Religious and moral education

Learning through religious and moral education enables children and young people to:

• recognise religion as an important expression of human experience
• develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other world religions
• recognise and understand religious diversity and the importance of religion in society
• explore and establish values such as wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity and establish their values in their moral development
• investigate and understand the responses which religions can offer to questions about the nature and meaning of life
• develop the skills of reflection, discernment, critical thinking and deciding how to act when making moral decisions
• develop skills for life
• develop respect for others and their beliefs, and an understanding of practices which are different from their own
• develop their beliefs, attitudes, moral values and practices through reflection, discovery and critical evaluation, and make a positive difference to the world by putting their beliefs and values into action
• establish a firm foundation for further learning and, for some, careers

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