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Renkema, Erik; Mulder, André; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2019
In this article, the authors reflect on the results of their previous research at cooperation schools in the Netherlands, where students and teachers from nonaffiliated and Christian backgrounds come together. Dewey's perspective on educating democratic values is combined with empirical results of this research, answering the question what Dewey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values
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Mulder, André; van den Berg, Bas – Religious Education, 2019
In the project "Learning for Life" we developed a hermeneutical--communicative model for worldview education that answers the European challenges of worldview diversity and worldview illiteracy. We implemented the model in a participatory action research project at nine schools for primary education in the Netherlands and monitored the…
Descriptors: Whites, World Views, Hermeneutics, Action Research
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Markus, Johanna Janna; Bertram-Troost, Gerdien D.; de Kock, A. (Jos); de Muynck, A. (Bram); Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2019
Previous research showed that strong religious communities wish for cohesion and cooperation between pedagogical environments in religious socialization. This explorative and descriptive study examines what Dutch orthodox Protestant primary school teachers perceive to be their role in comparison with others, such as parents. We extensively…
Descriptors: Protestants, Religious Education, Socialization, Elementary School Teachers
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Kienstra, Natascha; van Dijk-Groeneboer, Monique; Boelens, Olav – Religious Education, 2019
Interreligious education should support cultural and religious diversity in the classroom by inviting new perspectives. Four contexts are important in this regard, as follows: auto-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, auto-interpretation of foreign traditions, allo-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Perspective Taking
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Moyaert, Marianne – Religious Education, 2018
In religious pedagogy focused on teaching religious diversity, two approaches are usually discussed: multireligious learning and interreligious learning. Here, I will explore both approaches and argue why I think interreligious learning is to be preferred. Interreligious learning, however, can take many forms. In academia learning tends to be…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Intergroup Education, Educational Practices, Experiential Learning
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Kienstra, Natascha; van Dijk-Groeneboer, Monique; Boelens, Olav – Religious Education, 2018
Searching for new methods to start a genuine dialogue in secondary school classrooms, bibliodrama as an active form of putting religious stories in action was used. The research focused on examining relationships between student learning activities and teacher behavior; six lessons were analyzed in a qualitative cross-case analysis. A dialogue in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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de Kock, A. – Religious Education, 2017
In 2012, I proposed the apprenticeship model as a promising catechetical model for church communities in which catechists might be hope generators, and the church community becomes a community of hope. This article argues that the original meaning of the apprenticeship model is challenged by an emphasis in youth ministry practices on the…
Descriptors: Clergy, Religious Education, Apprenticeships, Churches
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van Wijnen, Harmen; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2017
This article describes how communal aspects of faith find their way back into the lives of adolescents. The communal aspects of faith within individualized societies need more attention. It seems that with the current emphasis on individual faith, the intrinsic power of communal aspects of faith has been lost. This study shows that informal…
Descriptors: Religion, Adolescents, Religious Factors, Tribes
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Renkema, Erik; Mulder, André; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2016
In this article the authors present the results of their research of cooperation schools in the Netherlands. These schools are an exception in the dual educational system because they originate from a merger of a religiously neutral public school and a religious school. The data, provided by school principals, show key values of the cooperation…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Elementary School Students, Religion, Foreign Countries
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Elshof, Toke – Religious Education, 2015
In the Netherlands, the relation between Catholic schools and the Catholic Church was apparent during the pillarized educational system and culture of the first decades of the 20th century. In the post-pillarized decennia afterward, their connection transformed and became less recognizable. At first glance, their contemporary relation sometimes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Religious Factors
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Miedema, Siebren; Bertram-Troost, Gerdien – Religious Education, 2014
In this article the authors outline a core concern regarding the importance of intertwining the three forms of education: citizenship education, worldview education, and human rights education. Secondly, they take a transformative view within a critical-pragmatic pedagogy with the aim of strengthening the potential for social engagement,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ideology, World Views, Civil Rights
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ter Avest, Ina; Bertram-Troost, Gerdien; Miedema, Siebren – Religious Education, 2012
Brains and gender, separately and in their interrelatedness, are hot items today in popular journals and academic literature. It is in particular the complexity of the interdependence of physical-, psychological-, and contextual-related developments of feminization in education that we focus on these contributions. We argue that a combination of…
Descriptors: Brain, Psychology, Self Concept, Spiritual Development
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Miedema, Siebren; ter Avest, Ina – Religious Education, 2011
In the secular age religious education and citizenship education could and should be fruitfully combined. That is the present authors' view on current developments in schools aiming at the strengthening and the flourishing of students' personal religious identity. Presupposition is that religious identity needs to be interpreted as an integral…
Descriptors: World Views, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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ter Avest, Ina; Jozsa, Dan-Paul; Knauth, Thorsten – Religious Education, 2010
In this article about the Dutch contribution to the REDCo sub-project on the role of gender, related to religion in/and school, the authors present the characteristics in the answers girls and boys, respectively gave to their questionnaires. Qualitative as well as quantitative methods were used in this research project. The research findings show…
Descriptors: Religion, Role, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Avest, Ina ter; Bakker, Cok – Religious Education, 2009
In this contribution we explore processes of Structural Identity Consultation (SIC) with primary school teachers, and the opportunities this kind of team meetings offers for a nontraditional way to live with religious tradition(s). We take our start in everyday classrooms, characterized by religious diversity. The thoughts of Levinas, and his view…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Religion, Beliefs
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