A Student-Faculty Collaborative Journey toward Transformative Religious and Secular Worldview Literacy

Ryan S. Gardner
2019 Forum for International Research in Education  
This article presents the process and results of an action research project conducted during collaboration between one professor and seven students as they worked on designing a course to help students at a religiously owned and sponsored university become "religiously literate" persons, as described by the American Academy of Religion. The new course has been designed to enhance students' public service, increase professional effectiveness, and enrich their private lives. Administrators,
more » ... ministrators, faculty, and students in similar contexts will hopefully see in this report how such efforts can create a transformative educational space that helps students become leaders in a world where religious diversity is understood, protected, and respected. Purposes in Context A significant number of books and articles have been written at the outset of the 21 st century on the need for all levels of education to include more courses and/or make significant revisions in the existing curriculum regarding religious and secular worldview literacy (also referred to as religious literacy, or worldview education), in order to better prepare students for citizenship in an ever-increasing religiously diverse global community (
doi:10.32865/fire201951134 fatcat:ti2wiojjlbg2nei4h62vn4rkuu