Teaching Religion for Future Teachers in Religious Education : Co-existence, Diversity and Sustainability from a Swedish Perspective

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title Teaching Religion for Future Teachers in Religious Education : Co-existence, Diversity and Sustainability from a Swedish Perspective
Author(s) Liljefors Persson, Bodil
Date 2011
English abstract
Abstract: This paper aims to contribute to the international stage for Public Religion Education and Education for teachers in RE. First, this paper summarizes briefly the historical context of Swedish Religion Education in both elementary and secondary education, as well as in the former teacher education for Religion Education. The new National syllabuses for RE in compulsory school and upper secondary school is summarized and presented with a focus on important changes from earlier syllabuses. Especially the position of world religions in the syllabuses will be highlighted and compared with former national syllabuses? Secondly, a contextual and comparative approach will be employed to analyze some of the Textbooks in RE from both compulsory school and upper secondary school. What are the main themes and perspectives found in the Textbooks regarding World religions? What other examples of RE-content is found in these Textbooks? What is missing? Finally, some reflections regarding which didactic choices that are important in classrooms of diversity and how can we teach religion in an ever changing world will be presented? These are questions that will be put at stake in this paper that concentrates on the Swedish Religion Education discourse of today.
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) teaching
religious education
sustainability
curricula
Co-existence
Diversity
Religious didactics
Academic Study of Religion
Syllabuses
Textbooks
Swedish RE
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Note 10th EASR, European Association for the Study of Religions Conference, in Budapest, 18-22 September, 2011, Conference theme: New movements in Religion. Theories and Trends, Session: Academic Study of Religion in the Public Sphere
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/17133 (link to this page)
Link http://easr.org/member-associations/einzelansicht/article/2011-easr-conference-in-budapest-1.html (external link to related web page)

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