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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, Brandeis University

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Expanding Horizons through Virtual Cases of Teaching

A couple of years back, Sharon Feiman-Nemser and I were asked to propose an innovative idea for Jewish education, for a blog hosted by the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at Bar Ilan.  The idea that we proposed: the creation of a online library of teaching cases in Jewish educational settings, providing a window into practice to anyone, anywhere, at any time, for free.

We wrote the following.


Educational quality, in Jewish education as in general education, depends on the quality of teaching. But teachers tend to teach in the ways that they were taught, and often are limited by their abilities to envision alternatives. So how can teachers expand their pedagogical horizons? Continue reading

Getting Started

Why does the Mandel Center need a blog? And why would the world need another blog about Jewish education? Continue reading

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