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An education in Religion and Worldviews

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Religious Education is a statutory requirement for all school children in England. This course explores how the teaching and scholarly community is working to ensure this curriculum remains relevant for the twenty-first century. It is aimed at parents, faith and community group members and all others who might be interested in the purpose and content of religious education in schools. 

Interested in taking your learning further? You might find it helpful to explore the Open University’s Religious Studies courses and qualifications.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • better understand the reasons and purpose of the national entitlement for Religious Education in schools in England
  • consider to what extent the ‘Religion and Worldviews’ proposal could contribute to a rigorous learning experience that promotes social cohesion and productive problem-solving for shared challenges
  • understand what can be done to support the provision of good-quality Religious Education teaching in schools.

First Published: 13/07/2022

Updated: 13/07/2022

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