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What is an education in religion and worldviews?

In 2018, the Commission on Religious Education called for a more inclusive approach to the subject based on the principle that everyone has a worldview.

A worldview is a person’s way of understanding, experiencing and responding to the world. It is an approach to life.

These worldviews will be diverse, religious or non-religious and may change dependent on time, place and context.

Pupils need to learn about the major religions of the world and non-religious traditions including Humanism. They need to understand some of the big ideas or concepts underpinning these worldviews, as well as to appreciate the influence they may have on individuals, communities and societies.

Lastly, pupils must learn about the different ways in which people study these traditions, as well as build an awareness of and reflect on their own personal worldview.

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