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Education, Theory of
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[German Version]

I. The Term – II. History – III. Present-Day Emphases – IV. Significance for Theology

I. The Term

The expression “theory of education” (or: “education theory and methodology” – Ger. Pädagogik) serves as a “collective term for all theoretical and practical endeavors in respect of education. As a theory, it refers to the essence of the teaching(s) or science(s) ‘about’ and ‘for’ education, and also to educationally significant reality (in th…

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Nipkow, Karl Ernst, Koerrenz, Ralf, Tenorth, H.-Elmar and Schweitzer, Friedrich, “Education, Theory of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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