Catechesis and religious education: a case study from Scotland

Franchi, L. (2013) Catechesis and religious education: a case study from Scotland. Religious Education, 108(5), pp. 467-481. (doi: 10.1080/00344087.2013.835640)

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The publication in 2011 of This is Our Faith (TIOF), the Catholic Church in Scotland's syllabus for religious education in Catholic schools, is a significant contribution to wider debates on the appropriate conceptual framework for religious education. Recent teaching of the Holy See has suggested that religious education in Catholic schools should adopt a scholastic shape and serve as a complement to catechesis. In TIOF, pedagogy, assessment issues and the relationship between cognitive and affective approaches to learning are merged in the context of a distinct faith tradition. TIOF's adoption of a catechetical vision of religious education shows how local churches can adapt Catholic teaching to their own circumstances.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Franchi, Dr Leonardo
Authors: Franchi, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith
Journal Name:Religious Education
Publisher:Taylor and Francis Inc.
ISSN (Online):1547-3201

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