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Lindsay, Jenn – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
Building on various models for "intercultural and interreligious competence" (IC/IR competence), this essay argues that classroom learning about religious and cultural diversity will engage students' "sociological imaginations" and lead to increased IC/IR competence. The current strategy for increasing intercultural competence…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Learner Engagement, Knowledge Level
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Anderson, Kyle David; Knoll, Benjamin; Tyra, Ellen – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Religion is a central element in global education, fundamentally affecting how students interact with diverse peoples and cultures and what they learn and experience in foreign environments. Nevertheless, the topic has received little attention for quite some time. This study investigates how students' religious backgrounds, identities, and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Study Abroad, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Possamai, Adam; Long, Gary – Australian Universities' Review, 2020
This article uses a meta-metrics approach to research the research in Religion and Religious Studies (Field of Research (FoR) Code 2204) in Australia. Comparing and contrasting various results from the data provided by the Australian Research Council (ARC) on its Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) process, as well as global rankings data,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion Studies, Educational Research, Peer Evaluation
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Martinez, Nicholas C.; Sowcik, Matthew – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
This chapter presents an overview of six additional disciplines. Descriptions and resources for psychology, arts and music, women's studies, religious studies, parks and recreation, and interdisciplinary studies are included.
Descriptors: Psychology, Art, Music, Womens Studies
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Hanham, José; McCormick, John; Hendry, Adam – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This school-based study explored the role of collective and proxy efficacy beliefs in the performances of project-based learning teams comprising friends and acquaintances. Participants were 162 male students in Grade 8 who attended a Catholic high school, located in Sydney, Australia. Students were organized into 20 acquaintance groups and 21…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Males, Catholic Schools
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Tonga, Deniz – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2020
Social studies education in Turkey is a multidisciplinary field. One of these disciplines is religion. Social studies education can benefit from religion in terms of nurturing effective citizenship. The purpose of this study is to identify and compare the values intersecting the primary religious sources of Islam and the content of social studies…
Descriptors: Islam, Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education
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Turan, Emine Zehra – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2020
All individuals expect to be informed about and respectful of human rights for the sake of international peace. This study aims to evaluate students' views and suggestions on Religious Culture and Ethics courses regarding human rights education in Turkey. A qualitative method was followed by adopting a case study inquiry. The participants were 7th…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Citizenship Education, Cultural Education, Ethical Instruction
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Knysh, Alexander; Matochkina, Anna; Ulanova, Daria; Meechan, Philomena; Austin, Todd – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The authors discuss results from two co-taught courses in Islamic studies shared as a virtual exchange between the University of Michigan (U-M), USA, and Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia. These courses were shared with the intent of expanding the range of perspectives to which the students were exposed and to provide an opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Views, International Educational Exchange, Cultural Awareness
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Jensen, Tim – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
Following an initial programmatic summary of 'fundamentals', the author puts forward (with reference to other programmatic 'minimum presuppositions' for the scientific study of religion(s)) his basic presuppositions and principles for a scientific study-of-religion(s)-based religion education as a time-tabled, compulsory, and totally normal school…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion Studies, Scientific Methodology, Public Education
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Ellis, Justine Esta; Marcus, Benjamin Pietro – Social Education, 2019
What does religious studies education aim to teach? For years, this question has confounded educators and policymakers within the United States. To exacerbate matters, a common yet problematic narrative has emerged: content knowledge and skills are at odds with each other. In one camp, the story goes, are those who emphasize the…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Social Studies, Multiple Literacies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Freathy, Rob; Davis, Anna – Research Papers in Education, 2019
This article discusses the place of 'theology' in multi-faith Religious Education (RE) in English schools without a religious affiliation, highlighting reasons for its sometimes taboo-status, particularly since the emergence of Ninian Smart's phenomenological approach to Religious Studies in the late 1960s. The article explores a diversity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Religious Education, Religion Studies
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Baugh, Amanda J. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Courses on religion and the environment must confront racism and white privilege in order to remain relevant for the diverse students who increasingly fill higher education classrooms. Recognizing that traditional approaches for understanding environmentalism can isolate students of color by failing to recognize their own communities and…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Environmental Education, Inclusion, Advantaged
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Shoemaker, Terry D. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article describes a pedagogical response to teaching world religions courses in a post-truth age. The course assignment and its application, utilized in both online and in-person formats, bridge student academic pursuits with religious traditions, require students to engage with source-based journalism, and extend beyond the classroom into…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Credibility, Journalism, Information Sources
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Lee, Hoon J. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Contingent teaching has become the norm in most institutions. While the use of adjuncts and other non-tenure track professors shows no sign of slowing down, the nature of contingent teaching is less known. This article examines how contingent teaching directly impacts the professor's teaching. My experience teaching religious studies courses from…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Religion Studies, Time
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Havens, Peter Sebastian; Williams, Melanie Stallings – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
While peer-assisted (PAL) learning strategies have been successful in K-12 programs, such practices are used less commonly at the college level. In addition, PAL programs are aimed largely at student populations who are struggling (for example, learning disabled students) or in topics where many students encounter difficulty (for example, math and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Peer Teaching, Learning Strategies, Humanities
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