chapter  5
Using artefacts to support children’s learning in religious education
WithNick Clough, Liz Newman
Pages 20

In this chapter we intend to encourage you to reflect on the way primary school children can express and develop values through the process of religious education. One of the main aims of religious education, as expressed through local agreed syllabuses, is that of developing understanding of what it means to take a religion seriously, even if individual pupils do not themselves belong to a religious community. The case study material presented here has involved children in different schools talking about special and sacred artefacts. Some basic questions emerge which it is important to address before planning and preparing a religious education lesson.