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Kunskapen i kyrkorummet: Hur kyrkopedagogik skapar bredare förståelse av religion för skolelever
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3174-7233
2015 (Swedish)In: Prismet, ISSN 0032-8847, Vol. 66, no 4, 189-202 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, scholars in the field of Religious Education have noted a tendency to theorize and intellectualize in the teaching of this school subject in Sweden and Norway. The consequence of the theorization is that many who belong to a religious tradition do not recognize themselves when their religion is presented in class. This study is based on texts and images that pupils in a Swedish primary school class (ages 11-12) made after visiting a church. The study shows how the German method Kirchenpädagogik (Church pedagogy) can give primary school pupils a broader understanding of and insights into what religion can be. By visiting a holy place, pupils acquire knowledge of other aspects of the religion in question. The article shows that the learning the pupils themselves emphasize after meeting with a religious place primarily is of aesthetic nature.

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Oslo: IKO-forlaget A/S, 2015. Vol. 66, no 4, 189-202 p.
Keyword [en]
Religious Education, Aesthetic learning, Church, Non-confessional
Keyword [de]
National Category
Religious Studies Didactics
Research subject
Religious Studies and Theology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38829OAI: diva2:877403
Available from: 2015-12-07 Created: 2015-12-07 Last updated: 2016-10-04

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