Public Talk: A New Framework For Teaching Religion in the Classroom

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, 5–6:15 p.m. (Pacific Time) – ONLINE

Presenter: Kate Soules, PhD—Director, Religion & Education Collaborative

Increased teacher education and knowledge are critical for improving the understanding and treatment of religion in U.S. public schools and public life. Dr. Soules will discuss a five-part framework that will help teachers to respond confidently to religion in the curriculum and religious diversity in the classroom. These five domains are: (1) legal and civic literacy; (2) religious studies knowledge; (3) instructional strategies; (4) cultural competency and responsiveness; and (5) self-reflection. As the field of religion and education expands, this framework can guide the development and evaluation of professional learning about religion and help improve the classroom and student experience.

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Sponsored by the Department for Comparative Religion and Humanities (CORH), California State University, Chico


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