The Principal aim of RE
The principal aim of religious education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
What difference does learning in RE make?
- know about different religious traditions and non-religious world-views.
- understand the main beliefs and practices of these traditions.
- understand how religious identity influences people's lives.
- be able to express views about the nature, value and significance of religion for people and the planet.
- have opportunities to consider challenging questions of meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments. and the answers offered by religions and non-religious world views.
- develop skills of enquiry, analysis and evaluation and be able to articulate their own considered ideas in relation to these challenging questions.