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Professor of Religious Education

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Vita

April 2011-April 2014Dean of Faculty 02 Humanities and Cultural Studies
Since July 2007Holder of the professorship for Protestant religious education at the University of Kassel
2006Habilitation at the Karlsruhe University of Education in Protestant Theology / Religious Education. Subject of the habilitation thesis: Theological discussions with children. Studies on the professionalization of students and impetus for research-based learning in religious education.
2003Doctorate at the Karlsruhe University of Education in Protestant Theology / Religious Education Topic of the dissertation: Religious education in the new school entry level. Religious educational and elementary school educational perspectives.
WS 1999/2000 - WS 2006/2007Secondment from school service to the Karlsruhe University of Education ("Promotion of Young Scientists") with the aim of obtaining a doctorate and habilitation
1998Completion of the diploma course in School Education / Religious Education at the University of Education in Heidelberg
from school year 1991/1992Teacher at the Langenbrettach primary school (near Heilbronn), lecturer at the state seminar for practical school training in Heilbronn, advanced trainer in III. Phase of teacher training
1990-1991Preparatory service for teaching at primary and secondary schools
1985-1989Studied at the Freiburg University of Education with the subjects Protestant theology / religious education, sport, initial lessons

main emphasis

My special concern is the perception of the perspective of students in religious education. The focus of my work is in the field of theological discussions with children and young people. The hallmarks of my concept of religious education in Kassel are the research workshops in which students and teachers work together on central research questions in child and youth theology. This is done in cooperation with schools from the city and the district of Kassel. In the research workshops, two things are made possible: the professionalization of students in theological discussions with children and young people and cooperation in empirical research into religious education.


Publications

Monographs:

  • "Who are you, God?" A teaching unit on the question of God for grades 3-6, Stuttgart 2001.
  • Religious education in the new school entry level. Religious educational and elementary school educational perspectives, Stuttgart 2003.
  • Theological conversations with children. Studies on the professionalization of students and impetus for research-based learning in religious education. Stuttgart 2007.
  • Theological conversations with young people. Experiences - examples - suggestions. Munich / Stuttgart 2012.
  • Clare and happiness. A summer full of surprises. Stuttgart 2013.
  • Clare and happiness. A summer full of surprises. Teacher's Handout. Stuttgart 2013.

Projects, offers and supervised theses, doctorates and habilitations

There is more detailed information on the following content on the linked pages:

Book publications with other authors:

  • Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Reiss Annike: The worlds of children and young people. Correspondence course theology. Religious education-catechetical course. Lesson 8th Würzburg 2010.

Editorships:

Publication series contributions to child and youth theology

  • Volume 1: Reiss, Annike:The religion lesson from the perspective of individual students. Empirical studies from secondary school II. Kassel 2008.
  • Volume 2: Wilms, Nicole:Possibilities and limits of the transferability of mathematical didactic principles to religious education in grades 3-6. Kassel 2008.
  • Volume 3: Wicke, Michaela: "Sylvia van Ommen: Liquorice sweets. "Bringing children's ideas of the afterlife into conversation. Kassel 2009.
  • Volume 4: Möller, Karina:Personal ideas about God in young adults. Empirical explorations in the upper secondary level in the greater Kassel area. Kassel 2010.
  • Volume 5: Rodegro, Meike:Big Bang or Creation? An empirical study in religious education at upper secondary level. Kassel 2010.
  • Volume 6: Bösefeldt, Ina:Male - Female - Divine. Gender-specific considerations of relationships with God and understanding of God in adolescents from a mostly non-denominational context. Kassel 2010.
  • Volume 7: Burhardt, Katharina:Eighth graders discover an approach to miracle narratives. Insights into the research workshop "Theological Conversations with Young People" in the 2008 summer semester. Kassel 2010.
  • Volume 8: Klutz, Philipp:Think philosophically and theologically. A contribution to the development of a curriculum for training. Kassel 2010.
  • Volume 9: Ochs, Katharina:Seriousness and the light. Theological discussions on Christology in upper school. Kassel 2011.
  • Volume 10: Freudenreich, Delia:Children's spirituality - what defines it and how it can be promoted pedagogically. Research report on the psychological and pedagogical discussion in the anglophone space. Kassel 2011.
  • Volume 11: Syrnik, Johanna / Wiesinger, Tino / Ziegler, Mario:Competence-oriented religious instruction: planning, implementation and evaluation of a teaching project on the subject of "Dying, Death and Resurrection" (Grade 9). Kassel 2012.
  • Volume 12: Hamel, Sebastian:The importance of the theodicy question in theological conversation with children and young people - surprising findings from a research project. Kassel 2012.
  • Volume 13: Carolin Pfeil:Facets of the concept of God: 4th grade children write letters about their ideas about God. Kassel 2012.
  • Volume 14: Rode, Magdalena: VHow young people deal with the question of suffering - planning, implementation and reflection of a series of lessons for the 10th Kassel 2012.
  • Volume 15: Metzger, Nicole:"Stories are there to be passed on." An empirical study of the meaning, relevance and feasibility of a children's Bible for children. Kassel 2012.
  • Volume 16: Rothenbusch, Nina:Student ideas of God. Empirical studies on the professionalization of perception. Kassel 2013.
  • Volume 17: Schmidl, Sarah-Maria:The professionalization of students through reflective discussions: demonstrated using the example of the "Research workshop for theological discussions with young people". Kassel 2012.
  • Volume 18: Druschel, Katharina / Schmeier, Franziska / Surrey, Anna-Lena:What ideas do fourth grade children have about death? Kassel 2012
  • Volume 19: Kaloudis, Anke:"On the border." Didactics of religion from a religious-philosophical perspective. Practical classroom considerations on anthropology in upper secondary school with Paul Tillich. Kassel 2012.
  • Volume 20: Illner, Rebekka:Design and possible uses of a learning box for the story of Joseph for a 4th school year. Kassel 2012.
  • Volume 21: Neruda, Stefanie:Theodicy. Breaking Point of Faith in Young People?Kassel 2012.
  • Volume 22: Stahl, Annika:How does faith arise in a person? An examination of the personal ideas of pupils in the ninth grade. Kassel 2013.
  • Volume 23: Dern, Christian:Dialogical Bible didactics. Biblical full texts of the Old and New Testaments in the secondary level of the grammar school - a practical teaching draft.Kassel 2013.
  • Volume 24: Kuindersma, Henk (ed.):Powerful Learning Environments and Theologizing and Philosophizing with Children. Kassel 2013.
  • Volume 25: Fiedler, Frauke:Religious education with girls and boys under three years of age in selected recent drafts: An investigation of theoretical references and religious education practice. Kassel 2014.
  • Volume 26: Krasselt-Maier, Judith:God is (not) an old wise man! Young people write about their ideas of God, their faith, their doubts. Kassel 2013.
  • Volume 27: Kurth, Victoria:God as a therapist? An investigation into the religious orientation of young people.Kassel 2014.
  • Volume 28: Wagener, Elena:Creative writing in religious education in elementary school using the example of the story of David. Kassel 2014.
  • Volume 29:Kiener, Robin Alexander: Do you know where we're going ...? Theologize and philosophize with children about the afterlife. A practice book. Kassel 2015.
  • Volume 30: Dieterich, Veit-Jakobus / Büttner, Gerhard (eds.):"Do you know how many little stars there are?" A cosmology (not only) for religion teachers. Kassel 2014.
  • Volume 31: Ritz, Bettina:"I speak to God in my head". Empirical explorations in elementary school on the subject of prayer. Kassel 2015.
  • Volume 32: Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Büttner, Gerhard (eds):Children's voices. Theological, philosophical and spiritual perspectives. Kassel 2015.
  • Volume 33: Reiss, Annike:"One should believe something that one has never seen." Theological discussions with young people on the subject of miracles. Kassel 2015.
  • Volume 34: Faßhauer, Daniel:Church - Youth - Internet. The regional church of Kurhessen-Waldeck on the net - accessibility and involvement of the young generation after confirmation via a special homepage. Kassel 2015.
  • Volume 35: Kircher, Iris:Biographical learning in religious education teacher training.Kassel 2016.

Read tracks. Religious book for primary school

  • Read tracks. Religious book for the 1st / 2nd School year, ed. by Petra Freudenberger-Lötz. Stuttgart / Braunschweig 2010f. (School book, audio CD, picture cards, teacher's handout).
  • Read tracks. Religious book for the 3rd / 4th School year, ed. By Petra Freudenberger-Lötz. Stuttgart / Braunschweig 2011 (textbook, audio CD, picture cards, teacher's handout).

The primary school (moderation of a special issue)

  • Moderation of the 6/2012 issue with the focus on "Children ask about the truth. Interpretations of reality in religious education."
  • Moderation of issue 2/2017 (together with Alina Bloch) on the main topic "Martin Luther"

Joint editorships:

Treasure chest religion

  • Together with Müller-Friese, Anita (ed.): Treasure chest religion. Materials for interdisciplinary teaching at the new elementary school. Volume 1, Stuttgart 2004.
  • Together with Müller-Friese, Anita (ed.): Treasure chest religion. Materials for interdisciplinary teaching at the new elementary school. Volume 2, Stuttgart 2005.

Yearbook for Children's Theology

  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):"God is right in the middle." Children think about God, life and death. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 1, Stuttgart 2002.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):"Nobody is angry in the kingdom of heaven." Children as exegetes. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 2, Stuttgart 2003.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):"Time is always there." How children experience high times and holidays. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 3, Stuttgart 2004.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):“Churches are quite Christian.” Children's experiences and interpretations.Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 4, Stuttgart 2005.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):"Maybe God gave us children our minds." Results and perspectives of children's theology.Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 5. Stuttgart 2006.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):"You can tell God everything - even small secrets." Children experience and shape spirituality.Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 6. Stuttgart 2007.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):Have theological discussions with kindergarten children. Contributions of child theology to elementary education.Yearbook for Children's Theology, special volume. Stuttgart 2008.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):"You can see it, but you can touch it ...?" Approaches to the Christology of Children. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 7. Stuttgart 2008.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):"Only those who understand each other can go to heaven." How children talk about religious difference.Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 8. Stuttgart 2009.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):"There is a cross in the middle." Child theological approaches in the elementary area.Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 9. Stuttgart 2010.
  • Together with Kraft, Friedhelm and Schwarz, Elisabeth (ed.):"... Jesus would say: Not bad!" Child theology and competence orientation. Yearbook for Children's Theology, special volume. Stuttgart 2011.
  • Together with Riegel, Ulrich (ed.):"... I would like that too if he would help me." Construction site of God in childhood and adolescence. Yearbook for Children's Theology, special volume. Stuttgart 2011.
  • Together with Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard and Schreiner, Martin (eds.):"God is a little part of the family." Thinking about happiness and salvation with children. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 10. Stuttgart 2011.
  • Together with Kraft, Friedhelm and Schlag, Thomas (ed.): "If you can still believe in it, that's good. "Fundamentals and impulses for a youth theology. Yearbook for Youth Theology, Volume 1. Stuttgart 2013.

Handbook theologizing with children

  • Together with Büttner, Gerhard, Kalloch, Christina and Schreiner, Martin:Handbook theologizing with children. Introduction - Key Topics - Methods. Stuttgart / Munich 2014.

Believe yourself

  • Together with Florian Karcher and Germo Zimmermann (eds.): Believe yourself. 50 religious educational methods and concepts for congregations, youth work and schools. Volume 2 of the contributions to missionary youth work. Neukirchen-Vluyn 2017 (i.E.)

The course book Religion

  • Together with Dierk, Heidrun, Landgraf, Michael and Rupp, Hartmut (ed.): The course book on religion 1. Work book for religious instruction in the 5th / 6th School year. Stuttgart / Braunschweig 2015. Teacher handouts for the course book Religion 1. Stuttgart / Braunschweig 2016.
  • Together with Dierk, Heidrun, Landgraf, Michael and Rupp, Hartmut (ed.): The course book on religion 2. Work book for religious instruction in the 7th / 8th grade. School year. Stuttgart / Braunschweig 2016. Teacher handouts for the course book Religion 2. Stuttgart / Braunschweig 2017.
  • Together with Dierk, Heidrun, Landgraf, Michael and Rupp, Hartmut (ed.): The course book on religion 3rd work book for religious instruction in the 9th / 10th School year. Stuttgart / Braunschweig 2017. Teacher handouts for the course book on Religion 3. Stuttgart / Braunschweig 2018 (i. E.).

Articles in a collective work:

  • "Maybe God will cry with me then, and he will comfort me ..." How children’s ideas of God can be accompanied in religious education - a workshop report from teacher training, in: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner, Martin (ed.), "God is right in the middle." Children think about God, life and death. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 1, Stuttgart 2002, 129-138.
  • Free work in religious education in elementary school: new publications, in: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), "God is in the middle." Children think about God, life and death. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 1, Stuttgart 2002, 150-160.
  • "People will always think of me because I gave birth to the Savior." Children see Maria, in: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner Martin (ed.), "Nobody is angry in the Kingdom of Heaven." Children as exegetes. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 2, Stuttgart 2003, 180-185.
  • Identity and Life Cycle. Impulses for religious accompaniment in the family, kindergarten and primary school. In: Hofmann, Hubert / Stiksrud, Arne (eds.), Giving shape to life. Erik H. Erikson from an interdisciplinary perspective, Vienna 2004, 279-289.
  • "I can rely on him to protect me." Our first baptism remembrance ceremony. In: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner Martin (eds.), "Nobody is angry in the kingdom of heaven." Children as exegetes. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 2, Stuttgart 2004, 93f.
  • "I want to know more about death ..." Addressing the existential questions of elementary school children. In: Denner, Lieselotte / Schumacher, Eva, reflecting and shaping transitions in elementary and primary areas - contributions to a basic education. Bad Heilbrunn 2004, 257-269.
  • "It tickles me everywhere and I don't feel abandoned. Praying in religion class." In: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), "Churches are quite Christian." Experiences and interpretations of children. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 4, Stuttgart 2005, 163-167.
  • What stones tell. In: Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Müller-Friese, Anita (eds.), Schatztruhe Religion. Materials for interdisciplinary teaching in the new elementary school. Stuttgart 2006, 127-152.
  • "When you read the story, you get courage ..." Think about grief, memory and hope in elementary school. In: Bizer, Christoph et al., What is good religious education? Yearbook of Religious Education, Volume 22, Neunkirchen-Vluyn 2006, 182-192.
  • The action-relieved reflection as a motor for the professionalization of students. In: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), "Perhaps God has given us children reason." Results and perspectives of children's theology. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 5, Stuttgart 2006, 79-85.
  • Do people have free will or is their fate predetermined? In: Biesinger, Albert / Kohler-Spiegel, Helga, Is there God? The big issues of religion. Children ask - researchers answer. Munich 2007, 96-103.
  • Mixed classes in religious education: Current perspectives. In: de Boer, Heike / Burk, Karlheinz / Heinzel, Friederike (Hg), teaching and learning in mixed-year classes. Contributions to the reform of the primary school, Volume 123. Frankfurt a.M. 2007, 196-208.
  • From fishermen of men and rescue fishers - In conversation with second graders about the disciples calling in Mk 1, 16-20. In: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), "You can see it, but you can touch it ...?" Approaches to the Christology of Children. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 7, Stuttgart 2008, 186-192.
  • The parable of the benevolent father from the perspective of sixth graders. In: Bachmann, Michael / Woyke, Johannes (eds.), Amazingly lively and startlingly understandable? Studies and impulses for Bible didactics. Neukirchen Vluyn 2009, 59-67.
  • "I didn`t know that God can speak ..." Theological Conversations with Children. Changes and Challenges for Teacher Training. In: Iversen, Gertrud Yde / Mitchell, Gordon / Pollard, Gaynor (eds.), Hovering over the face of the deep. Philosophy, theology and children. Münster 2009, 85-93.
  • Perceiving and promoting learning levels in structured theological discussions. In: Fischer, Dietlind (ed.), Observing Learning - Assessing Performance in Religious Education in Elementary Schools. Seelze-Velber 2010, 74-83.
  • Reading traces of competence orientation and children's theology 1./2. School year. In: Kraft, Friedhelm / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schwarz, Elisabeth (eds.), "... Jesus would say: Not bad!" Child theology and competence orientation. Stuttgart 2011 (i.E.).
  • Theological discussions with children and young people. Conceptual foundation and empirical findings. In: Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Riegel, Ulrich (ed.), "... I would like that too if he would help me." Construction site of God in childhood and adolescence. Yearbook for Children's Theology, special volume. Stuttgart 2011 (i.E.).
  • "All of my friends believe in God, but they can't explain why." Students discover children's approaches to the question of God. In: Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Riegel, Ulrich (ed.), "... I would like that too if he would help me." Construction site of God in childhood and adolescence. Yearbook for Children's Theology, special volume. Stuttgart 2011.
  • "Will I always find answers to my questions?" In: Biesinger, Albert / Kohler-Spiegel, Helga (ed.), "Why are you even born when you have to die again anyway?" Children ask - researchers answer, Volume 2. Munich 2011.
  • How old is god Or: why we have so many questions. In: Biesinger, Albert / Kohler-Spiegel, Helga (ed.), "Why are you even born when you have to die again anyway?" Children ask - researchers answer, Volume 2. Munich 2011, 10-16.
  • Theological student (understanding of God). In: Rothgangel, Martin / Adam, Gottfried / Lachmann, Rainer (eds.), Religious Education Compendium. 7th, completely revised edition. Göttingen 2011.
  • Death and new life from the perspective of children. In: Breitsameter, Christof (ed.), Hope for Perfection. Christian eschatology in the context of world religions (Theology in Contact 19). Hamburg 2012.
  • Does religious instruction need youth theology? A contribution from the perspective of youth theological research in Kassel. In: Schlag, Thomas / Schweitzer, Friedrich et al., Youth theology. Basics - examples - critical discussion. Neukirchen-Vluyn 2012, 118-129.
  • Child and death. In: Breitsameter, Christof (ed.), Emergency pastoral care. A manual. Münster 2012, 156-165.
  • Why Do People Read the Bible? In: Biesinger, Albert / Kohler-Spiegel, Helga (ed.), What does Jesus do in bread? Knowledge about church, faith, Christianity. Children ask - researchers answer - Munich 2013, 122-129.
  • Pupils - in an theological perspective. In: Rothgangel, Martin / Schlag, Thom-as / Schweitzer, Friedrich (eds.), Basics of Religious Education. Göttingen 2014, 239-250.26. Have theological conversations. In: Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Kalloch, Christina / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), Handbook theologizing with children. Introduction - Key Topics - Methods. Stuttgart / Munich 2014, 69-75.
  • Have theological conversations. In: Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Kalloch, Christina / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), Handbook theologizing with children. Introduction - Key Topics - Methods. Stuttgart / Munich 2014, 69-75.
  • Belief - belief. In: Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Kalloch, Christina / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), Handbook theologizing with children. Introduction - Key Topics - Methods. Stuttgart / Munich 2014, 208-213
  • God. In: Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Kalloch, Christina / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), Handbook theologizing with children. Introduction - Key Topics - Methods. Stuttgart / Munich 2014, 226-233.
  • God as a companion. In: Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Kalloch, Christina / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), Handbook theologizing with children. Introduction - Key Topics - Methods. Stuttgart / Munich 2014, 234-238.
  • Creation. In: Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Kalloch, Christina / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), Handbook theologizing with children. Introduction - Key Topics - Methods. Stuttgart / Munich 2014, 424-431.

Articles in specialist journals:

  • "We belong Together." Learn to understand the other in a picture book. In: Grundschule 4/1993, 49-51.
  • From picture book to own story. In: Praxis Grundschule 6/1994, 43-44.
  • "You, I trust you to do something!" On the role of teacher in free work. In: Grundschule 6/1996, 61-63.
  • Where independence can grow: expert panels. In: Grundschule 10/1997, 41-42.
  • Give the children the word: Theology from the child. In: Religion heute 33 / March 1998, 32-39.
  • Jesus says, "If your mother comforts you, she is salt to you." In: draft 1/1999, 44-47.
  • Ideas of God. In: Schönberger Hefte 1/1999, 2-8.
  • Be amazed - ask - ponder. Philosophizing with elementary school students. In: Religion heute 37 / March 1999, 34-38.
  • Creative writing in religion class. A teaching impulse for the primary level. In: Religion heute 38 / June 1999, 80-84.
  • Inquiry-based learning in primary school RE using the example of the Church in the Middle Ages. In: draft 3/1999, 19-25.
  • "Jesus always tells such good stories ..." Parables as an impetus to think about God with children. In: draft 2/2000, 31-33.
  • "There I painted death and there the happy thoughts." Thinking about life and death with children from the beginning class. In: draft 1-2 / 2001, 26-30.
  • Social learning in the beginning class. The contribution of religious education. In: Grundschule 1 / January 2003, 41-44.
  • "With Jesus, God's world is with us and we with God." Reflecting on the kingdom of God with children. In: Elementary School Religion 2/2003, 8-10.
  • "Do you actually know why religious education is so valuable?" Religion as a treasure chest. In: Elementary School Religion 1/2004, 12-17.
  • Ask about God. Children's books to start with with religion. In: Elementary School Religion 1/2004, 38-40.
  • Insights into the "research workshop for theological discussions with children." In: Müller, Peter / Kosack, Walter / Kurtz, Jürgen (eds.), Karlsruher pedagogical contributions 57/2004, 107-131.
  • Ray of power from God. Forgiveness of sins - a topic for elementary school! In: draft 4/2004, 15-19.
  • "Does the devil have power over us?" Or: the fruitful moment in theological discussions with children. In: Loccumer Pelikan 4/2004, 183-186.
  • "Another question was on the hearts of the children ..." Videography in the RE of the elementary school - opportunities for teachers and pupils to develop their conversational skills. In: draft 1/2005, 15-18.
  • Theological conversations with children in elementary school. In: KatBl 130 (2005), 348-351.
  • "The Bible won't let you go ..." Experiences with "The Bible for children and everyone in the house" in religious education in elementary school. In: Oberthür, Rainer / Burrichter, Rita, The Bible for children and everyone in the house. A working aid with all the pictures of the Bible on 32 colored foils. Munich 2007, 113-123.
  • Inquiry-based learning with the Bible in elementary school. In: draft 2-3 / 2007, 20-25.
  • Older people learn from younger people. An ecumenical prayer on new paths. In: Praxis Gemeindepädagogik 2/007, 47-48.
  • "The Bible is actually true." To deal with the question of truth in children's theology. In: Praxis Gemeindepädagogik 3/2007, 20-22.
  • Courage for the little elephant! Reading fun for children (part 18). In: Grundschule 12/2007, 30-32.
  • Have theological conversations with children and young people. Challenges and opportunities. In: draft 2/2008, 39-43.
  • Theological conversations with children. The Child Theology Approach. In: Praxis Grundschule 6/2008, 4-8.
  • Theologize with young people. A new approach to religious education? In: PT 3/2010, 158-162.
  • Children ask for the truth. Challenge and opportunity for religious education. In: Elementary School 6/2012, 6-11.
  • "It would be impractical to be able to see God." Theologize with children. In: Church Office of the EKD (Hg), trust God anew. The magazine for the anniversary of the Reformation. Hanover 2016, 81.
  • The hub of the big questions. About the processes of asking and searching for answers. In: KatBl 1/17, 32-35.

Articles in specialist journals or compilations together with other authors:

  • Together with Lübbermann, Jan / Nessler, Miriam and Oberle Anette: "Everything is very dark. Only God is there." Thinking about the creation of the earth with children. In: Religion heute 41 / March 2000, 8-13.
  • Together with Karcher, Margrit: "Everyone is God's child." Experience from a cooperation project with disabled children. In: draft 3/2000, 40-41.
  • Together with Büttner, Gerhard and Thierfelder, Jörg: What did Jesus do on Holy Saturday? In: draft 3/2002, 25-29.
  • Together with Hoyer-Hensel, Birgitta and Nowak, Jutta: "I am (now) a school child." Presentation of a denominational, cooperative and subject-related working aid for the beginning lesson. In: Battke, Achim / Fitzner, Thilo / Isak, Rainer / Lochmann, Ullrich (eds.), School development - religion - religious instruction. Profile and chance of religion in the school of the future. Freiburg / Basel / Vienna 2002, 119-126.
  • Together with Büttner, Gerhard: "Actually God gives warnings that they are changing!" Children's theological considerations on “God's pedagogy”. In: Bizer, Christoph et al., The violence and evil. Yearbook of Religious Education Volume 19, Neukirchen-Vluyn 2003, 145-152.
  • Together with Rauscher, Christine and Zöbeley, Angelika: "Today salvation happened to this house." Children design the house of Zacchaeus. In: Müller, Peter (ed.), World - Images - Worlds. Contributions to the dialogue between art and theology. Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe educational contributions - special volume 1) 2003, 145-157.
  • Together with Müller, Peter: Theological discussions with children. In: Krautter, Adelheid / Schmidt-Lange, Elke (eds.), Study Guide Religion Primary School. 2nd school year, 2nd half volume, Stuttgart 2003, 7-13.
  • Together with Schreiner, Martin: "Everyone come here, then we will become more." Children interpret the feast of Pentecost. In: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), "Time is always there." How children experience high times and holidays. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 3, Stuttgart 2004, 109-116.
  • Together with Maaß, Hans: We're not giving up! The sacrifice of Isaac as an attempt at teaching in a fourth grade. In: draft 2/2005, 19-23.
  • Together with Büttner, Gerhard: "Hey father, heal the man". The healing of the deaf and mute (Mk 7.31-37) as interpreted by primary school students. In: Büttner, Gerhard / Schreiner, Martin (ed.): "... you always have a piece of God in you." Interpreting Biblical Stories with Children. Volume 2: New Testament, Stuttgart 2005, 85-94.
  • Together with Weizenhöfer, Stefanie: "Love shines in the darkness". Janusz Korczak as the subject of religious education in elementary school. In: draft 4/2005, 19-23.
  • Together with Becker, Romina, "It's not just about money, but also about forgiveness ..." A learning path to the parable of the merciless servant (Mt 18, 21-35). In: Elementary School Religion 1/2006.
  • Together with Kraft, Friedhelm: Theologizing with Children in Classrooms in Germany. In: Schreiner, Peter / Kraft, Friedhelm / Wright, Andrew (Eds.), Good Practice in Religious Education in Errope. Examples and Perspectives of Primary Schools. Writings from the Comenius Institute, edited by Volker Elsenbast, Volume 15. Berlin 2007, 87-100.
  • Together with Reiss, Annike: Theological discussions with young people. An insight into the work of the Kassel research workshop on the possibilities of youth theology. In: KatBl 134 (2009), 97-102.
  • Together with Zeeh-Silva, Brigitte: Starting with religion in elementary school religion classes. In: KatBl 134 (2009), 254-259.
  • Together with Reiss, Annike, Cognitive Activation in theological conversation with young people. In: Feindt, Andreas / Elsenbast, Volker / Schreiner, Peter / Schöll, Albrecht (eds.), Competence Orientation in Religious Education. Findings and perspectives. Münster / New York / Munich / Berlin 2009, 247-262.
  • Together with Reiss, Annike: The feeding of the 5000 ... in conversation with eighth graders. In: draft 3/2009, 50-54.
  • Together with Möller, Karina: The prayer of Manasses. In: Dressler, Bernhard / Schroeter-Wittke, Harald (eds.), Commentary on Religious Education on the Bible. Leipzig 2012, 400-403.
  • Together with Reiss, Annike: Didactics of theologizing with children and young people. In: Grümme, Bernhard / Lenhard, Hartmut / Pirner, Manfred L. (Ed.): Rethinking religious education. Innovative approaches and perspectives in religious didactics. A workbook for students and teachers. Stuttgart 2012.
  • Together with Christian Butt: Theology of the Cross as Theology of Hope? A teaching study on the interpretation patterns of adolescents. In: GuL 1/2012, 94-107.
  • Together with Raphael Döhn, youth theology. The Kasseler Weg. In: RpB Heft 70/2013, 13-20.
  • Together with Annike Reiss: Telling the Bible - Impulses for theologizing with young people. In: Fuchs, Monika E./Schliephake, Dirk (ed.), Bible tell. Neukirchen- Vluyn 2014, 169-183.

Reviews:

  • In conversation with "Education in a Plural World" by Karl Ernst Nipkow. Consequences for the early lessons in elementary school. In: Schönberger Hefte 4/1999, 8-11.
  • Brüning, Barbara, when life reaches its limits. Philosophizing with fairy tales about borderline situations, Bad Münder 2000. In: Religion heute 43 / September 2000, 172-173.
  • Brüning, Barbara, philosophizing in elementary school. Berlin 2001. In: Religion heute 50 / June 2002, 130.
  • Plieth, Martina, Child and Death. How to deal with childish horrors and images of hope, Neukirchen-Vluyn 2001. In: ZPT (54) 2/2002, 221-223.
  • Müller, Peter / Büttner, Gerhard / Heiligenthal, Roman / Thierfelder, Jörg, The parables of Jesus. A study and work book for teaching, Stuttgart 2002. In: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), "Nobody is angry in the Kingdom of Heaven." Children as exegetes. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 2, Stuttgart 2003, 194-196.
  • Itze, Ulrike / Plieth, Martina, death and life.Shaping hope with children in elementary school, Donauwörth 2002. In: Elementary School Religion 4/2003, 32.
  • "The Bible gives a lot to think about about my life ..." "The Bible for children and everyone in the house" by Rainer Oberthür and Rita Burrichter from the perspective of children. In: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner, Martin (eds.), "Churches are quite Christian" Experiences and interpretations of children. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 4, Stuttgart 2005, 198-202.
  • Grethlein, Christian / Lück, Christhard, religion in primary school. A compendium. Göttingen 2006. In: Bucher, Anton A./Büttner, Gerhard / Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra / Schreiner, Martin (eds), "You can tell God everything, even small secrets." Children experience and shape spirituality. Yearbook for Children's Theology, Volume 6. Stuttgart 2007, 180-182 (together with Albrecht, Daniela)
  • Kammeyer, Katharina, "Dear God, Amen!" Theological and empirical studies on prayer in the horizon of theological discussions with preschool children, Stuttgart 2009. In: KatBl 135 (2010), 231-232.
  • Zimmermann, Mirjam, children's theology as theological competence of children. Basics, methodology and goal of child theological research using the example of the interpretation of the death of Jesus. Neukirchen-Vluyn 2010. In: Theologische Literaturzeitung June 2011, 706-708.
  • Reents, Christine / Melchior, Christoph, The story of the children's and school Bible. Evangelical - Catholic - Jewish. In: Elementary School 6/2012, 28.

Posts on the Internet

  • Insights into the research workshop "Theological Conversations with Children." In: theo-web 2/2004, 76-95.
  • Theological conversations with children. Opportunities and challenges for teacher training. In: theo-web 1/2007, 12-20.
  • To professionalize students in theological discussions with children. In: theo-web 2/2007, 7-26.
  • Religious education in primary school. In: theo-web 1/2011 (i.E.).

Collaboration in the publication of audiovisual media:

  • "Dieux? La Parole aux enfants", produced by Guy Rainotte and Gabriela Radermacher at meromedia, Paris 2010. (DVD; documentation of teaching sequences, interview excerpts and sequences from the Kassel research workshop).
  • Theologize with children. Basics, impulses and examples from practice. A documentary by Guy Rainotte in collaboration with Gabriela Radermacher. German production including translation and dubbing: University of Kassel, Petra Freundeberger-Lötz and team.