August 2023

In August 2023, the team presented first results of the project at a symposium at the ISREV conference (International Seminar on Religious Education and Values).

July 2023

On June 30/July 1, 2023, the project team convened for another working meeting in Vienna. While the team has so far primarily focused on data collection and coding of data by means of the qualitative content analysis according to Mayring, this meeting centered on the question of the - methodologically controlled - path to results and their interpretation. In addition, the question of the concept of religion was discussed on the basis of a presentation by Rafaela Estermann.

May 2023

Since the meeting in July 2022, where the first draft of a category system had been developed, the PhD students team continues to meet online on a weekly basis to discuss the advancing development of the category system.

January 2023

On January 27/28, 2023, the MORE project team and the international Advisory Board met in Zurich to discuss preliminary results of the project and further steps to take. A report on the current status of the project had been sent to the Advisory Board in advance and the Advisory Board members were asked to prepare statements from their respective perspectives and expertise. The methodological procedure in the analysis of the interviews, in particular the category system for the teacher interviews, and the possibilities and limitations of the comparison of the two models of religious education and four locations were discussed. This exchange proved to be extremely fruitful. Our heartfelt thanks go to the Advisory Board!

December 2022

Since the July 2022 meeting at which the first draft of a category system was developed, the PhD students team has been meeting online on a weekly basis for close consultation on the further analysis of the interviews.

July 2022

On July 19 and 20, 2022, the PhD students team met for a two-day intensive working meeting in Vienna. The focus was on the analysis of the first teacher interviews that had been conducted at the individual sites. Mayring's qualitative content analysis was chosen as the method of analysis. Even though in principle digital cooperation works well, this in-person meeting brought the project a clear step forward. The result was a first draft of a category system developed inductively from the data, which will be further elaborated in the next few months.

March 2022

On the 28th and 29th of March the MORE-Team met in person for the first time. After many online meetings we finally came together as a team thanks to a good action plan for COVID-19. Together we worked on the interview guidelines and discussed preliminary results.

Relevant studies, recommended to us by members of the advisory board, formed another focal point of debate. The next meeting to include the entire MORE team is scheduled to take place in Vienna in mid September.

January 2022

On January 7 and 8, 2022, the MORE project team and the international Advisory Board Advisory Board  from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England and Sweden met for the first time. Due to the circumstances, the meeting planned to take place in Tübingen could only take place online. Getting to know the participants, the presentation of the project as well as stimulating discussions about the already developed survey instruments from the perspectives of (religious) pedagogy, religious studies and Islam were on the agenda of this meeting and are intended to advance the MORE research project in the best possible way. A follow-up meeting with the Advisory Board is planned for January 2023 in Zurich.

September 2021

The MORE project has officially started on the 1st of September 2021 and the recruitment of teachers and students has already begun in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.