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Trialogue in Swedish RE teacher education
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2013 (English)In: NCRE 2013 : Religious education in post-secular (?) societies: Book of abstracts, 2013Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to explore what is constructed as key knowledge, essential for an Upper Secondary school RE teacher, in Swedish RE teacher education and to analyze how this knowledge is constructed. This paper sets out to give an overview of the project and discuss some initial results from a pilot study based on one observation of a three-way meeting and interviews with the participants both before and after the trialogue.Swedish Upper Secondary school teacher education is conducted in what can be considered as two different social practices, one being the academic courses at university and the other the in-school training at the partner schools. Accordingly, the teacher students are educated in two educational contexts -the “theoretical” social practice of university and the “practical” social practice of school. The outline sketched above is why this research project sets out not to investigate the regular education in RE teacher education through lectures, seminars etc., the dialogue between teacher student and their teachers respectively, but instead the trialogue between RE teacher student, RE Upper Secondary school teacher and mentor, and the RE university professor. The three-way meeting described is beingundertaken when the teacher student carries out in-school training and the academic professor, the student and the mentor meet for a trialogue concerning the development of the teacher student. In conclusion, the main aim of this paper is to present my PhD student research project, with a focus on initial results from a pilot study.

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RE teacher, upper secondary school, Sweden, knowledge construction, religious studies
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Religious Studies Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-20241OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-20241DiVA: diva2:852770
The 12th Nordic Conference on Religious Education (NCRE): 'Religious Education in post-secular (?) societies', June 10-13 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland
Available from: 2015-09-10 Created: 2015-09-10 Last updated: 2015-10-06Bibliographically approved

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