Contextualising the contribution of RE scholarly communities to the development of RE didactics in Finland over recent decades

  • Martin Ubani Schools of Theology & Educational Sciences and Teacher Education, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Eastern Finland


This article will discuss the scholarly communities of religious education in Finland during the past 40 years. In this article I will use material from curricula, dissertations and some key researchers in order to describe the contribution of the scholarly communities in the field of religious education concerning RE. Finally, I point out that multicultural education seems to be beginning to constitute a scholarly community within RE research that could bring dialogue and knowledge-creation in RE research into a new phase.