Thinking about thinking in Year 8 PRE


Emma Raven, Matthew Arnold School


In this investigation undertaken in Part 2 of the MSc in Learning and Teaching, Emma used observation, interview, and questionnaires to understand ‘pupils’ conceptualisation of thought and knowledge’, finding that pupils ‘are open to knowledge being multi-faceted’. This implies that ‘[a]wareness of different types of knowledge is hugely important in developing understanding of Religious Knowledge’. Emma concludes that being able to view knowledge and truth in different would allow for a more dialogic and metacognitive approach to learning in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (PRE).

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