Standards of education and competencies in religion classes

The current didactical discussion is characterised by the terms standards of education and competencies. With respect to teaching religion, subject-related competencies as well as religious, social, personal or methodological competencies are required. The project examines the interests behind the discussion of such competencies, which image of teachers is implied and in how far the curriculum theory might be reactivated. It further examines whether such concepts are compatible with the educative mission and in particular the significance of “theological competence” in teacher training.