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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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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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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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Dempster, Monica – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
High crime rates and general issues of social dysfunction are common in developing countries. This paper, using a case study of Jamaica, shows the possibility of using moral and religious values to guide youth within the education system, with the ultimate goal of intercepting these societal issues. The recent spate of violence in Jamaica's…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Values Education, Developing Nations, Crime
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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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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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Tomlinson, James – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The crises evident in today's ecological context require the attention and action of Christian communities, including within the work of religious education. This essay describes a set of practices for religious education that integrate ecology as a constituent dimension of Christian formation and discipleship, organized around three key…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Religion, Teaching Methods
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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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Haverback, Heather R.; Bojczyk, Kathryn E. – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore preservice teachers' religion self-efficacy beliefs and the relationship those beliefs have with regard to their internship experiences. In this paper, we examined participants who are education majors at a religious university. The measure selected for this study included a reflection journal. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Religion, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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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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Hyde, Brendan – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Through further consideration of data emanating from the author's original research into ways in which children are predisposed to learn in approaches to religious education influenced by Jerome Berryman's Godly Play method, a new disposition has been identified, "connecting to life." It comprises three elements--(1) making connections…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Relevance (Education), Empathy
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