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Evaluating Education: Normative Systems and Institutional Practices

Assessment in Ethics Education

A Case of National Tests in Religious Education

Editors: Franck, Olof (Ed.)

  • Identifies a number of specific challenges in relation to ethical issues involved in national tests on religious education
  • Discusses how valid and reliable tests can be developed in a subject that touches on profound existential questions
  • Combines contemporary discussions of the theory of ethics with educational practices in Swedish schools as well as from an international perspective
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About this book

This book presents a number of fundamentally challenging perspectives that have been brought to the fore by the national tests on religious education (RE) in Sweden. It particularly focuses on the content under the heading Ethics. It is common knowledge that many teachers find these parts difficult to handle within RE. Further, ethics is a field that addresses a range of moral and existential issues that are not easily treated. Many of these issues may be said to belong to the philosophical context, in which “eternal questions” are gathered and reflected upon.

The first chapters highlight the concepts of ethical competence and critical thinking. In the following chapters the concept of ethical competence is analyzed with regard to teachers’ objectives and to students’ texts, respectively. These chapters pursue a more practice-related approach and highlight specific challenges identified from both teacher and student perspectives. Next, the book raises the issue of global responsibility. What kind of critical issues arise when handling such matters at school? Further, can contemporary moral philosophers contribute to such a discussion? In turn, the book discusses the role of statistical analyses with regard to national tests, while the closing chapters present international perspectives on the book’s main themes and concluding remarks.

The book’s critical yet constructive approach to issues regarding assessment in ethics education makes a valuable contribution to an ongoing debate among researchers as well as to the everyday communication on testing in schools and classrooms. As such, it will appeal to scholars in ethics education and researchers in the field of assessment, as well as educators and teachers interested and engaged in the task of testing ethics in school contexts where curricular demands for valid and authoritative evaluation may provide important guidelines, but may also pose challenges of their own. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Franck, Olof

    Pages 1-11

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  • Varieties of Conceptions of Ethical Competence and the Search for Strategies for Assessment in Ethics Education: A Critical Analysis

    Franck, Olof

    Pages 13-50

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  • Critical Thinking in Students’ Ethical Reasoning: A Reflection on Some Examples from the Swedish National Tests in Religious Education

    Larsson, Kristoffer

    Pages 51-67

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  • Teachers’ Experiences of Ethics in Religious Education

    Lilja, Annika

    Pages 69-86

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  • Ethical Competences in Pupils’ Texts: Existential Understandings and Ethical Insights as Central but Tacit in the Curriculum

    Osbeck, Christina

    Pages 87-113

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50770-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50768-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessment in Ethics Education
Book Subtitle
A Case of National Tests in Religious Education
Editors
  • Olof Franck
Series Title
Evaluating Education: Normative Systems and Institutional Practices
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50770-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50770-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50768-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 197
Topics