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Young people and religion: creative learning with history

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Young people and religion: creative learning with history
Young people and religion: creative learning with history

This free course, Young people and religion: creative learning with history, will train teachers and others working with young people on how to engage them in learning about religious diversity past and present through the creative process of making short, creative films (Docutubes). It is based on the RETOPEA (Religious Toleration and Peace) project, which has worked extensively with schools and other organisations in various European countries to develop this unique approach and produce accessible resources. This course will give you the pedagogical tools to engage in a unique approach to develop knowledge and understanding of religious diversity. 

This course has been developed in the framework of the RETOPEA project and received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement n° 770309

This course is also available in other languages on OpenLearn Create.

Young people and religion: creative learning with history

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Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate awareness of the attitudes of young people to matters of religious toleration and peace both in a local context and in wider European perspective
  • help young people articulate and reflect on their own ideas and attitudes regarding religion and religious diversity
  • find online resources designed to stimulate and inform young people's thinking about religion through increased awareness of its role in history and in present-day politics, media and culture
  • confidently lead a group of young people in planning and making short films to put forward their own ideas about religious toleration and peace
  • reflect critically with the workshop participants on what everyone has learned from the experience.

First Published: 31/05/2022

Updated: 31/05/2022

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