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Religions 2018, 9(7), 221; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9070221

Resources of Jewish Culture: A Case Study of Two Talmud Teachers

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Received: 21 June 2018 / Revised: 13 July 2018 / Accepted: 13 July 2018 / Published: 21 July 2018
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Abstract

This article offers a conceptual framework for understanding the diversity of pedagogies found in Talmud classrooms. It looks at how two different Orthodox Talmud teachers responded to an academic article about constructivist learning practices in the context of a professional development program. The case study presented in this article helps to illuminate Lev Vygotsky’s theory of learning. Ultimately, this article argues that whether Jewish studies teachers are open or resistant to constructivist learning practices depends less on their particular theory of teaching and learning than on their understanding of Jewish culture. View Full-Text
Keywords: Talmud; pedagogy; Jewish culture; constructivism; Vygotsky Talmud; pedagogy; Jewish culture; constructivism; Vygotsky
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