The F–10 Tasmanian Religious Education Curriculum emphasises inquiry-based learning and teaching. Opportunities for student-led questioning and investigation should be provided at all stages of schooling. The curriculum should also provide opportunities for engagement with the community at all stages, as this is an essential component of theological learning. Guest speakers and visits to places of woship and social action are important involving the observation and recording of information outside the classroom. These teaching and learning methods should be supported by forms of assessment that enable students to demonstrate their ability to think theologically and apply skills.
Students’ enthusiasm for theological learning should be stimulated by a wide variety of activities, for example, excursions, interpretation of art and literature, reading historical accounts, listening to traditions in music, role plays and class debates. Learning activities should also emphasise the ability to understand, explain, appreciate and use knowledge, rather than simply reproduce it. The learning of skills should be made meaningful by using them to answer questions or communicate information.
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