ERIC Number: EJ1005364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Problems of Assessment in Religious and Moral Education: The Scottish Case
Grant, Lynne; Matemba, Yonah H.
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v34 n1 p1-13 2013
This article is concerned with assessment issues in Religious and Moral Education (RME) offered in Scottish non-denominational schools. The analysis of the findings in this article is weighed against the framework of the new "3-18" Scottish curriculum called "Curriculum for Excellence" (CfE). CfE was introduced in primary schools in 2009 and a year later in secondary schools as replacement of the much criticised "5-14" Curriculum which had been in use since 1992. It is based on qualitative data collected from schools in five Scottish local authorities between 2009 and 2011 as part of a moderation project. What is being problematised in this article is the revelation from the data about issues that impact adversely on good assessment in RME in five key areas, namely: planning, religious knowledge, progression, self and peer assessment, literacy and values. The implications of these assessment problems for effective teaching and learning in RME are analysed.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Religious Education, Ethical Instruction, Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Guidelines, Peer Evaluation, Elementary School Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Qualitative Research, School Districts, Educational Change, Literacy, Knowledge Level, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)