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ERIC Number: EJ1234490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1442-018X
Pupils and Worldview Expression in an Integrative Classroom Context
Åhs, Vesa; Poulter, Saila; Kallioniemi, Arto
Journal of Religious Education, v67 n3 p203-221 Oct 2019
The aim of this study is to explore pupil perspectives on religions and worldviews in a mutual integrative space of religious and worldview education in a Finnish context. Analysing group interview data (N = 38) gathered from lower secondary school pupils attending mutual classes of religious and worldview education, the article explores how religious and non-religious worldviews can be explored in order to enhance subjectification in worldview education. The findings indicate that for pupils, the heterogeneity and lived dimensions reflected in personal worldviews, and questions relating to meaning, emotion and individuality in worldviews, are at the forefront in learning from religions and worldviews. The experiences of the pupils indicate that the concepts employed in religious and worldview education concerning religions and worldview phenomena should be examined critically in the light of the personal meaning making level of the pupils themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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