Worldviews Education and Worldview Literacy for social change.

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Shaw, M. Worldviews Education and Worldview Literacy for social change. in: Ubani, M (ed.) Religion, Learning, and Literacy Springer Nature.
AuthorsShaw, M.
EditorsUbani, M
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Notions of religious literacy have tended to focus on the acquisition of knowledge and skills vis-à-vis religious diversity thought necessary to engage in plural democracies. An alternative conception is that of worldview literacy as a process of reflexive engagement in plurality. This chapter presents worldview literacy as a theoretical framework that supports an emerging ‘worldviews approach’ within English Religious Education. This approach both expands the subject’s traditional subject matter and suggests a more critical, transformative educational experience. Discussion of a worldviews approach in the English context highlights its potential, within a ‘knowledge rich’, performance driven system, to act as a vehicle for the renewal of broader educational aims of active citizenship and the promotion of social justice.

Keywordsworldview literacy, critical pedagogy, transformative education, social justice
Book titleReligion, Learning, and Literacy
PublisherSpringer Nature
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