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Madden, Rina – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This article explores conditions and enablers for teacher professional learning in religious education in Catholic schools. It examines the impact on religion of the pluralising and secularising influences in Australia today and identifies what this asks of religious education and religious educators in response. New pedagogical approaches which…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Faculty Development, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Noseda, Mary – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
Teacher self-efficacy is understood as a teacher's belief in his or her ability to successfully accomplish a specific teaching task in a particular context. Studies have been undertaken to determine preservice teachers' self-efficacy in particular curriculum areas, but none have been completed that relate to the teaching of Religious Education…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Religious Education, Catholics
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Fic, Jessica; Robinson, Christine – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
Research on teacher formation emphasises the need for teachers in Catholic schools to be involved in ongoing, purposeful, professional and spiritual formation (Franchi and Rymarz 2017). Contextually, Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) requires teachers of Religious Education (RE) in Catholic schools to participate in ongoing professional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Spiritual Development, Catholic Educators, Foreign Countries
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Sultmann, William; Brown, Raymond – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Eight Catholic school communities across Australia nominated teacher identity characteristics aligned with an understanding of Catholic school mission from a local community perspective. A data mining process (Leximancer Manual in https://www.leximancer.com. Version 2.23, 2017) of the collated narratives from focus groups (n = 73) highlighted the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools
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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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Capets, Mary Rachel – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
In 2014, forty-five educators from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney embarked on a sacred journey to Rome for the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. The pilgrimage was designed to offer faith formation, professional development and a means of sharing the faith with their school communities upon return. This study seeks…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Factors, Catholic Schools, Lay Teachers
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Carswell, Margaret – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
In 2006 the Catholic Education Commission, Victoria, Australia, entered into an agreement with the Centre for Academic Teacher Training of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, to conduct research which would frame the identity structure of Victorian Catholic schools (Pollefeyt and Bouwens in Int Stud Cathol Educ…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Hermeneutics