How can post-primary religious education do academic development and personal development, do them together and do them both well?

This project will focus on:

  • Bringing together Teacher Educators and Post-Primary Teachers, school principals and other interested stakeholders from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to explore together the integration of academic and personal development within Post-Primary Religious Education.
  • Exploring both theoretically and practically, the thesis that academic scholarship supported by public examination certification as well as faith development which engages with faith traditions and social action in the public sphere are best achieved together because each needs the other to flourish
  • Enabling teacher educators and teachers of Religious Education in both jurisdictions to arrive at an informed professional understanding of the relationship between academic and personal learning in their teaching of Religious Education