Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.1, 99-113

Literary texts in RE between aesthetic norms and didactical goals

What happens and what is ideally supposed to happen when literary texts find their way into RE—and are thus subjected to educational and didactical goals? How can their use in teaching as a principally intentional process be justified without instrumentalizing an aesthetic text in an inappropriate manner? For addressing these questions the article draws on deliberations from the didactics of literature on literary (reading)conversations and transfers them to the RE context. Thus, it also touches on the principal question of how the formal competence of interpretation and understanding can be concretized in a subject-specific way.

conversation in class, reading aloud, literary texts, literary understandung, religious competence

Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.1