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Teaching, Use of Media in
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[German Version]

The teaching media or tools discussed here include all non-personal, material means of instructional communication, from traditional tools like school Bibles, hymnals (V), and catechisms (V) through pictures (on paper, photos, slides, posters, or computer files), sound recordings, objects, film, and textbooks to the Internet and other media. Their didactic function consists primarily in bringing outside reality into the classroom vividly and sensuously. Traditionally such tools have been catego-rized according to the senses involved (visual, audi…

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Schröder, Bernd, “Teaching, Use of Media in”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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