Interreligious Studies and Personal Changemaking Pedagogy for Leadership and the Common Good: The My Story Assignment
changemaking, empathy, interfaith, interreligious, leadership, reflexivity, storytelling
This article sketches the scaffolded three‐phase “My Story” assignment, which unfolds over the course of a semester, is embedded in the context of local lived interreligious encounter, and aims at developing interfaith leadership and interreligious wherewithal. The context (large urban Catholic university), purpose (student learning outcomes centered on personal changemaking, self‐knowledge, and leadership), description (concrete nuts and bolts of the assignment's procedure), and efficacy (results of piloting the assignment) of the assignment are discussed.
Teaching Theology & Religion