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Berglund, J., Roebben, B., Schreiner, P. & Schweitzer, F. (Eds.). (2023). Educating Religious Education Teachers: perspectives of international Knowledge Transfer. Göttingen: V&R unipress Brill Deutschland GmbH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educating Religious Education Teachers: perspectives of international Knowledge Transfer
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göttingen: V&R unipress Brill Deutschland GmbH, 2023. p. 198
Series
WISSENSCHAFT UND LEHRERBILDUNG. ; 9
Keywords
religious education, teacher education, international knowledge transfer
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Teaching and Learning with Specialisation in the Humanities Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-224849 (URN)10.14220/9783737015837 (DOI)9783847115830 (ISBN)9783737015837 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-28 Created: 2023-12-28 Last updated: 2023-12-28Bibliographically approved
Markeng, S. & Berglund, J. (2023). In the Child’s Best Interest: Analyzing Pedagogical Approaches among Teachers of the Qur’an in Norway. Religion & Education, 50(4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In the Child’s Best Interest: Analyzing Pedagogical Approaches among Teachers of the Qur’an in Norway
2023 (English)In: Religion & Education, ISSN 1550-7394, E-ISSN 1949-8381, Vol. 50, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this article, we explore pedagogical approaches in Islamic Supplementary Education (ISE) in Norway by presenting the narratives of two Qur’an teachers. Drawing inspiration from narrative research and microhistory, we examine their stories and experiences of teaching ISE in the context of an increasingly multireligious society. When we employ Watts’ dimensions of religious scripture and Rosowskys concept of faith literacy, we find that the teachers advocate for various dimensions of the Qur’an in relation to the knowledge deemed most beneficial for Muslim children in Norway. Finally, we explore the potential implications of our findings for teachers in mainstream education.

Keywords
Islamic supplementary educationt, eachers of the Qur’an, Norway, pedagogical approaches, faith literacy, dimensions of religious scripture
National Category
Learning Religious Studies
Research subject
Teaching and Learning with Specialisation in the Humanities Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-224852 (URN)10.1080/15507394.2023.2286166 (DOI)001116412600001 ()2-s2.0-85179932965 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-28 Created: 2023-12-28 Last updated: 2024-02-13
Berglund, J., Roebben, B., Schreiner, P. & Schweitzer, F. (2023). Introduction. In: Jenny Berglund; Bert Roebben; Peter Schreiner; Friedrich Schweitzer (Ed.), Educating Religious Education Teachers: perspectives of international Knowledge Transfer (pp. 7-18). Göttingen: V&R unipress Brill Deutschland GmbH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction
2023 (English)In: Educating Religious Education Teachers: perspectives of international Knowledge Transfer / [ed] Jenny Berglund; Bert Roebben; Peter Schreiner; Friedrich Schweitzer, Göttingen: V&R unipress Brill Deutschland GmbH , 2023, p. 7-18Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göttingen: V&R unipress Brill Deutschland GmbH, 2023
Series
WISSENSCHAFT UND LEHRERBILDUNG ; 9
Keywords
religious education, international knowledge transfer, teacher education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Teaching and Learning with Specialisation in the Humanities Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-224850 (URN)10.14220/9783737015837.7 (DOI)978-3-8471-1583-0 (ISBN)978-3-7370-1583-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-28 Created: 2023-12-28 Last updated: 2023-12-28Bibliographically approved
Berglund, J. (2023). Islamic supplementary education as an extra-curricular activity. Tidsskrift for islamforskning, 17(2), 119-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Islamic supplementary education as an extra-curricular activity
2023 (English)In: Tidsskrift for islamforskning, E-ISSN 1901-9580, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 119-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sociological studies have shown that teenagers in larger Swedish cities from ‘poor result schools’ participate in extra-curricular activities connected to religion more frequently than others, and that involvement in such religious activities is positive in terms of educational outcomes for pupils from the lower strata of the social hierarchy. These findings raise new questions about supplementary Islamic education, as this is one type of religious extra-curricular activity found in many such areas. The article is based on interviews with students as well as observations from four Swedish mosques. The purpose is to discuss how we can understand the potentially compensatory effect of supplementary Islamic education. Thus, the emphasis is not on the traditional core of Islamic education, but on what we can call co-curricular Islamic educational activities, such as football, homework help, and mathematics.  

Keywords
Islamic education, extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, social capital, bridging and bonding
National Category
Religious Studies Pedagogy Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Didactic Science for Teachers and Teaching Professions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-224846 (URN)10.7146/tifo.v17i2.142419 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2023-12-28 Created: 2023-12-28 Last updated: 2024-01-02Bibliographically approved
Berglund, J. (2023). Moving between different types of RE. Knowledge to be transferred or not?. In: Jenny Berglund; Bert Roebben; Peter Schreiner; Friedrich Schweitzer (Ed.), Educating Religious Education Teachers: perspectives of international Knowledge Transfer (pp. 75-86). Göttingen: V&R unipress Brill Deutschland GmbH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moving between different types of RE. Knowledge to be transferred or not?
2023 (English)In: Educating Religious Education Teachers: perspectives of international Knowledge Transfer / [ed] Jenny Berglund; Bert Roebben; Peter Schreiner; Friedrich Schweitzer, Göttingen: V&R unipress Brill Deutschland GmbH , 2023, p. 75-86Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, the school subject, religion education (RE), is supposed to be integrative, compulsory and non-denominational, which means that all students are taught together in the same classroom about religion and religions from grade one until secondary school. Today, similar to the Swedish population, many RE teacher students have immigrant backgrounds. Some of these teacher students have therefore experienced RE as part of their Swedish school education and also in their country of origin where RE is divided based on denomination. This paper analyzes the experiences of the teacher students who have experienced these two RE types and explored the connections with international knowledge transfer

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göttingen: V&R unipress Brill Deutschland GmbH, 2023
Keywords
religious education, religious education, RE, teacher students, immigration, “other knowledge”
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Teaching and Learning with Specialisation in the Humanities Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-224851 (URN)10.14220/9783737015837.75 (DOI)978-3-8471-1583-0 (ISBN)978-3-7370-1583-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-28 Created: 2023-12-28 Last updated: 2023-12-28Bibliographically approved
Berglund, J., Gilliam, L. & Siječić Selimović, A. (2023). The teaching of Islam in Scandinavia: Three ways to handle religious minorities, societal ideals, and moderate secularism. Tidsskrift for islamforskning, 17(2), 6-38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The teaching of Islam in Scandinavia: Three ways to handle religious minorities, societal ideals, and moderate secularism
2023 (English)In: Tidsskrift for islamforskning, E-ISSN 1901-9580, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 6-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Islamic education, Scandinavia, Muslim schools, secularism
National Category
Religious Studies Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-224847 (URN)10.7146/tifo.v17i2.142770 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-12-28 Created: 2023-12-28 Last updated: 2024-01-02Bibliographically approved
Berglund, J. (2022). Swedish Religion Education in Public Schools - Objective and Neutral or a Marination into Lutheran Protestantism?. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 11(1), 109-121
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish Religion Education in Public Schools - Objective and Neutral or a Marination into Lutheran Protestantism?
2022 (English)In: Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, ISSN 2047-0770, E-ISSN 2047-0789, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 109-121Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article takes its point of departure in the recommendations by the Council of Europe, and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) that recommend that European states should offer education about religions for all school students, regardless of religious or non-religious background. Sweden is one of the countries that provides such education through a compulsory non-denominational religion education (RE) school subject. The compulsory nature of the school subject is possible as long as the teaching is both ‘objective and pluralistic’. In this article, the concept of objectivity but also neutrality is discussed, using the Swedish school subject as an example. The argument pursued is that RE in Sweden, although presented as objective and neutral, also can be understood as ‘marinated’ in Lutheran Protestantism. In the end, the protestant taste of the Swedish non-denominational and compulsory RE is used as a call for further awareness of how the religious history of a given country affects not only education but also the way people perceive the phenomena called religion. These are important perspectives not only for RE teachers who are demanded to teach in a neutral and objective manner, but perhaps also for lawyers?

Keywords
neutrality religious education public schooling
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
History of Religion; Teaching and Learning with Specialisation in the Humanities Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-213617 (URN)10.1093/ojlr/rwac018 (DOI)000911553100001 ()2-s2.0-85167522828 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2024-05-24Bibliographically approved
Berglund, J. (2021). Ett fokus på levd islam bortanför maximalistiska representationer. In: Marie von der Lippe (Ed.), Fordommer i skolen: Gruppekonstruksjoner, utenforskap og inkludering (pp. 183-197). Universitetsforlaget
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ett fokus på levd islam bortanför maximalistiska representationer
2021 (Swedish)In: Fordommer i skolen: Gruppekonstruksjoner, utenforskap og inkludering / [ed] Marie von der Lippe, Universitetsforlaget, 2021, p. 183-197Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Forskning om religionsundervisning visar att religioner ofta representeras på ett maximalistiskt sätt som tenderar att förmedla en stereotyp bild av religiösa människor vilket riskerar att leda till fördomar. I kapitlet diskuteras hur ett religionsvetenskapligt perspektiv med fokus på levd religion kan bidra till ett mer nyanserat perspektiv på religion och religiösa människor. Islam används som exempel för att belysa den variation av praktik och tolkningar som förekommer. Det ger också konkreta exempel på den tolkningsvariation som finns bland människor som kallar sig muslimer.

Abstract [en]

Research on religious education shows that religions are often represented in a maximalist way and tend to convey a stereotypical image of religious adherents. Such presentations lead to stereotypes that are problematic for education. In the chapter, Islam is used as an example to discuss how a study of religions perspective with a focus on lived religion can contribute with more nuanced perspectives. It also provides concrete examples of the variation in interpretation that exists among people who call themselves Muslims.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitetsforlaget, 2021
Keywords
religious education, Islam, maximalist, interpretation, stereotypical, religionsundervisning, islam, maximalist, tolkning, stereotyp
National Category
Didactics Religious Studies
Research subject
Educational Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199321 (URN)10.18261/9788215037417-2021-08 (DOI)9788215037417 (ISBN)9788215037400 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-02 Created: 2021-12-02 Last updated: 2022-01-18Bibliographically approved
Berglund, J. (2021). Religionsdidaktiska perspektiv. In: Egil Asprem, Olof Sundqvist (Ed.), Religionshistoria: En introduktion till teori och metod (pp. 241-264). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religionsdidaktiska perspektiv
2021 (Swedish)In: Religionshistoria: En introduktion till teori och metod / [ed] Egil Asprem, Olof Sundqvist, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, p. 241-264Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021
Keywords
religionsdidaktik, praxisnära, religionskunskap, religionsvetenskap
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-195145 (URN)978-91-44-13422-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-09 Created: 2021-08-09 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Berglund, J. (2021). The contribution of comparative studies to the international transfer and transformation in religious education. In: Friedrich Schweitzer, Peter Schreiner (Ed.), International Knowledge Transfer in Religioius Education: (pp. 107-121). Münster: Waxmann Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The contribution of comparative studies to the international transfer and transformation in religious education
2021 (English)In: International Knowledge Transfer in Religioius Education / [ed] Friedrich Schweitzer, Peter Schreiner, Münster: Waxmann Verlag, 2021, p. 107-121Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Münster: Waxmann Verlag, 2021
Keywords
religious educaton, international knowledge transfer, comparative research
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
religionssociologi
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-188438 (URN)9783830942856 (ISBN)9783830992851 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-01-08 Created: 2021-01-08 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Projects
Teaching religion and thinking education on the Baltic-Barent brim. [A051-2009_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityCultural and religious diversity in primary school (CARDIPS) [30/2013_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityExperiences of Islamic and ´Western´ Education in Sweden and Britain [2014-06423_VR]; Södertörn University
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9865-1869

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