Truth Claims, Commitment and Openness in Finnish Islamic and Lutheran Religious Education Classrooms

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology en
dc.contributor.author Kimanen, Anu Leena
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-11T09:48:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-11T09:48:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-18
dc.identifier.citation Kimanen , A L 2019 , ' Truth Claims, Commitment and Openness in Finnish Islamic and Lutheran Religious Education Classrooms ' , Issues in Educational Research , vol. 29 , no. 1 , pp. 141-157 . < http://www.iier.org.au/iier29/kimanen.pdf > en
dc.identifier.issn 0313-7155
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000456208900010
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85060718770
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-0049-826X/work/55353399
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/300027
dc.description.abstract This article examines how two Finnish religious education (RE) teachers, one in Islamic and one in Lutheran RE, seek to construct openness when dealing with religious truth claims and religious commitment, the key areas in which indoctrination might take place. It also observes how these constructions work in the classroom and explains them in the light of teacher intentions and pupil pre-understandings of the RE classroom setting. Focusing on Islamic RE contests secular and Protestant discourses concerning the practices of RE in Europe, especially in denominational settings. Comparing the two contexts, Islamic minority and Lutheran majority RE, also helps to avoid over-interpretations about the impact of Islam. The issue is approached by combining classroom observations with teacher and pupil perspectives expressed in interviews. The findings suggest that there was frequent mismatch between teacher goals and pupil interpretation. In order to 'do openness' in the classroom more effectively, RE teachers should regard openness and critical thinking as learning objectives instead of mere circumstances of learning. en
dc.format.extent 17
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Issues in Educational Research
dc.relation.uri http://www.iier.org.au/iier29/kimanen.pdf
dc.rights en
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences en
dc.subject PERSPECTIVE en
dc.title Truth Claims, Commitment and Openness in Finnish Islamic and Lutheran Religious Education Classrooms en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
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