Studying Religions: The Interpretive Approach in Brief

Robert Jackson's interpretive approach to learning about religions is well-known for its sensitivity to individual differences and to diversity within religious traditions. Here is a short account of the interpretive approach, including references to some of Jackson's publications on this topic.

Authors: Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson's interpretive approach to learning about religions is well-known for its sensitivity to individual differences and to diversity within religious traditions. Here is a short account of the interpretive approach, including references to some of Jackson's publications on this topic.

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Robert (Bob) Jackson is Director of WRERU, and is a leading figure in international debates about religions and education in Europe and beyond. He is Professor of Education at the University of Warwick and is also Professor of Religious Diversity and Education at the European Wergeland Centre.

Robert Jackson was a member of the drafting team of the Council of Europe Ministerial policy recommendation on teaching about religions and beliefs (2008) and of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Toledo Guiding Principles on Teaching about Religions and Beliefs (2007). He contributes to the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations programme on Education about Religions and Beliefs and spoke at the Alliance of Civilizations 2009 Istanbul Forum.

He is contributing to various Council of Europe projects and to a range of research projects in Europe and the UK, including an EC Framework 6 project on religions, education, dialogue and conflict, involving 9 European Universities (REDCo).

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