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King, Jason – Religious Education, 2015
This article attempts two tasks. First, to clarify how the claim that colleges and universities may "shove religion down students' throats" has a historical background. Second, to indicate how pedagogical strategies--like service learning, discussions, paper revisions, and "Just in Time Teaching" exercises--can be used in ways…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Educational History, Teaching Methods
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Ha, Tung-Chiew – Religious Education, 2014
The Gospel of John teaches through telling the story of Jesus in light of the familiar Hebrew faith stories. It is an interpretive task that presents Jesus to his audience and teaches them adequate faith. John the Teacher skillfully uses narrative skills to create the familiar-strange effect in his storytelling. Each story is followed by a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Religion, Biblical Literature
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van der Straten Waillet, Nastasya; Roskam, Isabelle – Religious Education, 2013
The aim of this article is to consider the psychological mechanisms that may prevent individuals from achieving religious tolerance and religious pluralism. After defining these concepts and explaining why they are desirable outcomes, four psychological obstacles to the achievement of religious tolerance and religious pluralism will be explored by…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism, Psychological Patterns
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Zaver, Arzina – Religious Education, 2013
This article focuses on the need for dialogue in the form of a "third space" for multi-faith realities. In exploring the idea of a "third space," the author draws on the use of the term borrowed from Homi Bahha. Third space, as it is defined in the context of this article, understands the complexities of hybridity, or multiple…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Religion, Dialogs (Language), Self Concept
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Eschenauer, Donna – Religious Education, 2012
Memory and imagination, complex activities of the brain, act as the cornerstone for ritual prayer. These brain functions ground us in hope and aid in our discovery of what it means to be human at a deep level. This article explores the ritual of the Paschal Triduum, the Roman Catholic Church's highest expression of faith. It interprets the Triduum…
Descriptors: Imagination, Catholics, Memory, Brain
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Selcuk, Mualla; Valk, John – Religious Education, 2012
Turkish religious education's focus on religion from a social science and prescriptive Islamic perspective faces challenges today. This article presents a new model and approach that assists students in exploring their beliefs and values, those of others, and their Islamic heritage from an interdisciplinary worldview perspective. (Contains 2…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, World Views
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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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Jackson, Liz – Religious Education, 2011
While much research has considered the way Muslims are represented in the mass media in recent years, there has been little exploration of the way Muslims and Islam are discussed in U.S. public schools. This article considers how Muslims and Islam are represented in educational standards, textbooks, and supplementary resources, with an eye to the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Muslims, Textbooks, Islam
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Lee, Boyung – Religious Education, 2010
No one in this global age can teach and learn without engaging one's neighbors. The cosmos's far-reaching cultural flow forces Religious Education scholars and practitioners to be fluent in intercultural communication. Notwithstanding this pursuit, the author finds that one of the obstacles for religious educators is their textbooks' cultural…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Religious Education
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Carmody, Brendan – Religious Education, 2003
Today, Zambia has a comparatively unified, somewhat exceptional, approach to religious education despite a wide variety of predominantly Christian denominations. This article retraces the history of the development of religious education from when it was entirely confessional to the present time when it has become largely educational. In so doing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods
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Legg, Pamela P. Mitchell – Religious Education, 1996
Observes the pitfalls and possibilities of using feature films as educational tools for religious exploration. Praises film for its ability to synthesize a number of cultural, moral, and narrative elements. Lists several simplistic and reductionist approaches to be avoided. (MJP)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Course Content, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Enrichment
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Higgins, Gregory C. – Religious Education, 1989
Argues that there is a relationship between theology and religious education. Outlines the metaphysical, experiential-expressivism, and cultural linguistic approaches to religious study. Discusses the teaching methodologies of catechism and experiential learning which dominate the various approaches. Examines the impact of postliberalism on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Liberalism, Religion