• STS Trailer

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    My name is Richard Newton. I'm a professor of religious studies. Sowing the Seed is a student-scholar digital magazine that models enriching conversations on the issues too important not to talk about. Contributors come from across the humanities and social sciences, sharing their insights in the interest of making the academy far less academic. Show less
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  • The Outgrowth Play all

    The Outgrowth gives you a front row seat into the classroom of our curator, Dr. Richard Newton. With projects, highlights, and conversations from Newton’s own pedagogical journey, this series will inspire you to teach like only you can.
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  • Seedpods: Professional Development on the Go

    • Seedpods #1: Syllabus Day?! - Duration: 3 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      It’s our first vlog, so what better thing to discuss than syllabus day. Dr. Richard Newton discusses his approach to the first day of class, including a look at what he did in two of his courses.

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  • Maya Clare Cares About Religion Play all

    A comedy video series based upon Brad Stoddard's and Craig Martin’s Stereotyping Religion (Bloomsbury 2018)
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  • STS: Growth Statements Play all

    Find out what Sowing the Seed has meant to some of our student and scholar contributors.
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  • Critical Reading and Critical Writing Play all

    This video series helps students become active learners. The models presented can help students become more efficient and effective in their engagement of course materials by building literacy.
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  • Critical Thinking and Critical Theory Play all

    The Critical Thinking and Critical Theory series features instructional videos used in my courses.
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  • Identifying Roots Play all

    These are companion videos to my research on Alex Haley’s Roots. The culmination of that work may be found in my forthcoming book, Identifying Roots: Alex Haley and the Anthropology of Scriptures (Equinox 2018). Follow discussion of that work on Twitter at #idRoots.
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  • An Introduction to the World's Religions Play all

    This series is a primer to the study of the world religions as examples of social formation and contestation. They provide a handy way to get students thinking about religion as discourse.
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