Book Review: Turn it and Turn it Again

Turn It and Turn It Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Classical Jewish Texts edited by Jon A Levisohn and Susan P. Fendrick was reviewed in Teaching Theology & Religion, Volume 17: Issue 4 – October 2014 by Michael D. Matlock (Asbury Theological Seminary). Matlock writes:

 “As I read the pedagogical reflections of the teachers in this book, I was afforded an opportunity to cogitate on the pedagogical strengths and weaknesses of my own teachers as well as my own teaching and discover several innovations. . . . To some degree, every essay illustrates the benefits and instructor gains when she or he slows down enough while teaching a classical Jewish texts course (easily adaptable to any course reading and interpreting sacred texts) to observe carefully and reflect critically how learning outcomes are achieved in the students. . . . Every essay invites readers to explore or ‘turn’ pedagogy from various instructive angles and learn from these reflective teachers about how one’s own orientation to teaching similar sacred texts courses may be strengthened.”