CFP: Teaching controversial issues

Marie von der Lippe, the editor of a special issue of the journal Religions, invites papers on a range of questions.

The Special Issue invites both theoretical and empirical contributions from scholars and researchers in the study of religion(s) and religion education to provide new and innovative perspectives to the debate on controversial issues and religion. Issues of interest are, amongst others:

  • What are controversial issues and hot topics in the study of religion(s) and religion education?
  • Who decides whether something is controversial, and how does it affect how a subject is taught whether a topic is presented as either controversial or not?
  • When and why do students bring controversial issues into the classroom?
  • What do students, RE teachers, and teacher students perceive as controversial, and what issues do they find challenging to teach and learn about?
  • How may the study of religion(s) and teacher education in RE contribute to developing future teachers disciplinary and didactic competence in this area?

More information is available online.

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