Is it a worldview?

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Recently, influential reports and professional associations have attempted to advocate ‘Religion and Worldviews’ as a new name for the curriculum space of ‘Religious Education’ in England (Commission on RE 2018, Pett 2022). Although policy change seems unlikely, the term ‘worldviews’ has gained a considerable foothold in conversations around curriculum design in RE. However, the agenda has been criticised (e.g. Barnes, 2023), most significantly on the grounds of what the term includes and excludes as legitimate objects of study in education, and whether and to what extent ‘institutional’ (as opposed to 'personal') worldviews need to make ontological and epistemological claims or commitments of a distinctive or comprehensive nature.
Period28 Jun 2024
Held at Learn Teach Lead RE - South West