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A Response: Threshold Concepts in Religious Education and Theology

Rymarz, Richard (2016) A Response: Threshold Concepts in Religious Education and Theology. Journal of Adult Theological Education, 13 (2). pp. 163-170. ISSN 1743-1654

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Abstract

This paper presents a response to other contributions in this volume on the theme of using threshold concepts in religious education. It draws together some common threads that have emerged in this volume and notes the value of using threshold concepts, especially in certain context areas. It also provides a sense of the future of threshold concepts in religious education as well as some of the ongoing and emerging challenges in this area such as ensuring that classroom practice reflects what is proposed in the curriculum both for schools with religious affiliation and public schools. In Quebec, for instance, in very recent times the province has introduced a mandatory course in ethics and religious culture. This is an extremely ambitious programme with a wide range of proposed topics such as the nature of secularity and its impact on religious worldview and, perhaps the most complex, better understanding of indigenous religions.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): religious education, complex themes, content knowledge
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Religious Education
Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 10:44
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 10:44
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2652

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