Conference on Teaching Rabbinic Literature
The Initiative on Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy hosted a research conference on teaching rabbinic literature at Brandeis in January 2008, featuring 50 presentations and bringing together more than 200 academics and educators representing 30 Jewish day schools, 20 universities, 12 yeshivot and rabbinical seminaries from across the denominations, and numerous other educational institutions.
There was enormous interest in the conference. Within a month of opening registration, it had reached capacity — two months before the conference itself.
This conference followed an earlier conference in 2005 on Teaching Bible.
What is "bridging scholarship and pedagogy?"
What does “rabbinic literature” mean in this context?
Why did we call it a research conference?
What happened at the conference?
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The Initiative on Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy
The Mandel Center conference on Teaching Bible in 2005
The idea of “pedagogical content knowledge"
The “scholarship of teaching"
The idea of “orientations” towards the teaching of particular subjects
This conference was hosted by the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, a partnership between the Mandel Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio and Brandeis University.
The Mandel Center gratefully acknowledges the support of the Mandel Foundation and its leadership.
The Mandel Center also acknowledges additional support for this conference from Combined Jewish Philanthropies; from Targum Shlishi, a Raquel and Aryeh Rubin Foundation; and from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.