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Vad kan man egentligen tro?: En läroboksanalys av läroböckers etikavsnitt utifrån breda och tunna etiska begrepp.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What can one actually believe? : A Textbook analysis of the ethics and morals chapter in textbooks using broad and thin ethics. (English)
Abstract [en]

The following essay examines if five Swedish textbooks aimed for religious studies in upper secondary school might show similar flaws to those presented by the Swedish Schools Inspectorate in their review of religious studies conducted in 2012. The method used in this essay is a qualitative study of Swedish textbooks influenced by Lantz definition of wide and thin ethics. This in practice means that I have analysed the five Swedish textbooks using thin and broad ethics while conducting the analysis of the five. The purpose of the essay was to see if the flaws presented in “Mer än vad du kan tro” regarding ethics and moral education might be present in Swedish textbooks as well. My essay shows that four out of the five Swedish textbooks included in the study show signs of the flaws presented in “Mer än vad du kan tro” and that the books apply thin and broad ethics to a varying degree.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Thin ethics, broad ethics, Mer än vad du kan tro, Swedish Schools inspectorate, religious studies, text book analysis.
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100038OAI: diva2:789470
Subject / course
Science of religion
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2015-02-19 Created: 2015-02-19 Last updated: 2015-02-19Bibliographically approved

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