Teaching World Religions 1 EDUC1030

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

A survey of the main features of world religions as taught in the Scottish school curriculum. The course will provide student teachers with a knowledge and understanding of world religions that encompasses A Curriculum for Excellence, National Qualifications in Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, and goes beyond the demands of Advanced Higher RMPS in 3 world religions.


Two hour lectures, weekly, one hour weekly seminar.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



Based on final submission of two schemes of work (each worth 20%) and a comprehensive folio of research and supporting materials worth 60%.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To examine world religions in relation to founding figures, key concepts and organising principles as in A Curriculum for Excellence Documents and National Qualifications in Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should: develop an understanding of world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism; develop an understanding of the role and significance of the founding figures, the key concepts and the organising principles, appreciate pluralism within the various traditions, and key points in the evolution of the traditions themselves as relating to the curriculum documents in Scottish schools.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Submission of the following to a satisfactory standard i.e. grade D3 or above: 2 x schemes of work; final folio.