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Kittelmann Flensner, KarinORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5192-6327
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von Brömssen, K., Kittelmann Flensner, K., Korp, H. & Risenfors, S. (2019). A 'blind-spot': reproduction of racism in educational landscapes. In: OMICS 2019 : Programme: Education : Norms and values mediated in education. Paper presented at Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies,OMICS, 6-8 November, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, room B22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A 'blind-spot': reproduction of racism in educational landscapes
2019 (English)In: OMICS 2019 : Programme: Education : Norms and values mediated in education, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2019, Vol. room B22Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2019
Keywords
Racism, education
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14762 (URN)
Conference
Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies,OMICS, 6-8 November, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Kittelmann Flensner, K. & Lippe, M. V. (2019). Being safe from what and safe for whom?: A critical discussion of the conceptual metaphor of "safe space". Intercultural Education, 30(3), 275-288
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being safe from what and safe for whom?: A critical discussion of the conceptual metaphor of "safe space"
2019 (English)In: Intercultural Education, ISSN 1467-5986, E-ISSN 1469-8439, Vol. 30, no 3, p. 275-288Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Safe space, used in educational settings as a metaphor,stresses the importance of the classroom being a learningenvironment characterised by respect and safety. Based onexamples from Swedish and Norwegian classroom research,this article problematises and discusses the complexity inthe discourse on safe space by asking the critical questions:Being safe from what? – and safe for whom? Related to theconcept of safe space are questions about what possibly canmake the classroom an unsafe place. In addition to varioustypes of intimidation, harassment and attacks, discussionsabout certain issues and topics can, for various reasons, beperceived as threatening. The school is part of society, andin an increasingly polarised climate, controversial issues incontemporary society will often be perceived as controversial in classroom practice. In this sense, instead of givingstudents false promises of being safe in the ReligiousEducation (RE) classroom, the concept 'classroom of disagreement' may be a useful metaphor, since it makes itexplicitly clear that disagreements exist and are part of life

Keywords
Word, safe space, religious education, classroom of disagreement
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Pedagogics; Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13486 (URN)10.1080/14675986.2019.1540102 (DOI):000468541900004 ()2-s2.0-85058093506 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-03605
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2020-02-04Bibliographically approved
Kittelmann Flensner, K. (2019). Divergent opinions and controversial issues in the Religious Education classroom practice. In: : . Paper presented at 18th Biennial EARLI Conference, 2-16 august, Aachen, Germany, 2019..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Divergent opinions and controversial issues in the Religious Education classroom practice
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14823 (URN)
Conference
18th Biennial EARLI Conference, 2-16 august, Aachen, Germany, 2019.
Available from: 2019-12-30 Created: 2019-12-30 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
Kittelmann Flensner, K. (2019). Global conflicts and controversial issues in the classrom practice. In: : . Paper presented at NCRE, Nordic Conference of Religious Education 2019, Trondheim, Norway, 11-14 June, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Global conflicts and controversial issues in the classrom practice
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14824 (URN)
Conference
NCRE, Nordic Conference of Religious Education 2019, Trondheim, Norway, 11-14 June, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-30 Created: 2019-12-30 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
Kittelmann Flensner, K. (2019). Global conflicts with local consequences in the classroom practice: The Middle Eastern conflicts in Religious Education and Civics. In: : . Paper presented at NOFA7, Nordic Conference on Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subjects, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-15 May, 2019..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Global conflicts with local consequences in the classroom practice: The Middle Eastern conflicts in Religious Education and Civics
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Middle Eastern conflicts have become global conflicts through the actors of the conflicts operating and recruiting worldwide, through the use of social media, but not least through international migration. Religion is often presented as an explanatory factor in relation to these conflicts. In the local classroom practice students and teachers, with different personal experiences, knowledge and opinions, discuss and negotiate ways to describe the causes and consequences of these conflicts. The aim here is to analyse how the conflicts in the Middle East (widely defined) are framed, described and explained in classroom-practice in Religious Education and Civics. What different positions are articulated? What explanations are given to the conflicts? How are the consequences described? The study is based on participatory classroom-observations of Religious Education and Civics at six Swedish upper secondary schools.12 interviews with 8 teachers and 15 focus-group interviews with 51 students have been conducted during 2017-2018. The preliminary results indicates that current events such as the terror-attack in Stockholm 2017, the terror-attack at the school Kronan in Trollhättan 2015, the"migration crisis" culminating in 2015, IS' attacks in Syria and European cities, hate crimes against Jews and Muslims, and growing right-wing extremism simultaneously were local and global phenomena raised in teaching related to the conflicts in the Middle East. Terrorists or terror attacks with ideological explanations could be complemented with psychological and socio-economic explanations. However, if a perpetrator or attack primarily was described as religiously motivated, it was more provocative to complement with psychological and socio-economic explanations.

National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14826 (URN)
Conference
NOFA7, Nordic Conference on Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subjects, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-15 May, 2019.
Available from: 2019-12-30 Created: 2019-12-30 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
Korp, H., von Brömssen, K., Kittelmann Flensner, K. & Risenfors, S. (2019). Inkludering och likvärdighetför nyanlända elever i grundskolan: en fallstudie i två kommuner. Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inkludering och likvärdighetför nyanlända elever i grundskolan: en fallstudie i två kommuner
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst, 2019. p. 152
Keywords
Inkludering, grundskolan, nyanlända
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13932 (URN)978-91-88847-37-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-06-10 Created: 2019-06-10 Last updated: 2020-01-27
Kittelmann Flensner, K., Larsson, G. & Säljö, R. (2019). Jihadists and refugees at the theatre: Global conflicts in classroom practices in Sweden. Education Sciences, 9(2), Article ID 80.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jihadists and refugees at the theatre: Global conflicts in classroom practices in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Education Sciences, E-ISSN 2227-7102, Vol. 9, no 2, article id 80Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In democratic societies schools have an obligation to address complex societal issues such as ethnic/religious tensions and social conflicts. The article reports an exploratory study of how theatre plays were used in upper-secondary schools to generate pedagogically relevant platforms for addressing the current Middle East conflicts and their impact on European societies in the context of religious education and civics. The schools are situated in areas with substantive migrant populations of mixed backgrounds, and this has implications for how these issues are understood as a lived experience. In the same classrooms, there were students who had refugee backgrounds, who represented different interpretations of Islam, and religion more generally, and whose families were victims of terrorism. There were also students with strong nationalist views. The study is ethnographic documenting theatre visits and classroom activities in relation to two plays about the Middle East situation. The results show that plays may open up new opportunities for addressing these issues, but that they may also be perceived as normative and generate opposition. An interesting observation is that a play may generate space for students to tell their refugee story in class, which personalized the experience of what it means to be a refugee. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

National Category
Didactics Religious Studies Pedagogy
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14464 (URN)10.3390/educsci9020080 (DOI)000475301900014 ()2-s2.0-85068426337 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-03605
Available from: 2019-10-02 Created: 2019-10-02 Last updated: 2020-02-03
Kittelmann Flensner, K. (2019). Läsarna – då och nu. Andetag (3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Läsarna – då och nu
2019 (Swedish)In: Andetag, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Equmeniakyrkan, Vänersborg., 2019
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14920 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-29 Created: 2020-01-29 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
Kittelmann Flensner, K. (2019). Ni ber på svenska, vi ber på tigrinja, det är den enda skillnaden. Andetag (2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ni ber på svenska, vi ber på tigrinja, det är den enda skillnaden
2019 (Swedish)In: Andetag, no 2Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Equmeniakyrkan Vänersborg, 2019
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14921 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-29 Created: 2020-01-29 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
Kittelmann Flensner, K. (2019). Religionskunskapsämnet i fokus: sekularitet och mångfald. In: Franck, Olof, Hall, Emma & Lilljefors Persson, Bodil (Ed.), Religionskunskapsämnet i fokus: utmaningar och möjligheter (pp. 89-102). Malmö: Föreningen lärare i religionskunskap, FLR
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religionskunskapsämnet i fokus: sekularitet och mångfald
2019 (Swedish)In: Religionskunskapsämnet i fokus: utmaningar och möjligheter / [ed] Franck, Olof, Hall, Emma & Lilljefors Persson, Bodil, Malmö: Föreningen lärare i religionskunskap, FLR , 2019, p. 89-102Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Föreningen lärare i religionskunskap, FLR, 2019
Series
Årsbok. Föreningen Lärare i religionskunskap, ISSN 0348-8918 ; 50
Keywords
Religion, religionsfrihet, offentligheten, sekularisering, skola, Sverige
National Category
Religious Studies Educational Sciences
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14834 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-13 Created: 2020-01-13 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
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