Author(s): Liam Gearon
MasterClass in Religious Education provides a comprehensive exploration of the major themes in religious education research and pedagogy, drawing on international research. The author draws together historical, theological/religious and comparative and international perspectives to explore religious education's role in confronting controversial issues, and the implications this has for teaching, learning and research. This book incorporates discussions of current, post-9/11 debates on religion in the modern world, focusing particularly on the relationship of religion to secular, political contexts. Liam Gearon pays close attention to debates around religion in liberal democratic societies, looking at topics such as citizenship, human rights, and identity.
A comprehensive guide to religious education, ensuring a solid foundation for supporting effective learning and teaching.
Liam Gearon holds the University Lectureship in Religious Education in association with a Senior Research Fellowship at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Australian Catholic University, Australia, and Conjoint Professor at the Humanities Research Institute, Newcastle University, Australia.
Series Editor's Preface Sue Brindley Introduction: Context, Aims and Limitations 1. Religion, Politics and Education: Modern World, Ancient Disputes 2. Religion in Education: Contemporary UK, European and US Research Perspectives 3. Religious Education and the Religious Life: Theology and Faith Schools 4. Religious Education and Secularity: Issues of Cohesion, Diversity, Pluralism 5. Pedagogies of Religious Education: Teaching, Learning and Assessment 6. Religion Across the Curriculum: Arts, Humanities and Sciences Conclusion: Context, Aims and Limitations Revisited References Index