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ERIC Number: ED558112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 60
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Religious and Moral Education 3-18. Transforming Lives through Learning
Education Scotland
This curriculum impact project report evaluates current practice in Religious and Moral Education in Scotland. Curriculum for Excellence supports two frameworks for learning, teaching and assessment within the Religious and Moral Education curriculum area. This acknowledges, within the Scottish context, the different aims and purposes of Religious and Moral Education (RME) in non-denominational schools and Religious Education in Roman Catholic (RERC) schools. This report sets out to encourage professional learning across the two approaches. The report was compiled with the input of young people, parents and local authorities and following independent inspection activities in schools and other learning environments. It identifies strengths in a number of areas of Religious and Moral Education, including in children and young people's learning experiences. Some aspects for improvement are also identified for example, in relation to the senior phase of RME in non-denominational schools. The report also identifies a need for more subject specific career-long professional learning opportunities to be provided for practitioners. The report reinforces the aims and purposes of Religious and Moral Education in Scotland and highlights the value of the subject for our children and young people. It is intended that this report acts as a stimulus for ongoing professional dialogue and development. Practitioners are encouraged to engage with each other and with Education Scotland staff to discuss and share practice and address areas requiring development via Glow and other professional networks locally and nationally. The following are appended: (1) List of establishments included in the sample of focused visits; (2) The Curriculum Impact Review Reference Group; (3) National organisations supporting Religious and Moral Education; (4) National reports and useful resources; (5) Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies Analysis 2013; and (6) Principles of curriculum design self-evaluation tool for Religious and Moral Education.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Scotland
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)