Religionslärares didaktiska reflektioner: om livsfrågor och populärkultur i undervisningen
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This paper aims to describe how religion teachers in Swedish schools teach concerning questions about life issues and popular culture. To research the teachers' didactic approach to these issues, didactics has been defined with three educational questions: what, how and why. The essay focuses on teachers' effective implementation of teaching on life issues and popular culture, which we used a theory of offering meaningfulness describing what subject matter that may be imparted to the students. An offer of meaningfulness can be pursued and can be made visible in the context of what and how performs the teaching and also in the context where the teacher planned the teaching elements. The method that the paper has used is the interviews of four different active religious educators in Stockholm and Uppsala area. These interviews were conducted at every teacher’s workplace. The interviews were recorded and we used a semi- structured interview guide, which has been created to ensure that the important issues for the survey answered. The results show that religion teachers are experiencing a shortage of time, when planning the teaching elements of life issues teaching on life issues and popular culture. The results also show that when students receive instructions in the subjects concerning life issues and popular culture, it is usually in relation to the other world religions. In the discussion, our results were partially consistent with previous studies in the field of life issues and popular culture. The interviewed teachers created different offer of meaningfulness that the students could impart in their creation of answers to the questions of life.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 49 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier, 2014vt00899
didactic teaching, teachers' perspective, interviews, life questions, pop culture, offer of meaning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226463OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-226463DiVA: diva2:725774
Subject / course
Teacher Education Programme
Löfstedt, Malin, Universitetslektor
Norén, Niklas, Universitetslektor