An integrated philosophy of knowledge in the school curriculum vision: how schools of a Christian character might respond
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Bowie, R. A. 2023. An integrated philosophy of knowledge in the school curriculum vision: how schools of a Christian character might respond. National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER).
|Authors||Bowie, R. A.|
In the Science Religion Encounters (SRE) research project, we did not find much evidence that beginning teachers who had experience of a Christian character sensed a strong integrated philosophy of knowledge although the method and focus of enquiry did not seek to reveal this.
However, in presenting the findings of the project to senior school leaders from schools of a Christian the question of how science religion encounters were made sense of brought up Christian school ethos intentions of an integrated holistic or overarching philosophy of education or knowledge.
However, Government policies for schools do hope schools will draw on more than one subject in certain areas. For example, in the statutory guidance on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (DfE 2021). Curriculum programmes addressing these ares may complement and be complemented by multiple national curriculum subjects including science and RE.
|Keywords||Christian curriculum; Christian education; Philosophy of knowledge|
|Publisher||National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER)|
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|27 Mar 2023|
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