Reflective Areas

Posted on January 08, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
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The site says: "Children are introduced to many new ideas during their time at schools so it's important to give them time to consider and reflect on these. They need opportunities to make sense of what they hear and see at their own level of understanding. This is especially true for religious education where language and concepts can be particularly abstract or challenging. While we teach them as awareness of a range of different beliefs and encourage tolerance of them, children need to explore and become comfortable with what they believe."

The one page site goes on to give some ideas about how to set up your own reflective area. Aside from an ongoing project in a classroom, it might also be useful as part of an RE day.