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Wednesday, March 6 • 10:45 - 12:45
#6/271.2 – Interreligious education Religion Education and Educators

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Europe’s society is a melting pot of various cultures and religions, not least because of the movement of workers within the European Union and the current migration from the East and the South, which leads to an increasing contact between Christians and other religious adherents, especially Muslims. In this sense, interreligious education might be an instrument of integration policy within the educational system. The learning from and with each other serves the understanding of each other’s religious beliefs and might create a proper peaceful and constructive coexistence in the long run.Therefore we want to discuss the following themes:1. Conditions for interreligious education in different countries: national law, the role of religion in different constitutions; the status of religious education; different institutions forming teachers of religion: universities, religious congregations, academic schools, summer universities; content of religious education: curricula, handbooks, workbooks.2. Empirical studies of religious education on behalf of interreligious aspects: quantitative research on private and state schools; qualitative research on religious lessons; (empirical) case studies on teachers’ education; best practice examples.3. Concepts of interreligious education: dialogue of religions from a confessional point (Feldtkeller, Sundermeier); discussion of theological profiles (Woppowa); didactics of interreligious correlation (von Stosch) - didactics of interreligious respect (Jäggle); new concepts, coming out from empirical methods: Grounded Theory.

  • Michael Kramer (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz)
  • Antje Roggenkamp (Seminar für Praktische Theologie und Religionspädagogik)

  • Pauline Dimech (University of Malta) - Religious Education: Authority and Law
  • Graeme Nixon (University of Aberdeen) - David R. Smith, Jo Pearce, A Study of the education of Religious Educators in the UK and their Views on Religion in the Classroom
Language: English (German and French are possible languages, too)


Michael Kramer

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Antje Roggenkamp

WWU Münster


Pauline Dimech

University of Malta

Graeme Nixon

University of Aberdeen

Wednesday March 6, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Sala Bibliografia – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
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