Researching non-formal religious education : the example of the European study on confirmation work

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dc.contributor.author Schweitzer, Friedrich
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-25T09:19:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-25T09:19:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-26
dc.description Prof. Dr Schweitzer is participating in the research project, ‘Gender Studies and Practical Theology Theory Formation’, directed by Prof. Dr Yolanda Dreyer, Department of Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the need for researching non-formal religious education as a neglected field of empirical research in religious education. By describing the growing awareness of the theological and educational meaning and importance of non-formal education and by reviewing the literature on research in religious education which appears to be focused somewhat one-sidedly on the formal context of the school and of the school subject of Religious Education, the author creates a background for the presentation of current research on confirmation work in Europe. The author gives an overview on a more than 10-year-long project on confirmation work in nine European countries, with an emphasis on the research design, methods, and main results. The experiences from this project are then discussed from the perspective of research on non-formal religious education. Finally, the author considers implications of this research for religious education and practical theology in general. en_ZA
dc.description.department Practical Theology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Schweitzer, F., 2017, ‘Researching non-formal religious education: The example of the European study on confirmation work’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 73(4), a4613. https://DOI.org/ 10.4102/hts.v73i4.4613. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v73i4.4613
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/61805
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons. en_ZA
dc.subject Religious education en_ZA
dc.subject Non-formal education en_ZA
dc.subject Europe en_ZA
dc.subject Research en_ZA
dc.subject Practical Theology en_ZA
dc.subject Educational heritage en_ZA
dc.subject Reformation en_ZA
dc.subject Confirmation work en_ZA
dc.title Researching non-formal religious education : the example of the European study on confirmation work en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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