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Lifmark, D. (2015). Implicit confessionality in non-confessional Swedish RE text books?. In: : . Paper presented at Shifting borders in Religious Education. 13th Nordic Conference on Religious Education, 15-18th June 2015, University of Tartu, Estonia.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implicit confessionality in non-confessional Swedish RE text books?
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Education and Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-20364 (URN)
Conference
Shifting borders in Religious Education. 13th Nordic Conference on Religious Education, 15-18th June 2015, University of Tartu, Estonia
Available from: 2015-12-06 Created: 2015-12-06 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lifmark, D. (2014). Challenges when defining and counteracting xenophobia in schools. In: : . Paper presented at The Nineteenth Session of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values 27th July- 1st August 2014, York St John University, York, England..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges when defining and counteracting xenophobia in schools
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Utbildning och lärande
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-14776 (URN)
Conference
The Nineteenth Session of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values 27th July- 1st August 2014, York St John University, York, England.
Available from: 2014-08-14 Created: 2014-08-14 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lifmark, D. (2014). Vad främlingsfientlighet kan vara. Religion och livsfrågor (1), 11-13
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2014 (Swedish)In: Religion och livsfrågor, ISSN 0347-2159, no 1, p. 11-13Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Föreningen Lärare i religionskunskap, 2014
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Utbildning och lärande
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-14773 (URN)
Available from: 2014-08-14 Created: 2014-08-14 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lifmark, D. (2012). Emotions and accounts of continuity and change in values education. In: : . Paper presented at The Eighteenth Session of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, 29th July - 3rd August 2012, Turku Christian Institute, Turku, Finland - "Respecting History and Remembrance in Religious Education Research". International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emotions and accounts of continuity and change in values education
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV), 2012
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Utbildning och lärande
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-15142 (URN)
Conference
The Eighteenth Session of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, 29th July - 3rd August 2012, Turku Christian Institute, Turku, Finland - "Respecting History and Remembrance in Religious Education Research"
Available from: 2014-09-02 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lifmark, D. (2010). Ansiktsslöjor, fasta och emotioner – om lärares värdegrundsarbete . Religion och livsfrågor (2), 13-15
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2010 (Swedish)In: Religion och livsfrågor, ISSN 0347-2159, no 2, p. 13-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Föreningen lärare i religionskunskap, 2010
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Utbildning och lärande
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-15143 (URN)
Available from: 2014-09-02 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lifmark, D. (2010). Emotioner och värdegrundsarbete: Om lärare, fostran och elever i en mångkulturell skola. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för estetiska ämnen i lärarutbildningen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emotioner och värdegrundsarbete: Om lärare, fostran och elever i en mångkulturell skola
2010 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Emotions and values education : On teachers, ethics and pupils in a multicultural school
Abstract [en]

This thesis explores aspects of teachers’ obligation to implement and discuss what are referred to in the Swedish national school curricula as “fundamental values” (“värdegrunden” in Swedish). The aim is to describe and analyze dilemmas in interpretations of and teachers’ work with these fundamental values.

Four questions are related to this aim. The first addresses difficulties discussed in conversations between seven upper secondary teachers, during nine meetings over the course of one year. In these conversations the teachers reflected upon how to interpret the fundamental values in relation to their daily practice. The second question focuses on the considerable diversity of Swedish schools and examines the work of the teachers through a perspective of intersectionality. The third question concerns how Martha Nussbaum’s theory of emotions as judgments of value could be used for an understanding of the identified dilemmas. The fourth question focuses on ways in which the participating teachers’ discussions may contribute to a wider discussion about possible aims and circumstances of teachers’ work with the fundamental values.

Chapter 2 introduces the theoretical framework of the study, Martha Nussbaum’s (2001) ethical thinking on emotions as judgments of value. She argues that emotions have four common cognitive components. They have (1) external objects, and are directed towards these objects. They are (2) intentional, reflecting a person’s particular point of view, his or her special way of beholding the object, and (3) consist of judgments, i.e. views of how things in the world are. According to Nussbaum’s Aristotelian ethics, emotions also (4) mirror the individual’s vision of what a good human life is like, and the vulnerability of it. The concept of eudaimonia, a fulfilled or flourishing life, is central.

Chapter 3 focuses on ideas of ethnicity, and on the specific obligation mentioned in the curriculum of counteracting xenophobia and intolerance in a multicultural society. Chapter 4 discusses various aspects of the teachers’ thoughts on religiosity within Swedish society (often depicted as one of most secular in the world) and within the educational system that is non-denominational. Chapter 5 draws attention to different ways in which the teachers view and teach pupils about sexual orientation.

Chapter 6 presents conclusions on potential advantages of and challenges involved in Nussbaum’s Aristotelian theory of emotions, when applied to teachers’ views of and practical work with the fundamental values described in the curriculum. One advantage is that emotions may be intellectually scrutinized and morally assessed, on grounds that are known beforehand and discussed in a democratic process. The non-productive division between emotions, on the one hand, and intellectual and moral capabilities, on the other, is transcended by Nussbaum’s theory. An important challenge is to reflect upon when to discuss the cognitive content of pupils’ emotions, and when it is appropriate to state what is right or wrong, and try to influence pupils accordingly.

Keywords: Emotions, vulnerability, values education, religious education, teaching, Martha Nussbaum, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för estetiska ämnen i lärarutbildningen, 2010. p. 347
Series
Doktorsavhandlingar inom den Nationella Forskarskolan i Pedagogiskt Arbete, ISSN 1653-6894 ; 22Doktorsavhandlingar i pedagogiskt arbete, ISSN 1650-8858 ; 38
Keywords
emotioner, värdegrundsarbete, etik, sårbarhet, Martha Nussbaum, etnicitet, religiositet, sexuell läggning
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Utbildning och lärande
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-15159 (URN)978-91-7459-098-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2010-12-17, Föreläsningssal 4, Högskolan Dalarna, Högskolegatan 2, Falun, 10:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Projects
Nationella Forskarskolan i Pedagogiskt Arbete
Available from: 2014-09-04 Created: 2014-09-04 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lifmark, D. (2005). Skolforskares etiska dilemman och relationer till sina informanter. In: Per-Olof Erixon (Ed.), Forskningsarbete pågår: Nationella forskarskolan i pedagogiskt arbete (NaPA) (pp. 198-219). Umeå: Umeå universitet
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2005 (Swedish)In: Forskningsarbete pågår: Nationella forskarskolan i pedagogiskt arbete (NaPA) / [ed] Per-Olof Erixon, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2005, p. 198-219Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2005
Keywords
Forskningsetik
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-15141 (URN)
Available from: 2014-09-02 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9887-0538

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