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ERIC Number: EJ820975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
Learning "about" and "from" Religion: Phenomenography, the Variation Theory of Learning and Religious Education in Finland and the UK
Hella, Elina; Wright, Andrew
British Journal of Religious Education, v31 n1 p53-64 Jan 2009
The paper addresses the relationship between the twin tasks of enabling pupils both to learn about and learn from religion in the state education systems of Finland and the UK. Recognising that the relationship between these two tasks is the subject of considerable confusion, it is argued that the most appropriate way to view the connection is fundamentally ontological. In a plural society in which there is no basic agreement about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, there nevertheless remains a common concern to enable pupils to live flourishing lives in harmony with the ultimate order-of-things. The paper draws on phenomenography and the Variation Theory of Learning to unpack the pedagogic implications of this argument.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; United Kingdom