Being Open to Online Others: Online Journals and Professional Learning Among Church School Practitioners

Stuart-Buttle, Ros (2014) Being Open to Online Others: Online Journals and Professional Learning Among Church School Practitioners. In: Being Open to Others: Proceedings of ACISE XXV Colloquium. Liverpool Hope University Press, Liverpool Hope University, pp. 239-248. ISBN 978-1-898749-11-0

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Abstract

The online educational environment is often presented as a means for enhancing adult practitioner learning. The notion of using online journals as a medium for learning through critical reflection and dialogue is explored in this paper. Online journal entries from church school practitioners engaged in professional development to raise levels of theological literacy and apply theological frameworks are closely examined. Differing types of journal response become evident, including narrative, exposition, testimony, demonstration and interpretive forms. What emerges is the influence of online journals to serve as artefacts for theological reflection, with both personal and relational/communal dimensions. This opens up a new space for reflective pedagogy and practice within professional learning for the church sector. It also invites wider conversation about theological education in new virtual spaces.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Depositing User: Ros Stuart-Buttle
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 12:20
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 12:20
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1934

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