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A Recipe for Success, or for Assignment Starvation? When Students Wanted an Assignment Outline, What I Gave Instead, and What Happened Next

Issue: Vol 46 No. 2 (2017)

Journal: Bulletin for the Study of Religion

Subject Areas: Religious Studies Buddhist Studies Islamic Studies Biblical Studies

DOI: 10.1558/bsor.33617


This article is about teaching fieldwork-based analytical writing, using a recipe. It comes out of my unease with some traditional forms of university pedagogy, and is part of a larger story of how I used food and foodways materially and epistemically in a second-year course. Here, I focus on how and why I adapted a part of my course mid-stream in response to student needs, by responding to student requests for an assignment handout with a recipe for writing.

Author: Aldea Mulhern

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