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ERIC Number: EJ1170526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361 7672
Reading and Reflecting Sacred Texts in the Presence of the Other. An Empirical Study on the Use of "Scriptural Reasoning" in Teacher Education
Welling, Katharina; Roebben, Bert
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v39 n1 p73-85 2018
In this article the method of Scriptural Reasoning (SR), a text-based approach to interreligious dialogue between participants of the three Abrahamic religions, was implemented for a teacher education setting at a German university. Not only students with an outspoken religious conviction but also agnostic and atheist students, preparing themselves to become teachers in public schools, were invited into the conversation. The article documents and discusses the qualitative-empirical research in which the SR meetings were embedded. The aim of the article is not to create a hermeneutical "theory" for SR but rather to explore how SR as a "method", with its specific learning "tool" of text-work, can be turned into a broader didactical "model" which can be transferred to other learning environments and which can in the long run provide empirical evidence on successful teacher education in multi-religious and multi-worldview societies and schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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