2 • Setting Up the Theoretical/Analytical Framework
This chapter discusses the theoretical framework governing this work, built upon two disciplines: the Study of Religion\s and Education. The former is discussed by considering, on one hand, deconstructive approaches which criticize ‘religion’ for being a concept too tied to modern, Euro-centric contexts, on the other, approaches which acknowledge this criticism but nonetheless still consider ‘religion’ as a viable concept. The second discipline considered, Education, is discussed primarily in terms of how knowledge is translated into teaching and learning (Disciplinary Didactics and Didactic Transposition). In addition, Intercultural and Citizenship Education is proposed as the pedagogical horizon of reference of this work.