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Perspektiv på naturen: En kvalitativ litteraturstudie om ekologisk hållbarhet i religionskunskap i åk 7-9
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Perspectives on nature : A qualitative literature study about ecological sustainability in the subject of religion in the grades 7-9 (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study Perspektiv på naturen i religionskunskap: en kvalitativ litteraturstudie om ekologisk hållbarhet i religionskunskap i åk 7-9 (Perspectives on nature: a qualitative literature study about ecological sustainability in the subject of religion for grades 7-9) is to contribute to the discourse on nature and environmental issues within the subject of religion in the grades 7-9, in the Swedish elementary schools. Through literary analyses of textbooks used by teachers in the municipality of Umeå. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the teachers are able to meet the goals set by the national curriculum with regard to environmental perspective and sustainability through the text books. Four textbooks have been analysed with the help of three perspectives in environmental ethics (antropocentrism, biocentrism, ekocentrism, teocentrism and deep ecology). The texts analysed were those that explicitly dealt with nature, ecological sustainability and environmental issues. The results show that, from three of the four books had very little material on the environmental issues and ecological sustainability. Only one book dealt directly with ecological sustainability, two books did not mention environmental issues and that all books had texts that referred to views on nature within all the centrisms. The texts that directly mediated a view were anthropocentric, although this was in only conveyed in one of the books. Many texts could not clearly be determined as belonging to one centrism as the length of the texts were too short.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
sustainability, religion, curriculum, environment, nature
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130629OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-130629DiVA: diva2:1068819
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Science of religion
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
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Available from: 2017-01-26 Created: 2017-01-26 Last updated: 2017-04-10Bibliographically approved

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