A pedagogy of the spirit: Situating primary religious education within the greater ambit of spirituality
Hyde, Brendan. (2004) A pedagogy of the spirit: Situating primary religious education within the greater ambit of spirituality. Journal of Religious Education. 52(3), pp. 69 - 76.
A review of the literature in an Australian context has indicated little emphasis on the pedagogical dimension of learning in religious education (Hackett, 1995; White, 2003). This article seeks to address and to contribute to this area by suggesting the possibility of a pedagogical approach to primary religious education in which religious education is situated within the larger sphere of spirituality. It discusses four interrelated pedagogical principles that underlie such a consideration. An exploration of two particular forms of awareness common to young children that may contribute a conscious spirituality then follows to illustrate how these might be drawn upon in planning a religious education curriculum that begins from the common base of spirituality, and which situates religious education within this wider sphere.
|Journal||Journal of Religious Education|
|Journal citation||52 (3), pp. 69 - 76|
|Publisher||Australian Catholic University|
|Open access||Open access|
|Page range||69 - 76|
|Research Group||School of Education|
|Place of publication||Australia|
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