In a layman’s understanding ‘Religious Education’ is the term given to education concerned with religion. It may refer to education provided by a church or religious organization, for instruction in doctrine and faith, or for education in various aspects of religion, but without explicitly religious or moral aims, e.g. in a school or college. The term is often known as religious studies.
Methods Of Teaching Religious Education In Primary Schools
(1) Inquiry Method: Students under this method are to find out answer and draw conclusion. e.g. Children will be made to discover the work of creation like animals, plant and planet. For this, they will conclude that the supervisor being created this thing. This method help student to think carefully about the ideas, problems and issues under consideration.
(2) Oral Question and Answer: This method is the oldest discovery method. The teacher ask pupils series of question designing to bring to thought to force them to think deeply about some issues, believe or problems. The methods helps to elucidate answer to issues at hands. Motivation here is natural as it comes from the necessity to answer challenge question and the pupils and developed their own idea as the result for questioning.
(3) Role Play Method: This involves making pupils or students play the part of a character the teacher is putting them. They put themselves in the shoes by acting play. They attempt to make the situation clearly and stick to the memory. It developed citizenship skills by showing successful and unsuccessful method one can use to solve any life facing method.
(4) Discussion Method: This is a situation whereby a question or issues is thrown often in the class and pupils or student are asking to make contribution. This is very useful as its developed communication skills among the pupils or student. It encourages constructive logical thinking and makes student aware of contrary view points. Self confident and self radiant is developed among the participatory student and its helps to involves them in our own learning.