Improving RME: Higher order thinking in RME: Christian Parables
In collaboration with staff in South Lanarkshire Council, this resource has been developed to provide exemplification in Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and to exemplify progression across Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) from early to fourth levels. It uses Christian Parables as contexts for learning.
How to use this resource
This resource can be used by practitioners to stimulate debate and discussion around religion, beliefs and values. While using this resource, the following reflective questions may be helpful:
- How are learners supported to use primary and secondary sources in RME?
- How far are Christian parables explored in novel, varied and stimulating ways as learners progress through CfE levels?
- How does learning at each CfE level in RME build upon prior learning?
- How might the parables used in this learning resource stimulate learners in reflecting upon and developing their own beliefs and values, challenging their thinking, and learning about and from the views of others?
- How well is learning in RME linked to contemporary religious, moral and social issues?
- How does learning in RME support the development of higher order thinking skills and other relevant skills for learning, life and work?
Explore the resource
- from early to first level this resource explores the parables of the Good Samaritan, The Lost Sheep, The Lost Son and The wise and Foolish builders
- second level materials explore the parable of the lost son
- third-fourth level materials explore the parables of the Lost Son, Lost Coin and Lost Sheep