Author Archives: Horell, Harold

From Mary Rothschild: Technology and Media in Religious Education?

Yes, that’s a question mark. Education in American society is at a watershed moment evidenced by “flipped classrooms,” synchronous and asynchronous online learning and the exchange of resources and information via social media, Google tools, along with “gamification.” Religious education … Continue reading

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2015 Annual Conference: A Focus on Teaching

Our mission statement begins with: “The mission of the Religious Education Association is to create opportunities for exploring and advancing the interconnected practices of scholarship, research, teaching, and leadership…” At the 2015 Annual Conference we will begin with a focus … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Imagining

John Roberto begins his new book by stating: “What does it mean to reimagine? Dictionaries define it to ‘reinterpret imaginatively,’ ‘rethink,’ ‘imagine again or anew,’ ‘form a new conception of,’ or ‘recreate.’ Reimagining Faith Formation or the 21st Century is … Continue reading

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2015 Pre-conference Workshop on Technology

In a recent conversation with Gabriel Moran he noted that his wife Maria Harris would have been delighted by the new information technologies available today for use in teaching/learning environments. Gabe noted that Maria used to spend hours putting materials … Continue reading

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Art and the Imagination

In Releasing the Imagination, Maxine Greene points out that aesthetic experience requires us to move consciously beyond ourselves to notice what a work of art has to offer, that is, to notice how a work of art stirs our thoughts … Continue reading

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Religious Education and Imagination

The primary theme for the November REA Annual Meeting 2015 is “Connecting, Disrupting, Transforming: Imagination’s Power as the Heart of  Religious Education.” I invite you to think of this theme in relation to your own life and ministry. Specifically, I ask … Continue reading

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