Worldview in religious education: autobiographical reflections on the commission on religious education in England final report
Cooling, T. 2020. Worldview in religious education: autobiographical reflections on the commission on religious education in England final report. British Journal of Religious Education.
The notion of worldview figures prominently in the recent discourse surrounding Religious Education (RE) in English schools following the publication of the final report of the Commission on Religious Education (CoRE) in 2018. This article reflects on the veracity of this initiative. It begins with an autobiographical reflection on the impact of worldview on the author’s development as a scholar. Then the work of several critics of CoRE is discussed and a more nuanced understanding of worldview is developed as a result. Finally the pedagogical implications of the shift to worldview are explored by drawing on the personal development approach of Michael Grimmitt and the responsible hermeneutics approach of Anthony Thiselton.
|Keywords||Auto-biographical reflection; Commission on RE (CoRE); Pedagogy; Personal development; Responsible hermeneutics; Worldview; Religious education|
|Journal||British Journal of Religious Education|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Online|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||29 Apr 2020|
|Deposited||11 May 2020|
|Output status||In press|
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