Aims of Course
- To be able to discuss and explain a range of beliefs & values,
- To identify moral issues and how moral choices influence decision making,
- To develop higher order critical thinking skills,
- To develop tolerance and understanding of a wide variety of moral values and understand how our own beliefs shape who we are.
Description of the Course
Judaism – Values and Issues: This unit explores Jewish beliefs and values in Scotland as well as broaching the issues of Sectarianism and Social Action. It looks at the impact of early Christian teaching and how it has shaped the beliefs and values in a modern Scotland.
Values & Issues: This unit looks and values and issues, for example regarding Abortion, Medical Ethics and Evil and Suffering. Links are made with historical events such as the Holocaust.
Development of Beliefs and Values: This unit is used to work on an individual or group project that will explore a specific moral issue. The topic is independently researched and a report is produced and presented to the class on their findings. This can vary from ‘Does God Exist’ to the rights and wrongs of Organ Donation.
- Students may take this subject in addition to studying core Religious Education in S3.
- Students will be encouraged to use ICT and participate in fieldwork activities.