ERIC Number: EJ817281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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Who Am I between "Us" and "Them"?
Religious Education, v103 n5 p511-516 Oct 2008
The teachers' task is not to convey their knowledge but to kindle their pupils' minds. That has always been the author's view. She has also come to think that such an education would enable people to conceive of Islam as having the strength to adapt itself to different times and places. This is why the teaching of the cultural heritage--the first subject of the course she produced with future religious educators--starts with thought-provoking dialogue with her pupils. The answers she receives from her students allow her to unravel the background of their thoughts and possible underlying influences. In this article, the author pinpoints the three most prominent of those underlying influences; the first is the environment that surrounds them, the second is the world of the others, and the third is the students' inner world (their concerns, hopes, imaginations, doubts, beliefs, etc.).
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Religious Education, Religious Factors, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Islam, Islamic Culture, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Personal Narratives
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