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The Emergence And Development Of The Interpretive Approach

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The interpretive approach was developed originally for use in religious education in publicly funded community schools in England and Wales. The approach provides theoretical stimulus for research and pedagogy being conducted as part of a European Commission Framework 6 project (REDCo) on religious education by a consortium of ten European universities. Thus the approach continues to be used and developed in a variety of contexts. The chapter concludes that there is scope for developing the approach further and for using its key ideas creatively, for example in giving attention to the ways in which the study of religion(s) might contribute to or complement related fields that focus on questions of personal or social value. These fields include intercultural education, citizenship education, peace education and the application of principles from human rights codes to issues concerning religion, belief and education.

Keywords: European Commission Framework 6 project (REDCo); interpretive approach; religious education

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