What will students learn?
The proposed National Entitlement to an education in Religion and Worldviews would ensure that all pupils in all schools are entitled to high-quality education in the subject and that the curriculum is structured so that it is fit for purpose and relevant for today’s pupils and their lives in a modern and multi-religious and multi-secular world.
The proposal says:
Pupils are entitled to be taught, by well qualified and resourced teachers, so that they gain knowledge and understanding about:
- What religion is and worldviews are, and how they are studied.
- The impact of religious and non-religious worldviews on individuals, communities and societies.
- The diversity of religious and non-religious worldviews in society.
- The concepts, language and ways of knowing that help us organise and make sense of our knowledge and understanding of religious and non-religious worldviews.
- The human quest for meaning, so that they are prepared for life in a diverse world and have space to recognise, reflect on and take responsibility for the development of their own personal worldview.