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Ethics and Religious Culture. an overview - 2008. Agenda. a little background activities program overview the teacher’s role questions resources. Session I Objectives – . We want you to have an overview of the program. an understanding of the competencies.

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Agenda
Agenda

  • a little background

  • activities

  • program overview

  • the teacher’s role

  • questions

  • resources


Session i objectives
Session I Objectives –

  • We want you to have

    • an overview of the program.

    • an understanding of the competencies.

    • an understanding of the ‘aim’ of the new program.

    • an opportunity to ask questions.

    • an opportunity to reflect.


Spring 2008 erc session ii
Spring – 2008: ERC Session II

  • Lead teachers released from each school

  • Ethics and Religious Culture – Session II

    • The primary focus of this workshop is to allow teachers to work with Learning and Evaluation Situations specifically designed for the new ERC program. We will review the competencies, explain the components of an LES and look at supporting material. Various supporting resources will be presented.


It is time to elect a world leader and your vote counts
It is time to elect a world leader, and your vote counts.

Candidate A:Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B:He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C:He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn't had any extramarital affairs.


Who did you vote for
Who did you vote for?

Candidate A: Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Candidate B:He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Winston Churchill

Candidate C:He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn't had any extramarital affairs.

Adolph Hitler


The primary role of any group of persons, ethnic group, nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

Albert Jacquard


Background reasons for change
Background: Reasons for change nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

  • A need to build respect and tolerance in a diverse society

  • A need for a program that is common to all students – and fits well into the QEP

  • Provide students with tools to understand Québec society through sharing the culture and religious heritage of Québec

  • Open the minds of students to other aspects of Québec society

  • A need to provide teachers with a program that reflects their freedom of conscience and religion


Objectives of the erc program
Objectives nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves. of the ERC Program

  • Recognition of others

    • …all people possess equal value and dignity

    • …how we see ourselves and others

  • Pursuit of the common good

    • …the search, along with others, for common values, the promotion of projects that foster the community life; respect for democratic principles and ideals specific to Québecsociety


  • Erc competencies
    ERC Competencies nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    RECOGNITION OF OTHERS

    Reflects on ethicalquestions

    Demonstrates an understanding

    of the phenomenon of religion

    Engages in dialogue

    PURSUIT OF THE COMMON GOOD


    Activity

    Activity nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    A Choice for K’aila


    Think pair share
    Think, pair, share nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • How important are ethics in today’s society?

    INSERT IMAGE


    Competency 1 reflects on ethical questions
    Competency 1: Reflects on nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.ethical questions

    Key Features

    • Grasps a situation from an ethical point of view

    • Examines several cultural, moral, religious, scientific or social references

    • Evaluates possible options or actions


    Morals and ethics
    Morals and Ethics nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • Values

      • is a concept that describes the beliefs of an individual or culture

    • Morals

      • of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior

      • expressing or teaching a conception of right behavior (Aesop’s Fables)

        • decision based on a norm

    • Ethics

      • a major branch of philosophy; the study of values and customs of a person or group

      • the discipline dealing with what is good or bad and with moral duty and obligation


    Ethics
    Ethics nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • …critically reflecting on the meaning of conduct and on the values and norms that the members of a given society or group adopt in order to guide or regulate their conduct.


    Competency 1 ethical questions elementary themes
    Competency 1 (ethical questions) nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.Elementary themes

    Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3

    • The needs of humans and other living beings

    • Requirements associated with interdependence: humans and other living beings

    • Interpersonal relations in groups

    • Requirements of belonging to a group

    • Individuals as members of society

    • Requirements of life in society


    Competency 1 ethical questions secondary themes
    Competency 1 (ethical questions) nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.Secondary themes

    Cycle 1 Cycle 2

    • Freedom

    • Autonomy

    • Social Order

    • Tolerance

    • The future of humanity

    • Justice

    • The ambivalence of human beings


    Competency 2 demonstrates an understanding of the phenomenon of religion
    Competency 2: Demonstrates an understanding of the nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.phenomenon of religion

    Key Features

    • Explores forms of religious expression

    • Makes connections between forms of religious expression and the social and cultural environment

    • Considers various ways of thinking, being and acting


    Think pair share1
    Think, pair, share nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • What are some examples of the phenomenon of religion?

    INSERT IMAGE


    Competency 2 phenomenon of religion elementary themes
    Competency 2 ( nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.phenomenon of religion)Elementary themes

    Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3

    • Religious practices in the community

    • Forms of religious expression in the young persons environment

    • Religions in society and the world

    • Religious values and norms

    • Family celebrations

    • Stories that have touched people


    Competency 2 phenomenon of religion secondary themes
    Competency 2 ( nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.phenomenon of religion) Secondary themes

    Cycle 1 Cycle 2

    • Quebec’s religious heritage

    • Key elements of religious tradition

    • Representations of the divine and of mythical and supernatural beings

    • Religions down through time

    • Existential questions

    • Religious experience

    • Religious references in art and culture


    Competency 3 engages in dialogue
    Competency 3: Engages in nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.dialogue

    Key Features

    • Organizes his/her thinking

    • Interacts with others

    • Develops a point of view


    Think pair share2
    Think, pair, share nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • How do you nurture dialogue in your classroom?

    INSERT IMAGE


    INTERVIEW nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    CONVERSATION

    NARRATION

    DISCUSSION

    DELIBERATION

    DEBATE


    Competency 3 dialogue
    Competency 3 ( nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.dialogue)

    Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3

    Conversation

    Discussion

    Narration

    Deliberation

    • Conversation

    • Discussion

    • Narration

    • Deliberation

    • Interview

    • Conversation

    • Discussion

    • Narration

    • Deliberation

    • Interview

    • Debate


    Dialogue secondary
    Dialogue - Secondary nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    Cycle 1 Cycle 2

    • Conversation

    • Discussion

    • Narration

    • Deliberation

    • Interview

    • Debate

    • Panel

    • Conversation

    • Discussion

    • Narration

    • Deliberation

    • Interview

    • Debate

    • Panel


    Means nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves. for developing a point of view


    Means for examining a point of view
    Means nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves. for examining a point of view


    I cannot be me without you nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    and we cannot be us without them,

    and together we have a future

    Philip Carter


    Activity1

    ACTIVITY nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    A Choice for K’aila…a closer look


    Erc competencies1
    ERC Competencies nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    RECOGNITION OF OTHERS

    Reflects on ethicalquestions

    Demonstrates an understanding

    of the phenomenon of religion

    Engages in dialogue

    PURSUIT OF THE COMMON GOOD


    What it is nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    Reflection on the meaning and aim of the values and norms that guide our action

    Reflection on issues concerning our community life in order to find a solution

    Enable students to become more capable of backing up their ideas, and points of view

    Give meaning to one’s decisions, actions and relationship to the world

    What it isn’t

    Isolated moral lessons

    An application of rules without reflection

    Just a course in problem solving

    Ethics – critically reflecting on the meaning of conduct and on the values and norms that the members of a given society or group adopt in order to guide or regulate their conduct.


    What it is nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    Understanding of meaning and scope of diverse religions expressions (rites, texts, sacred objects, etc.) here and in the world

    Fosters the recognition of diversity

    Respects Québec’s religious heritage and respects current contributors to our society

    What it isn’t

    Analysis of questions through a single religious tradition

    A course in religion

    A course in the history of religion

    Confessional instruction

    Religious Culture - the elements of a religion including sacred texts, beliefs, teachings, rituals, rules, places of worship, works of art, etc.


    Dialogue a reciprocal conversation between two or more entities wikipedia

    What it is nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    Taking into account two interactive dimensions: self-reflection & interpersonal exchange

    A rigorous approach to analyze ethics and religious culture with respect to community life

    What it isn’t

    Yackfest

    Unbridled improvisation

    An automatic acceptance that all opinions are of equal value

    Dialogue - a reciprocal conversation between two or more entities. (Wikipedia)


    Broad areas of learning
    Broad Areas of Learning nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • Health and Well Being

      • Choices on living habits have consequences on self and others

    • Career Planning and Entrepreneurship

      • General nature of activities lead to an awareness of preferences, interests and aptitudes

      • Roles and responsibilities of group members

    • Environmental Awareness & Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

      • Interdependence between people and other living beings


    Broad areas of learning1
    Broad Areas of Learning nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • Media Literacy

      • Situations that touch on the media – messages presented, how subjects are handled, etc.

      • Presenting ideas, opinions, convictions using appropriate media

    • Citizenship and Community Life

      • Developing the skills to make informed decisions and dialogue


    Cross curricular competencies
    Cross-Curricular Competencies nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • Intellectual (use information, to solve problems)

      • What are the jobs in the family? What are the jobs in the class?

    • Methodological (use ICT)

      • Make a class-picture book (digital)

      • Make a class job list

    • Personal and Social (construct his or her identity)

      • How do you help at home? How do you help in the class?

    • Communication-Related

      • Sharing roles between classmates

      • Looking at other cultures


    The role of the teacher
    The Role of the Teacher nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • Accompany and guide students in their reflections on ethical questions, in understanding the phenomenon of religion and engaging in dialogue

    • Cultural broker or mediator – build bridges between the past, present and future

    • Maintain a critical distance regarding own world views


    The role of the teacher1
    The Role of the Teacher nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • Show professional judgment imbued with objectivity and impartiality – and in order to help students develop their point of view, abstain from sharing theirs

    • Promote an environment that allows learning in meaningful contexts, promote student questioning and dialogue

    • Attend to differentiated instruction to support students with special needs


    Esd recommendations
    ESD Recommendations nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • Remember that for the first years this will be new to all students.

    • Keep the competency manifestations and the themes at the forefront of your planning

    • Many students may not know how to dialogue – opportunity for differentiation

    • Encourage varied resources

    • Give yourself, and the program a chance


    Questions for you
    Questions for you - nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • How does this program contribute to the development of young people in a pluralistic society?

    • How does this program contribute to our democratic society?

    • Does this program equally respect the majority and minority?


    Questions
    Questions? nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • Geoffrey Hipps - Consultant: [email protected]

    • Dawn Uniat – Consultant:

      [email protected]

    • Lys Chisholm – Laurentian

    • Johanne Ethier – Hillcrest

    • Teresa Oppedisano – PETES

    • Rhonda Gibson – LTM

    • Lise Speeckaert - Mountainview


    Resources for professional development
    Resources for professional development nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • http://www.ecr.qc.ca/

    • http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/curriculum/personal_dev/erc/

    • Religious Literacy by Stephan Prothero, published by HarperCollins

    • Débat : Éthique, culture religieuse, dialogue by Georges Leroux


    Web resources religion
    Web Resources - Religion nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/religion.

    • http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/Religion.htmlhttp://library.thinkquest.org/28505/

    • http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/teachers/plans.html#1

    • http://annettelamb.com/42explore/religion.htm

    • http://www.barefootsworld.net/religion.html

    • http://www.uri.org/kids/other_conf.htm


    Web resources ethics
    Web Resources - Ethics nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/teachers/plans.html#1

    • http://www.pbs.org/endgame/home.php

    • http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/yougottobekidding/index.html

    • http://www.charactercounts.org/howto/teaching-tools.htm

    • http://www.42explore2.com/character.htm

    • http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Environ/Enviroethics.htm

    • http://www.teachingstories.org/

    • http://www.heartwoodethics.org/

    • http://www.josephsoninstitute.org/MED/MED-intro+toc.htm

    • http://www.ethics.org.au/


    Web resources dialogue
    Web Resources - Dialogue nation, humanity as a whole is to form persons or, rather, to create the conditions that enable persons to make themselves.

    • http://www.goodcharacter.com/Article_3.html

    • http://www.goodcharacter.com/dilemma/dilemma.html

    • http://www.ullerymanagement.com/art_of_dialogue.htm

    • http://209.85.207.104/search?q=cache:oJg9AM_jPAcJ:www.learninggroup.org/jun06dialoguecircles.doc+dialogue+circles&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4


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