Open en intercultureel leren in de kerk? Een overzicht van de ontwikkeling van de godsdienstpedagogiek in Nederland in het laatste decennium | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 48, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



The development of Dutch religious education (RE) is described in the light of literature of the last decade. Current learning-teaching models are examined: a kerugmatic, an open and an intercultural model. These models are discussed in two ways: normative-culturally and educationally. In practice one is usually working in a less scientific way than is proposed here. School teachers may do so, but church education should not stay behind. The freedom to learn is at stake in our multicultural society. But an intercultural kind of RE has to bear in mind the stage of faith-development: a child can only understand his own tradition. Learning processes in the church become more and more ‘intergenerative’ and reciprocal: young people know our modern culture better while older people know religious traditions better. Though churches of course want to hand down their tradition, they should rather choose an open and intercultural RE, just like schools do.


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