Science and religious education teachers in Scottish secondary schools: aspirations for greater collaboration

Hall, S. , McKinney, S. and Lowden, K. (2013) Science and religious education teachers in Scottish secondary schools: aspirations for greater collaboration. Researching Education Bulletin, 5, pp. 4-7.

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Abstract

One of the key aims of CfE is an increase in interdisciplinary learning and this is reflected in the section on Religious and Moral Education in Building the Curriculum 1 (2006). There are important connections between themes in Religious and Moral education and, for example, in history, science and the arts. These connections can reinforce and enrich learning (our italics). This report is focused on quantitative research funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and undertaken by researchers at the University of Glasgow (2011-2013). The research examined (1) the current practice in collaboration and (2) potential for collaboration between Science and Religious Education teachers in a large sample of Scottish secondary schools in eight local authorities (124 schools). The findings indicate that there is evidence of limited collaboration, but also a genuine and widespread aspiration for greater collaboration among many teachers. The findings also indicate that there is a dismissive attitude towards collaboration between Science and Religious Education teachers in a limited number of cases.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lowden, Mr Kevin and McKinney, Professor Stephen and Hall, Mr Stuart
Authors: Hall, S., McKinney, S., and Lowden, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Interdisciplinary Science Education Technologies and Learning
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Researching Education Bulletin
Publisher:Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA)

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