Proposal Title

The Green Scholars Initiative’s Scholar-Mentor/Junior-Scholar Approach: Preliminary Results from a Working Pedagogical Case Study

Proposal Abstract

The Green Scholars Initiative (GSI) has a unique pedagogy. It exists to support advancements in scholarship that arise out of educational mentorships between emerging scholars (students) and established scholars. Moreover, the GSI offers student and professor the opportunity to conduct original research on items from the Green Collection, now one of the world’s largest and most important private biblical artifact collections. The Green Collection will open an innovative museum in Washington, D.C. in 2017, which will be dedicated to presenting the impact, history, and narrative of the Bible from an objective and non-sectarian perspective. Over 100 Scholar-Mentors from 71 institutions in 13 countries are currently participating. Those wishing to contribute must meet the Scholar- Mentor/Junior-Scholar requirement before consideration. The research produced together by Scholar-Mentor and Junior-Scholar advances the knowledge of the items in the collection, while making significant contributions to the fields of the biblical disciplines. This paper offers a preliminary report on a working case study conducted by GSI’s founder, Dr. Jerry Pattengale who is now the Director of Education for the Museum of the Bible. This will be the first public discussion dedicated to the GSI’s unique pedagogy and will also discuss a major astronomical discovery by undergraduates.

Press Release Related to Present Case Study: http://demoss.com/newsrooms/museumofthebible/news/scholars-discover-early-astronomical-drawings.

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Room 2002

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Presentation (Open Access)

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The Green Scholars Initiative’s Scholar-Mentor/Junior-Scholar Approach: Preliminary Results from a Working Pedagogical Case Study

Room 2002

The Green Scholars Initiative (GSI) has a unique pedagogy. It exists to support advancements in scholarship that arise out of educational mentorships between emerging scholars (students) and established scholars. Moreover, the GSI offers student and professor the opportunity to conduct original research on items from the Green Collection, now one of the world’s largest and most important private biblical artifact collections. The Green Collection will open an innovative museum in Washington, D.C. in 2017, which will be dedicated to presenting the impact, history, and narrative of the Bible from an objective and non-sectarian perspective. Over 100 Scholar-Mentors from 71 institutions in 13 countries are currently participating. Those wishing to contribute must meet the Scholar- Mentor/Junior-Scholar requirement before consideration. The research produced together by Scholar-Mentor and Junior-Scholar advances the knowledge of the items in the collection, while making significant contributions to the fields of the biblical disciplines. This paper offers a preliminary report on a working case study conducted by GSI’s founder, Dr. Jerry Pattengale who is now the Director of Education for the Museum of the Bible. This will be the first public discussion dedicated to the GSI’s unique pedagogy and will also discuss a major astronomical discovery by undergraduates.

Press Release Related to Present Case Study: http://demoss.com/newsrooms/museumofthebible/news/scholars-discover-early-astronomical-drawings.