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The Use of Teaching Materials in Religious Education in Sweden: A quantitative analysis of Swedish religious education teachers’ reported use of teaching materials in RE classrooms
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
2017 (English)In: British Journal of Religious Education, ISSN 0141-6200, E-ISSN 1740-7931, Vol. 1, p. 45-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent studies show that religious education (RE) and various media outlets serve as increasingly important arenas for religious socialisation among Swedish youths. At the same time it has been shown that media material, for example in the form of various news media, often make their way into RE classrooms to be used as materials alongside the more traditional textbooks. However, little quantitative research has been conducted in order to map RE teachers’ selection and use of materials in their classrooms, and what factors are involved in this selection. A nationally representative survey among 1292 RE teachers was conducted, and the results clearly show that textbooks are the most popular form of material, followed by pictures, sacred texts, documentaries, television news and news articles. Out of the relevant background variables it was primarily school form, age, gender and religiosity that seemed to influence the teachers’ choices of material. The author concludes that familiarity with a certain form of material through personal experiences is a likely explanation for many of the correlations found, and that further research is needed in order to explore the potential complexities that arise in the juxtaposition of classroom and media logics.

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2017. Vol. 1, p. 45-55
Keywords [en]
religious education; religious socialisation; teachers; teaching materials
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-395671DOI: 10.1080/01416200.2017.1405795OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-395671DiVA, id: diva2:1364951
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Swedish Research CouncilAvailable from: 2019-10-23 Created: 2019-10-23 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
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1. 'Stay Awhile and Listen': Understanding the Dynamics of Mediatization, Authority, and Literacy in Swedish Religious Education
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Stay Awhile and Listen': Understanding the Dynamics of Mediatization, Authority, and Literacy in Swedish Religious Education
2019 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article-based dissertation is to explore the role media play in Swedish Religious Education (RE). The purpose is to study Swedish RE teachers’ practices and how these can be related to various dynamics of mediatization, authority, and literacy. Conducted within the Teaching Religion in Late Modern Sweden project at Uppsala University, this study draws on a national survey, as well as semi-structured interviews and classroom observations with 22 RE teachers. Four specific research questions are posed, each addressed separately in four articles. (1) What kinds of media materials do Swedish RE teachers use in their teaching? (2) What kinds of media dynamics are present in RE classrooms where media materials are used? (3) How can RE teachers’ and students’ engagements with mediated religion be analysed from a multiple media literacies perspective? And, (4) how do RE teachers construct authority on religion in a mediatized situation? The first question is approached through a quantitative analysis of survey material, while the three remaining questions were analysed by the use of qualitative thematic analysis of the observations and interviews. The study finds that RE teachers in Sweden use and relate to various forms of media to a large extent in their daily teaching practices, and that these engagements with mediated religion illustrate the complex balance between the individual agency of the teacher on the one hand, and the media dynamics of amplification, framing and performative agency, and co-structuring, on the other. The teachers’ practices in relation to this are in the study viewed as a form of institutional work that is both caused by, and a contributing factor to, an increased mediatization of contemporary Swedish RE. The findings of the four articles are discussed in light of previous research on mediatization of religion in a Nordic context, specifically with regard to literacy and authority. The author argues that by studying these processes within an educational setting – a context that until recently has been under-explored within mediatization of religion research – the study provides new empirical as well as theoretical knowledge not only to the field of sociology of religion, but also to research on authority and religious education.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2019. p. 84
Series
Studies in Religion and Society, ISSN 1654-630X ; 17
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-395675 (URN)978-91-513-0800-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2019-12-13, Hall IV, Universitetshuset, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala, 14:15 (English)
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Available from: 2019-11-22 Created: 2019-10-23 Last updated: 2019-11-22

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