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dc.contributor.authorUnstad, Lars
dc.contributor.authorFjørtoft, Henning
dc.description.abstractAlthough religion has played a key role in reading instruction in many education systems, this position has been challenged by increasing religious diversity and the spread of non-religious worldviews. Simultaneously, there has been growing interest in the role of disciplinary literacy in education (i.e. the ways in which a discipline’s knowledge is created, shared and evaluated) as well as the role of the reader. Drawing on classroom observations and interviews in an exploratory study, the article focuses on how adolescents experience reading in religious education (RE). The study shows that students relate meaning-making in RE to developing respect and tolerance, that teachers focus on conceptual understanding while students request a focus on lived religion, and that student meaning-making in RE thrives in a learner-active setting. We discuss the findings in the light of disciplinary reading theory and point towards some disciplinary traditions that should be considered while designing and developing educational practice.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleDisciplinary literacy in religious education: the role and relevance of readingen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalBritish Journal of Religious Educationen_US
dc.description.localcode© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.en_US

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