Religious education across the curriculum

Introduction

Introduction

Religion as a subject is enriched by many aspects of human experience. For example there are obvious links between, religion and the arts and culture, religion and ethics, religion and history, religion and science. This section provides some cross curricular suggestions for linking religious education with a range of subjects across the curriculum.

Religion as a subject is enriched by many aspects of human experience. For example there are obvious links between, religion and the arts and culture, religion and ethics, religion and history, religion and science. This section provides some cross curricular suggestions for linking religious education with a range of subjects across the curriculum.

Religion as a subject is enriched by many aspects of human experience. For example there are obvious links between, religion and the arts and culture, religion and ethics, religion and history, religion and science. This section provides some cross curricular suggestions for linking religious education with a range of subjects across the curriculum.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AND REFLECTION

Think about: Which of the following curriculum areas do you think is RE’s closest cousin and why? a) Citizenship b) PSHE c) Humanities d) Science e) Philosophy and Ethics

Which do you think represents the greatest challenge to RE and why? a) Citizenship b) PSHE c) Humanities d) Science e) Philosophy and Ethics

Find out: What cross curricular links are currently being made between RE and other subject areas in your school? What key aims and intended learning outcomes underpin those initiatives?

Imagine: How might you wish to improve RE’s relationship with other curriculum areas in your school and why?

Questions to consider: To what extent do you think RE should make links with other curriculum subjects and why? What might be the advantages and disadvantages of such links?

According to recent Ofsted reports, RE does not seem to be sufficiently fulfilling its potential to contribute to community cohesion. To what extent would you agree with this assessment and why? What factors do you think might be affecting RE’s ability to contribute to community cohesion? What would you suggest we need to do in RE to address this situation?

Citizenship and religious education

Community cohesion and religious education

Creativity and religious education

Ethics and religious education

Humanities and religious education

Literature and religious education

Science and religious education

Teaching about the Holocaust and religious education

Teaching Biblical narrative and religious education