Etwas im Religionsunterricht bewegen: Zur Integration von Theorie und Praxis beim professionellen Lernen von Lehrkräften
Zeitschrift für Pädagogik und Theologie
© 2016 De Gruyter
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the research literature on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and School Improvement demonstrate that teachers who have the opportunity to develop „knowledge of practice“ by integrating theory and practice have a positive impact on student attainment. It is argued in this article that we have sufficient weight of evidence to indicate that engaging in curriculum development as a participant in a community of inquiry is the optimal context for professional learning to develop knowledge of practice. However, establishing participation in communities of inquiry as integral to teachers' professional learning remains a challenge and we need better ways of sharing and interrogating what we (think we) we know. Examples of ‘experiments in practice' to promote professional learning and make a difference in the Religious Education classroom, are used to indicate what has worked and what has not and what we might do next.
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Vol. 68 (2), pp. 165–177