Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 19 (2020), V.2, 163–191.

"(Re-)construction of learning objects in the didactics of religion" - a didactic research format?

The didactic construction or transformation of learning objects is one of the main tasks re-ligion teachers have to master in their daily practice. In scientific reflection, however, this aspect hardly plays a role despite its considerable importance in practice and the second phase of training. This contribution asks to what extent the (re-)construction of learning subjects has the potential to provide a well-defined religious-didactic research format that cannot be found in other subject didactics. It will be examined whether and to what extent the specific profile of religion and its distinctive subject matter is of significance for the establishment of the format. In order to outline the field of research "(Re-)construction of learning objects", the article offers a systematic overview of essential factors and elements that are taken into considera-tion in the construction of teaching subjects (orientation towards science, orientation towards practice, orientation towards students, orientation towards the lifeworld) (5.). In combination with four possible levels of research (6.) (action level, material level, instruc-tional level, theory level), a matrix illustrates possible research perspectives, which are ex-plained using examples (7.). A well-founded, cautiously positive assessment of the initial question (8.) is provided at the end.

learning subjects, research format, didactic construction, research levels, research perspectives

Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 19 (2020)