Theory and practice

The Country of the Blind: knowledge, know and knowing (part 1)

Over the years there has been much debate about what students should study in RE, that is, what should be the content of the RE curriculum. Just as significant as the question about content is the question about how that content should be studied. Using the well- known parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant as their starting point, the authors argue that students should be introduced to a wide range of perspectives, interpretations, methodologies and methods when approaching religion(s) and worldview(s) in the RE classroom.

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