This year sees a new direction in the way Religious Education is taught across Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Ballarat. This new direction responds to the current landscape in which families and in which Catholic schools operate. The Awakenings Religious Education Curriculum has been supporting the faith education of students in Catholic Schools in the Ballarat Diocese for over ten years. A reshaping of this curriculum continues this support while recognising the complex world the students navigate their lives. An informed religious response to the questions of life often competes with influences coming from media, peers and other aspects of the modern culture in which students live.
Effective religious learning occurs in a supportive setting which recognises and celebrates difference through respectful listening and dialogue with others. In this setting Catholic beliefs and teachings are presented as viable options in the student’s quest for fullness of life.
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