AAR-Buddhist Pedagogy Seminar

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December 9, 2020
United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Humanities

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

Contact Info: 

Gloria Chien, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Gonzaga University 


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