The St Giles’ Centre has published a new bilingual professional learning resource entitled Exploring worldviews: a stimulus resource for religion, values and ethics in Wales. The resource was launched at a special professional learning session provided by the St Giles’ Centre on 9 June 2022 for secondary practitioners in Wrexham.
The publication of Exploring worldviews: a stimulus resource for religion, values and ethics in Wales is timely. In the Curriculum for Wales, ‘worldviews’ is listed as one of RVE concepts in the RVE statutory guidance on Hwb, and ‘worldviews’ are also mentioned in the Humanities’ AoLE. In addition, Agored Cymru now has a new suite of qualifications called “Exploring Worldviews”, which uses a worldviews approach to provide for statutory RE or RVE for 14 to 16 year old learners. The St Giles’ Centre and Wrexham practitioners have been instrumental in developing these new qualifications.
The professional learning resource is designed to provide the basic knowledge that practitioners in Wales need to start thinking about worldviews within their own teaching and learning contexts. It also aims to stimulate critical engagement and can be used by individuals or by groups. In whatever way it is used, we hope that the resource will offer a helpful starting point for approaching worldviews in Wales, and we also hope that it is easily accessible to all. So, this means that we have taken care with both presentation and language to try to ensure that both specialist and non-specialist practitioners can access the resource easily and creatively. For those who want to read further, there are also live links to further material.