The September 2022 issue of REtoday looks at the many lenses to look at religion.
How does your RE/RME/RVE enable pupils to gaze? And what do you direct their gaze towards?
We have a valuable and current multidisciplinary turn in our subject, encouraging us to consider how we look at religions and worldviews, using different lenses: a religion looks different if we try applying a sociological or a psychological lens to what we see, as compared to our use of a philosophical or a theological lens. Good practice in the subject increasingly uses these varied lenses in balanced and carefully-thought-out ways, and introduces the concept of the �lens through to pupils in age-appropriate ways.