Hopefully this course has given you a chance to reflect on the benefits of well-considered teaching in Religious Education. Improving understanding of Religion and Worldviews in the contemporary world benefits everyone.
When taught skilfully, the study of religion has a unique potential to create intelligent reflection on the structure of our own moral compass and how to act with integrity in a challenging, changing world. Most of the world still identifies with religious beliefs and practices. Therefore, good education in Religion and Worldviews is also an excellent preparation for engaging with diverse, multicultural publics, providing skills which are highly valued in a growing number of occupations.
Interested in taking your learning further? You might find it helpful to explore the Open University’s Religious Studies courses and qualifications [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .
This OpenLearn course was sponsored by Culham St Gabriel’s Trust as part of a collaborative partnership grant between the Faith and Belief Forum, The Open University’s Religious Studies Department and Inform entitled ‘Promoting the Exploration of Religion and Worldviews in Schools (2021–2022)’.