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.

For more information, please see https://www.csuchico.edu/calendar/detail/2021-10/21-10-13-a-new-framework-for-teaching-religion-in-the-classroom.shtml or email us at [email protected]

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

Website: https://www.csuchico.edu/corh/

Department Chair: Daniel Veidlinger email: [email protected]