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ERIC Number: EJ770587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
The Use of Popular Culture in the Teaching of Ethics/Religious Education: A Hong Kong Case
Cheung, Chi-Kim
Religious Education, v98 n2 p197-220 2003
Nearly every school in Hong Kong claims to provide ethics/religious education as part of the curriculum, but teachers find it difficult to teach values and attitudes without having students find ethics/religious lessons boring. While much has been said about how students learn, it remains that it is the teacher s task to provide the relevant experience and conditions for learning so that learning takes place. Thus such questions arise as, What is relevant experience? and What do students experience? Since most students are exposed to popular culture, the use of it as examples in teaching ethics/religious education may be a solution. This research finds that teachers and students in general enjoy the use of popular culture in the teaching and learning of ethics/religious education. The problems lie with the lack of resources and the already too heavy workload of teachers. (Contains 11 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong