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1 Religion, Belief and Values Investigation: Charity
2 Lesson 1: Investigation As part of the Religion, Belief and Values Award you will be expected to research and explain a topic which involves religion or religious belief.
3 Learning AimI can formulate possible questions that could be used for my investigation.I can justify my proposed questions and allow them to be peer-reviewed.
4 Choose your topicYou have spent some time exploring charity – both its practice and the theory behind itYour task is now to link theory and practice in relation to charity in the context of a world religion and/or belief-system.Your topic must allow you to discuss a religious viewpoint.
5 For those undecided… Religion You may selected from Buddhism, Christianity, Islam,Hinduism, Sikhism or Judaism.Depending upon your own knowledge and your understanding of the varieties of religious belief in this school community and in the broader community, you may select a sub-division of one of the religions. For example, you may choose to examine the Salvation Army from the Christian faith.
6 Religion – Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism. You could choose to study a specific religion’s broad approach to charity or a theme which is common across a number of religions.For example:Regular giving across religions (e.g. tithing in Christianity and Zakat in Islam)
7 In groups: CarouselYou are going to discuss and create questions for each area. On each table you will find a sheet of A3 paper with different categories of questionsYour group will have 5 mins at each table. Your group should aim to come up with 3 NEW questions to write on the paper before you move on to the next category.The morality of charityReligions and charityThe philosophy of charityRead the questions that are there first, then add 3 NEW ones.
8 Homework - Make a Decision. During the course of the week, think about the questions you have selected.Narrow your questions down further. Decide on one question from each area that you would be interested in investigating further.Bring these 3 questions withyou next week.
9 Lesson 2 - Starting the Investigation By the end of this period you should…Have chosen the topic and possibly the question you wish to study.Have filled in the Notification of Intent.Understand the parameters of your investigationHave started your research.
10 Before you make a final choice The question you choose has to be one that you feel can analyse, discuss and reflect upon. You must have a view on it – or work towards developing one during your study.It will be useful to understand the parameters of the investigation as set out in the R,B & V Award.
11 Outcome 1Develop knowledge and understanding of a topic involving religion or religious belief by:1.1 Choosing a topic involving religion or religious belief, with minimum support1.2 Explaining the topic, in detailed terms and referring to relevant abstract ideas1.3 Identifying and explaining a religious belief or a religious viewpoint relevant to the chosen topic, in detailed terms and referring to relevant theoretical or abstract ideas1.4 Analysing and explaining relevant source material
12 Outcome 22 Reflect on their faith or values in response to the topic, by:2.1 Explaining how their personal viewpoint on the topic compares with a religious viewpoint or a viewpoint independent of religious belief, in detailed terms and referring to relevant theoretical or abstract ideas2.2 Presenting a conclusion which explains how their study of the topic has influenced their personal faith or values, in detailed terms and referring to relevant theoretical or abstract ideas2.3 Explaining a relevant view which contrasts with their own and explaining why they disagree, in clear terms and with reference to supporting evidence
13 Notification of Intent By the end of this period you must fill in the notification of intent.NAMEInvestigation QuestionTeacher Comment
14 Starting your research 1.2 Explaining the topic, in detailed terms and referring to relevant abstract ideas.In considering this outcome, what questions might you want to ask?
15 What is the difference between describe and explain? When you explain, you don't just write information - you also need to give reasons.Describe = What? When? Who? Where?Explain = What? When? Who? Where? How? and Why?You are to EXPLAIN your topic. So it is not just about what people do in relation to charity – it is about why they do it
16 Starting your research 1.2 Explaining the topic, in detailed terms and referring to relevant abstract ideas.Remember to note down where you get your information from so you can reference itOver to you…
17 Check PointUse the outcome check point to keep track of what you have completed and where you need to go next.At various points in your investigation, you should have a conversation with someone else in your class - to explain where you are with your work and allow them to review what you have done so far