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Lipiäinen, Tuuli; Ubani, Martin; Viinikka, Kaisa; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This article examines "new learning" skills from the perspective of Finnish in-service Religious Education (RE) teachers by exploring which skills teachers emphasize in their instruction. The data of this study consist of a quantitative online questionnaire (N = 83), and qualitative semi-structured interviews (N = 18) that were conducted…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teacher Attitudes, 21st Century Skills, Foreign Countries
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Kavonius, Marjaana; Ubani, Martin – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of religious education and ethics instruction in the development of worldviews in public education using empirical data. The research question of the article is: How is the contribution of RE and Ethics in the development of worldviews perceived among 9th grade students? The study is based on…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Ethics, World Views, Role of Education
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Åhs, Vesa; Poulter, Saila; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to explore pupil perspectives on religions and worldviews in a mutual integrative space of religious and worldview education in a Finnish context. Analysing group interview data (N = 38) gathered from lower secondary school pupils attending mutual classes of religious and worldview education, the article explores how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Views, Religion, Student Attitudes
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Metso, Pekka – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The focus of this article is on parents' experiences with and perceptions of their children's religious education (RE). The data consist of letters from 41 parents of Finnish Orthodox children and youth. In the letters, the parents describe their understanding of minority religious upbringing and how it is affected by different factors like RE. RE…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Religious Education, Letters (Correspondence), Minority Groups
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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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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