The Way, the Truth, the Life – Topics
Introduction to The Way, The Truth and The Life Syllabus
This syllabus is based on the Religious Education Curriculum Directory for Catholic schools. It has been developed by teachers in direct response to a perceived need for a clear framework for effective, systematic and rigorous teaching and learning, at least equal to that of other curriculum areas. To this end it addresses both content and methodology.
Other faiths are addressed as a consequence of, and in the context of, Catholic teaching. Catholic teaching about the action of God in the world requires an informed and respectful approach to other faiths. By a study of the action of God in these faiths, Catholics can come to a deeper appreciation of the revelation of God in Christ. Catholics can also learn from the practices of other faiths (e.g. patterns of prayer, fasting, pilgrimages etc.)
There are three Attainment Targets that outline “learning about” (named Knowledge and Understanding) and “learning from” (named Engagement and Response) religion as well as Analysis and Evaluation. Please see the skills outlined for different age groups below.