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ERIC Number: EJ818114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
The Development of Beliefs and Values in Early Adolescence: A Case Study through Religious Education Pedagogy
O'Grady, Kevin
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v11 n3 p315-327 Dec 2006
Remarks on current educational language precede discussions of: pupils' educational development; pupil voice; adolescence and action research. There follows a report of an innovation in religious education pedagogy, designed to address concerns that pupils should be helped to understand the emergence of their own beliefs and values over time. This report then prompts some reflections on religious education's turn in the direction of hermeneutics. A form of religious education is sketched where pupils' awareness of changes to their own beliefs and values over time is a key feature. Such awareness marks spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, an issue granted less than adequate coverage in the present UK education agenda. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom