Graz, March 3, 2016

ÖRF Issue 25 (2017, 1). Key Topic “Living environments and Religiosity of Young People”

Call for Papers

Youth studies illustrate very will that youth as a singular phenomenon does not exist. Differences between young people regarding their expectations and needs, education/training and milieu, values and access to religion – in short: their living environments and religiosity – are just too distinct. Nevertheless, these studies are able to establish something of a “collective climate”: young people are often “under pressure”. They are aware that the value of a person is superficially measured according to their output and level of education, that they have no time to lose and have to choose “the right path” as quickly as possible, and that the traditional places of socialization (parents, school, church) can no longer sufficiently support them in coping with their lives.

Religious pedagogy is challenged to focus in theory and practice on both of these areas, the divergence and the collective climate with regard to young people. It is inevitable for any subject-oriented religious pedagogy in all learning settings to understand the living environment and religiosity of adolescents in order to initiate and accompany religious educational processes in the service of young people.

The research colloquium youth #living environment #religiosity in October of 2016 at the Catholic Private University Linz is dedicated to this topical field. It is envisaged to publish the papers of this colloquium in issue 26 (2017/1) of the Österreichisches Religionspädagogisches Forum (ÖRF) which is due to come out in May 2017. The editorial board and staff of the ÖRF are inviting further contributions on this subject as well as papers on topics beyond this theme.

We also ask you to submit recent publications for review as well as your synopsis of high-quality academic qualification paper from the field of religious pedagogy (master thesis, diploma thesis, dissertation,…)

Please make sure your document is formatted in line with our layout requirements.

Responsible for the conception of content for the current issue:

Philipp Klutz, Linz Wolfgang Weirer, Graz


Timeline

  • Announcement of suggested contributions – deadline: October 31, 2016, by email to: wolfgang.weirer@uni-graz.at
  • Submission deadline for contributions and reviews: 15 January 2017
  • Feedback from reviewers by February 28, 2017
  • Revision phase for contributions ends March 31, 2017
  • Publication date: May 2017


Wien, December 9, 2016

ÖRF Issue 25 (2017), H. 2. Key topic "On the Educational Potential of Biblical Texts"

Call for Papers

This issue of ÖRF seeks to unlock the complex and highly transformational topic of the Bible and education by approaching it from a variety of perspectives. It focuses on educational discourses around the christian „Book of the Books“. To what extent is there (still) educational potential in dealing with texts from the Bible, ideally and/or realistically?

Against the background of the diagnosis of a grave loss of the biblical tradition/transmission with regard to experience, relevance and effectivity (Iris Bosold) that is widely shared in religious pedagogy and educational practice, questions concerning the standards and aims of the processes of biblical learning and educational processes in different areas and contexts arise in increasing urgency.

  • Which competencies for dealing with the Holy Christian Bible must be supported to raise the potential for biblical education?
  • What does constitute “successful” processes of biblical education and learning in the so-called radicalized modernism, and which prerequisites and framework do they need?
  • In connection with Friedrich Schweitzers call for an „empirically founded didactics“ it is important to remember the badly needed “empirical grounding” of efforts of biblical education and learning and to develop impulses and suggestions for empirically grounded bible didactics.
  • Last but not least questions arise concerning the education of those involved in bible didactic and pastoral areas: How do universities as institutions of education deal with the challenges of biblical education processes?

The editorial board and staff of the ÖRF are inviting further contributions on this subject as well as papers on topics beyond this theme.

We also ask you to submit recent publications for review as well as your synopsis of high-quality academic qualification paper from the field of religious pedagogy (master thesis, diploma thesis, dissertation,…)

Please make sure your document is formatted in line with our layout requirements.

Responsible for the conception of content for the current issue:

Andrea Lehner-Hartmann, Vienna

Oskar Dangl, Vienna


Timeline

  • Announcement of suggested contributions – deadline: March 31, 2017, by email to: andrea.lehner-hartmann@univie.ac.at ; oskar.dangl@kphvie.ac.at
  • Submission deadline for contributions and reviews: June 30, 2017
  • Feedback from reviewers by August 31, 2017
  • Revision phase for contributions ends September 30, 2017
  • Publication date: November 2017