Memory in the religious education classroom (Part 1: Historical perspectives, constructivism and foundational content)
Chambers, Michael. (2010). Memory in the religious education classroom (Part 1: Historical perspectives, constructivism and foundational content). Journal of Religious Education. 58(2), pp. 58 - 64.
This paper is about memory, its place in the religious education classroom and the way it might inform the practice of religious education. The paper is in two parts. Part 2 will be published in a later issue of this journal in 2010.
In Part 1, the argument is put forward that memory and rote learning are under-utilised in the religious education classroom. Further, Part 1 appeals for a balance between constructivist educational models and models of teaching that incorporate memory and rote learning so that student knowledge of foundational content is enhanced. Part 2 will offer a perspective that the arts, namely music performance, may be a source of inspiration to religious educators for embracing memory.
|Journal||Journal of Religious Education|
|Journal citation||58 (2), pp. 58 - 64|
|Publisher||Australian Catholic University|
|Open access||Open access|
|Page range||58 - 64|
|Research Group||School of Arts|
|Place of publication||Australia|
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