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ERIC Number: ED056967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 28
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World Religions. Senior Division.
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
This curriculum guide provides a general view of the various considerations governing a senior year or high school course in world religions. An early section on objectives sets out some of the aims of a course in world religions. It states that the particular aim should be the development of a sympathetic understanding of the meaning of different religions and their effect on the life and thought of their adherents. At a more personal level, such a course should help a student to clarify his thinking on some of the fundamental questions about himself and his relationship to his fellow man, to the universe, and to the concept of a transcendent order. In the next section, Designing a Local Course, some of the implications of these aims are explored in a general discussion of teaching strategies, materials, learning activities, and points of view. Five possible ways of organizing a course are suggested: inquiry, biographical, survey, the arts, and a thematic approach. Teachers will probably prefer to draw from several of these in constructing a course. Also included are general comments and suggestions on five different religions--Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The choice of these religions is not intended to be restrictive but to give a general idea of the type of considerations that should govern the planning and development of a course. (Author/JLB)
Ontario Department of Education, Publications Office, Mowat Block, Queens Park, Toronto 182 Canada
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada