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Pollefeyt, Didier – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
A hermeneutic-communicative model of religious education is proposed which is grounded in a Christian anthropology. The human person is presented as a 'fragile hermeneutical space'--consisting of a radical openness to reality, an essential indeterminateness and an ability to transcend his or her own reality. This means that people have an inbuilt…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Hermeneutics, Christianity, Anthropology
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Faller, Paul – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
James Michael Lee (in Forging a better religious education in the third millennium, Religious Education Press, Birmingham, AL, 2000, p. 3) suggests that "religious education visions a broad sweeping future and then makes that future happen earlier than it would have happened if religious education were not there." Religious Education…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Role of Education, Christianity
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McKinney, Stephen J. – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
The educational work of David Stow evolved in three phases. He established a Sabbath school and helped to introduce both infant schooling and teacher training in Glasgow, Scotland in the nineteenth century. He helped to establish the Glasgow Normal Seminary and later he joined the Free Church of Scotland Normal Seminary. Stow was a committed…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Educational History, World Views
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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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O'Donnell, Kevin – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
Spirituality may not be able to be defined precisely but a number of models can be proposed which all recognise key sensitivities and experiences. Spirituality needs to be understood as being broader than the religious and should inform the whole curriculum and school ethos, if not the general concept of Secondary Education itself. To understand…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Foley, Toni; Dinan-Thompson, Maree; Caltabiano, Nerina – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This paper explores the question, "What is the individual's experience of interreligious learning and teaching?" It utilises hermeneutic phenomenology to interpret the rich and hidden meanings of lived experiences. van Manen's (Phenomenology of practice: meaning-giving methods in phenomenological research and writing. Routledge, New…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Phenomenology, Learning Experience
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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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van Dijk-Groeneboer, Monique – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
The formation of identity in a secularized world is different from formation in a religious oriented society. In this situation, educating young people and guiding their personhood formation is even more a task of connecting to the pupils from out of your own heart. A Catholic religious teacher can be a mirror for these young people when answering…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Moral Values, Self Concept, Catholic Educators
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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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Pollefeyt, Didier – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This article describes the contours of hermeneutical learning in the context of religious education. Hermeneutical learning is firstly distinguished from monoreligious learning and multireligious learning. Hermeneutical learning is based on a triple hermeneutic task: interpretation of text, context and the biography of the student, and avoids both…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Religious Education, Learning Processes, Correlation
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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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Kohn, Eli – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This qualitative research aims to explore the experiences of teachers in the implementation of prayer services in religious high schools for girls in Israel. Twenty teachers from three different schools were interviewed as part of this qualitative research study. Interviews were conducted during 2017-2018. The research focused on what teachers…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Spiritual Development, High School Students, Single Sex Schools
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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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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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Herbst, Jan-Hendrik – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
In times of social crises, Public Religious Pedagogy is emerging as "a new paradigm in the field of Religious Pedagogy" (Manfred L. Pirner). This paper aims to strengthen this approach through a critical review. To achieve this, the theoretical foundations of Public Religious Pedagogy will be examined more closely in order to investigate…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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