- Module code: EQ312
- Module name: The Public and Social Significance of Religions: Educational Perspectives
- Department: Centre for Education Studies
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
The aim of this module is to explore the public and social significance of religions and theologies, and to draw out the implications for educational theory and practice, with relevance within the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of education and with reference to equipping people for life and work within religiously diverse societies. In terms of relevance, the module is relevant for students considering working in primary schools, secondary schools or the higher education sector. It is also more widely relevant for those considering working in public-facing sectors in which it is increasingly important to take religious diversity seriously (including health care, social work, human resources, business, commerce, and law) and in faith-related sectors. In addition, the module provides a platform for students who may wish to progress to M-level study in fields like religious education, psychology of religion, sociology of religion, and professional practice within faith-related sectors.
Principal learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to: • Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of religious diversity and its public and social significance in contexts relating to education; • Evaluate critically qualitative research on religious diversity in contexts relating to education; • Evaluate critically quantitative research on religious diversity in contexts relating to education; • Reflect critically on the implications of the public and social significance of religions and theologies for educational theory and practice; • Reflect critically on religious diversity within their own selected context relating to education.
Timetabled teaching activities
10 x 3 hour interactive seminar
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: EQ312-15)|
|A (Assessed work only)||3000 word assignment||100%|
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