The Workshop – Whose religion: Education about religion in public schools
The workshop, “Whose religion: Education about religion in public schools,” was held at the University of Ottawa on November 4-6, 2013. The goal of the workshop was to examine the complex intersection of religion and education from a variety of theoretical and transnational perspectives. While there are unique features to the Canadian scene where education is a matter of provincial jurisdiction, the controversies in Canada have their parallels in other countries where the role of religion in education is also being contested by educators, policy makers, religious groups and parents.
The workshop presentations were organised around five themes which invited consideration of religion and education from a number of theoretical perspectives:
- current controversies and challenges;
- theoretical and methodological issues in the examination of “education about religion”;
- religious literacy;
- religion, education and citizenship;
- resistance and minority voices.
Learn more about the participants by clicking on their names and reading their biographies.
View the videos of the presentations that were offered as part of the workshop by clicking on the links below. The videos are approximately 20 minutes and showcase each participant’s expertise. You can also access the complete list of videos on the Religion and Diversity Project‘s Youtube channel.
Protecting freedom of thought in schools: The case of Ireland.
♦ International law and national policies
♦ Religious education
♦ Religious freedom and opting out provisions