NEICE Research InterestsNEICE 1981 - 2013
The Institute ceased its activity and the charity was dissolved at the end of April 2013
This is a copy of the NEICE website active at that date
The Institute pursues research projects and programmes in the following areas:
Philosophical and Theological Reflection on Christian Education in the Church
including aims, approaches
and principles of Christian education; worship, spirituality and Christian
learning; interpretations of Christianity and their relevance for Christian
education and theological education.
Faith Development Studies
including the critique and
application of faith development theory; interview studies.
Christianity in School and University
including studies of
theological issues relating to school RE; the study of Christianity;
Christian reflections on education; the philosophy and theology of church
schools; motivation for study of Religious Studies at A Level.
Empirical Research and Practical Theological Reflection in Churches and Schools/Universities
including surveys of Christian education practice with adults,
youth and children; adult churchgoers' understanding of and
attitudes to learning; teachers' attitudes to RE; pupils' attitudes
to the Bible, their understanding of Christianity and images of Jesus; the ordinary
theology of individuals and congregations.
Psychology of Religion and Religious Commitment
including research on
religiosity; gender roles; personality types; the psychology of prayer; attitudes to science and religion.
The Institute has also been actively involved in the 'Receptive Ecumenism' research project located in the Department of Theology and Religion of the University of Durham.
In 1994 the Institute instigated a survey of research needs in Christian education and religious education. A summary of its findings is available.
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