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Geikina, Laima – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In Latvia the implementation of the new National Curriculum is oriented towards a competence based approach that focuses on learning by doing and is based on theoretical constructs of constructionism and social constructivism. For the first time since Latvia gained independence in 1990, the new National Curriculum will provide a unique opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, National Curriculum, Competency Based Education
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Hudson, Don Michael; Roberts, Andy M. – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Institutions of faith can no longer assume students of faith, and institutions of faith can no longer assume that a survey of the Old and New Testaments in today's college curriculum will provide the necessary elements to develop, sustain, and nurture biblical literacy in students. Nor can it be assumed that this antiquated model will equip…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, World Views, Teaching Methods
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Ryan, Maurice – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This paper surveys and evaluates the contribution of Jules Isaac to the reorientation of relations between Christians and Jews. Jules Isaac, French educator, historian and bureaucrat committed his life to the repair of relations between Christians and Jews. He played a pivotal role in promoting consideration of Jews and Judaism at the Second…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Intergroup Relations, Christianity, Jews
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Starkey, Janina; Rymarz, Richard – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Catholic Studies is a religious education course used in senior high schools in New South Wales, Australia. The course is not counted for university entrance but meets the requirement for students to undertake religious study whilst in catholic schools. This paper examines the perceptions of teachers on why students take the course and what parts…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, High School Students, Catholic Schools
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Awad, Najib George – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This essay touches upon the challenge of education in theological seminaries. It scrutinizes the relevance of theological education to practical ministry in the interreligious context of our world. It proposes that such a theoretical preparation of students for serving in such a world on the theoretical level of education is very necessary,…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Theological Education
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Korkeakoski, Katja; Ubani, Martin – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This article discusses some of the experiences gained from three students studying ethics in integrated and collaborative RE lessons. The data comes from a teaching experiment devised especially for research purposes. In this experiment students from Lutheran, Greek Orthodox, secular humanist backgrounds studied ethics-related contents together.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Ethics, Humanism
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Horowski, Jaroslaw – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The article addresses questions about the conditions of education for forgiveness, analysing them in terms of philosophy of education. The first part provides a review of the philosophical discussion on forgiveness. Revolving around the essence and moral value of forgiving, it is a debate which offers no explanations as to why people decide to…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Religious Education, Justice, Teaching Methods
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Sakaranaho, Tuula – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Recent decades have witnessed a change in European governments' policies from benign neglect to active management of religious diversity, where Islam is often seen as the most challenging religion for the European social order. However, the ways in which this 'management' is justified and undertaken varies from country to country and depends on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Muslims, Public Education
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Hammer, Aina; Schanke, Åge J. – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Over the last 20 years, religious education in Norway has received massive public and academic attention, due in part to clashing opinions regarding the role of such education in a generally secular society. As a result, the subject's name and curricula have been changed or modified several times. Currently, the curricula for 'Knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Philosophy