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ERIC Number: EJ809844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
Religious Education as a Research Discipline: An Activity Theoretical Perspective
Afdal, Geir
British Journal of Religious Education, v30 n3 p199-210 Sep 2008
This article raises the question of how to conceive of religious education as a research discipline. The theory of activity systems is used in an analysis of the relationship between theory and practice, the systems of research and the systems of school. The author argues for a dialectical relationship between research and school practice, where understandings of school practice may enable theoretical expansion and where the language used in the field of research may give renewed understanding to the field of practice. (Contains 2 figures and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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