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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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du Val d'Eprémesnil, Diane – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This article introduces us to the benefits of contemplative practices integrated to the RE classroom. The author promotes contemplative practices in religious education, investigating how these can be integrated to the curriculum and the multiple modes of inquiry already present. After accounting for contemplation in the West, and especially in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Abi-Hassoun, Fred – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This paper explores the educational practices of the Syriac Antiochene Maronite Catholic Church in the United States towards Maronite children and adults. The paper proposes, to a large extent, that the current educational forms have led to an uncritical obedience to the ecclesial tradition. These forms are: Qurbono (liturgy), catechetical texts,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Catholics, Churches, Religious Factors
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Luby, Antony – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
As the Catholic Church encounters secularism and pluralism, one of her main responses has been dialogue. Some of the prime manifestations have been the political initiative of the Courtyard of the Gentiles and the plea from the Congregation for Catholic Education for a grammar of dialogue as envisaged in the recent document Educating for fraternal…
Descriptors: Catholics, Political Issues, Humanism, Interpersonal Communication
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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