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    Features and Components of the Religious Education Curriculum

    The Religious Education Curriculum Journeying Together in Hope responds to the contemporary context by having the following features:

    • The content of the curriculum is based on the Sacred Scriptures, Tradition and the Church's Magisterium (GDC, n.120), particularly as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
    • Its methodology is based on the Church's documents on evangelisation in Catholic Education, Catechesis and Religious Education, a critical and creative use of the Shared Christian Praxis methodology and current research on learning and teaching approaches.
    • The curriculum structures takes an outcomes-based approach as articulated in contemporary educational documents and reflected in current curriculum practice.  The curriculum recognises the essential educational partnership of home, school, parish and diocese, and sees classroom-based Religious Education as one significant component of a broader education in faith, provided by all these agencies and the life o the school beyond the classroom.  Its content includes a strong social justice focus:  'Action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world fully appear as a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the Gospel'.  (Synod of Bishops, Justice in the World, 1971, n.6)

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