AAR> AAR-Buddhist Pedagogy Seminar

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Dear Colleagues,


A silver lining of this year’s AAR virtual meeting is that scholars can attend the conference with less expense and still enjoy robust discussions. The Buddhist Pedagogy Seminar committee is looking forward to having conversations with you about innovative ways to teach Buddhism in the modern classroom. The 2020 seminar will first have two 20-minute paper presentations and then three 10-minute roundtable presentations on Wednesday, December 2nd, from 11:00 am­–1:00 pm EST. The topics are below.

  • Nathan McGovern, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

            Teaching Buddhism Alongside Islam in the Intro to Asian Religions Class

  • Elizabeth Guthrie, University of Waterloo

            North American Religious Studies and “Built Pedagogy”

  • Alyson Prude, Georgia Southern University

            Engaging Buddhist Ethics to Engage Students

  • Andrew Housiaux, Tang Institute at Andover

            Mahāpajāpatī, Misconceptions, and Religious Literacy: Reflections on an Early Buddhist Story

  • Ivory L. Lyons, University of Mount Union

            The Mandala Project: A Class Activity


Information for each presentation can be found here:



See you next week,



       Gloria Chien

       Trung Huynh

Steering Committee

        Todd Lewis

        Beverley McGuire

        Ben Van Overmeire

       Jonathan Young