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Friday, November 1 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Breakout 2.01: Teaching for Human Rights in Diverse Settings

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Contingency Sensitivity as the Basis of Religious Education in Plural Societies
Zekirija Sejdini (School of Education/University of Innsbruck)

Research Interest Group. [Paper] The situation and role of religious education in Europe has changed rapidly. Above all, migration and globalization contributed to the increase of religious plurality and the diversity of worldviews. This development also poses new challenges for religious education, whose management is of enormous importance for the preservation of a pluralistic society. Above all, it requires innovative concepts of religious education, which deal constructively with pluralism. An example of such an approach is the concept of a contingency-sensitive religious didactics.

The Ecology of Religious Education to Consider Carefully the Pedagogy of Difference in the Korean Context
Dr. Moon Son (Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea)
Prof. Changho Lim (Kosin University, Busan, Korea)
Prof. Nan Ye Kim (Korea Baptist University, Daejon, Korea)

Research Interest Group. [Paper] This study aims to consist of a human rights education program for children to encourage teacher-child interaction as liturgical practices in light of the pedagogy of difference. The liturgical practice for children means constitutive practices to reconstruct the relationship between adults and children and then to produce a transcendental difference as God’s children in Christian faith lives. The researchers consist of the sacred and secular examples for the pedagogy of difference as liturgical practice for children in Korean contextual environment, using qualitative and quantitative studies.

Keywords: children's liturgical practices, teacher-child interaction, vulnerable image of the self, inner self, young North Korean refugees, worldview, human rights, Contingency, trans-religious education, plural religious education, religious education in plural society

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Monique van Dijk-Groeneboer

Professor Religious Education, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
I conduct longitudinal research amongst pupils at secondary schools (age 15-18) about their religion, important values in life and the meaning of life in their perspective. International survey coming up in 2017 so please JOIN IN with some youth groups or pupils! Furthermore I develop... Read More →


Zekirija Sejdini

Univ.-Prof. Mag., Institute of Islamic Theology and Religious Education, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Innsbruck
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Moon Son

Adjunct Professor, Yonsei University
Adjunct Professor of Christian Education in College of Theology at Yonsei University, Seoul in South Korea/ Research Fellow of Yonsei-UNIGE Collaborative Institute at Yonsei University/ Pastor, Korean Methodist Church/ Member, Religious Education Association (REA:APPRRE)/ Teaching... Read More →

Nan Ye Kim

Korea Baptist University, Daejon, Korea
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Changho Lim

Vice President, Kosin University
Vice President, Kosin University in Busan, South Korea/ Prof. of Christian Education Department/ Principal of Jangdaehyun School/ Pastor of Presbyterian Church in Korea(Kosin)/ Chairman of North Korea Human Rights and Democratization, Foundation(NKHRD, Non Profit Organization NGO... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Trillium B
  Breakout, Research Interest Group

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