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Title: Spoon Feeding or Critical Thinking A Level Higher to First Year Progression in Religious Studies and


1
Spoon Feeding or Critical Thinking?A Level /
Higher to First Year Progression inReligious
Studies and Theology
  • Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious
    StudiesSt Anne's College, Oxford3rd - 4th July
    2008

2
The Academic Integrity of Theology and Religious
StudiesTowards Long Term Solutions to the
Problem of Progression
  • Andrew Wright
  • Department of Education and Professional Studies
  • Kings College London

3
introduction
  • Session Outline
  • progression
  • the fragmentation of liberal education
  • the rehabilitation of liberal education
  • progression and student motivation
  • progression and social enhancement
  • progression and critical thinking

4
progression
  • Problems Diversity and Fragmentation
  • object of knowledge (domain of study)
  • academic disciplines (method of study)
  • student motivation
  • teacher motivation
  • justification
  • curriculum development
  • pedagogy

5
progression
  • Possibilities Academic Integrity
  • the cycle of progression
  • progression as a perennial problem
  • surface solutions
  • deep solutions
  • the National Strategy for Religious Education
  • towards a common framework

6
liberal education fragmentation
  • Contours of Liberal Education
  • roots classical paideia
  • truth the pursuit of knowledge
  • truthfulness personal flourishing
  • truthfulness social flourishing

7
liberal education fragmentation
  • The Modern / Postmodern Impasse
  • Locke public facts v. private values
  • Kant Conflict of the Faculties
  • knowledge gt understanding gt evaluation
  • constructivism
  • dualism truth v. truthfulness
  • learning about religion
  • learning from religion

8
liberal education rehabilitation
  • Critical Realism
  • Ontological Realism
  • nature, minds, culture, transcendence
  • empirical, actual, real
  • ordered, stratified, dynamic, open
  • Epistemic Relativity
  • relational knowledge
  • contingent knowledge
  • inclusivity critical realism as
    under-labourer
  • Judgemental Rationality
  • some accounts of reality are more truthful than
    others
  • informed judgements between conflicting truth
    claims
  • post-foundational criteria congruence,
    coherence, fertility, simplicity, depth

9
liberal education rehabilitation
  • Critical Religious Education
  • Non-dualistic Pursuit of Truth / Truthfulness
  • truth contested secular/religious worldviews
  • truthfulness personal flourishing sub species
    aeternitatis
  • truthfulness social flourishing sub species
    aeternitatis
  • Theological, Religious Spiritual Literacy
  • the ability to think, feel, communicate and
    act wisely
  • in relation to the contested nature of
    transcendent reality
  • and personal/social flourishing sub species
    aeternitatis

10
progression student motivation
  • Curriculum Development
  • plurality of student motivations
  • extrinsic curriculum development feeding
    students interests
  • intrinsic curriculum development challenging
    students interests
  • teaching as an intentional activity
  • the priority / integrity of the object of study
  • the unavoidability / inclusion of students
    interests
  • the variation theory of learning
  • contested object contested interests
    religious literacy
  • implications for progression

11
progression social enhancement
  • Curricular Justification
  • plurality of social needs / expectation
  • extrinsic curriculum justification feeding
    societies needs
  • intrinsic curriculum development challenging
    societies needs
  • teaching as an intentional activity
  • the priority / integrity of the object of study
  • the unavoidability / inclusion of societies
    interests
  • the variation theory of learning
  • contested object contested interests
    religious literacy
  • implications for progression

12
progression critical thinking
  • Constructive Critical Thinking
  • (relatively) arbitrary facts
  • plurality of meanings
  • modernity dislocation from tradition
    authority
  • Kant the courage to think for oneself
  • Kantian legacy active construction of meaning
  • post-modernity (relatively) arbitrary
    constructs
  • criteria originality, imagination, freedom
  • implications for progression
  • spoon feeding versus (autonomous) critical
    thinking

13
progression critical thinking
  • Realistic Critical Thinking
  • unity of knowledge / understanding / evaluation
  • contested meanings, contested reality
  • realism rooted in tradition authority
  • Anselm faith seeking understanding
  • discernment of conflicting meanings via
    variation
  • academic apprenticeship
  • criteria depth breadth of discernment
  • implications for progression
  • spoon feeding grounded critical thinking

14
conclusion
  • Session Summary
  • progression surface and deep responses
  • shared framework rehabilitated liberal
    education
  • ontological realism integrity of subject
  • epistemic relativity contested world-views
  • epistemic relativity student motivation
  • epistemic relativity social enhancement
  • judgemental rationality religious literacy
  • progression shared search for truth
    truthfulness
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