Here’s an interesting article, “What Can Jesus Teach Us About Student Engagement?” by Glenn James, Elda Martinez, and Sherry Herbers of the University of the Incarnate Word. Here’s their abstract:
This article examines Jesus’s teaching methods as described in the four Gospels, highlighting the ways in which He led listeners to participate actively in their learning. We identify similarities between many of Jesus’s techniques and current practices in the field of student engagement, with a focus on applications for instructors in higher education. Several of His approaches, most notably storytelling and the use of analogies, point to recommendations for improving teaching practice by increasing student engagement in the learning process.