Religious Studies and Theology, Vol 38, No 1-2 (2019)

Drawing on the Board

Michael Ostling
Issued Date: 14 May 2019

Abstract


Students and teachers alike tend to think of drawing on the board as an old-fashioned teaching technology, and to prefer electronically mediated pedagogies even in the face-to-face classroom. In this article, I celebrate the chalkboard and whiteboard as potential sites of collaborative and open-ended teaching and learning. Arguing that technological choices are always also political choices, I suggest that the problematizing, slow-paced, and inconclusive teaching style encouraged by board-work is a style worth fighting for - especially in the Religious Studies classroom.

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DOI: 10.1558/rsth.38285

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