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ERIC Number: EJ799560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
"Currere" as Transformative Story Telling in Religious Education
Kissel-Ito, Cindy
Religious Education, v103 n3 p339-350 May 2008
This article examines "currere" (a method for autobiographical reflection proposed by William Pinar) as a helpful framework for reflecting on religious educational experiences from a subjective and narrative perspective. The author suggests that this process is important for contemporary religious education as it provokes reflection on the relationships between academic knowledge, a person's life of faith, and the ways these overlap with church and society. Using thick description as a form of story telling, the author models this method as a practice of critical analysis that provides transformative insights for theory and practice in religious education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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