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Introduction

Theofiction is: making up a religion

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Theofiction was developed to be used in school (citizenship education, religious education, ‘projectweek’), but it may be used elsewhere as well. Making a theofiction gives insight in one’s own philosophy and those of others and hence contributes in understanding ‘the other’. Making up a theofiction in a group has a surplus value over making a solo-theofiction because it requires communication and consensus about values and norms. Creating a theofiction together is a creative process and presenting it to others articulates the own views (shared by the group) again.

 

 

“Young people want to develop their own values, not so much as a strong authentic expression of values but to be able to choose from the supply of values. A choice they perceive and experience as a private self-concious choice.” (Wiel Veugelers; Docenten en waardenvormende dialogen , 2006, pg 5.)

 

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