UK: How could the teaching of Hinduism be improved in schools?

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Despite being the third largest world religion, Hinduism’s relationship to Religious Education feels a little like RE’s relationship with the Curriculum. Teachers know it’s on the syllabus but many can’t quite define what ‘it’ is, attempts to template it alongside its peers don’t really work and as with Religious Education itself; Hinduism seems to split opinion between those that are passionate about its inclusion and those who fail to see its relevance. Needless to say, I am passionate about quality teaching of both Hinduism and RE.

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Hinduism Resources

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Australian Material

Hindu Association of Western Australia: Culture and Religion Sheet (PDF)

Hinduism: Teacher’s notes and background information (Draft, DEET NSW; PDF File)

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 7 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / The Asian world / India: Australian Curriculum Site


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