What is Utilitarianism? Utilitarianism is an ethical theory by which actions are judged according to their anticipated results. This makes it a consequentialist theory – as it looks at the consequences of actions to determine their morality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvmz5E75ZIA The Three Types of Utilitarianism Act Utilitarianism Theory is applied to the results of individual actions Rule … Continue reading What is Utilitarianism?
Our S2 class have been looking at different religious groups in Scotland according to the census. They have been given a task to complete some research on a religious group from the 2011 Census. Use this guide to help you with your research. You should describe the groups main beliefs, practices, if they have a … Continue reading Religious and Non Religious Groups in Scotland
Ever since I was in teacher training and first learned about CfE and how numeracy would be a responsibility for all alongside Literacy and Health and Wellbeing. I thought Literacy and H&W they will be easy to meet in an RMPS classroom, I do that every day. But how on earth am I going to meaningfully … Continue reading Celebrating Numeracy/ Maths Week in RME.
Previously we have covered the different types of Revelation and how that can impact on an individuals morality. This lesson we will be looking at how tradition and practices in a religion can impact on an individual. Christian Tradition - History Practices in the earlier church have over time established themselves as tradition. Sometimes a … Continue reading Revelation Through Tradition in Christianity and Islam
Summer Holiday Recommended Reading/ Viewing/ Listening If you find yourself at a loose end this Summer Holidays why not further your learning in RMPS. Here's a list of recommended videos, podcasts or books. YouTube RMPS Resources https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMC4DroLIKaBvyiy5Dc6Qg This channel has lots of links to clips and documentaries. Netflix The Story of God with Morgan Freeman … Continue reading Summer Holiday Recommended Reading
What is the HFEA? HFEA is responsible for regulating the use of pre-embryos and embryos. The authority is made up of elected members including a wide range of faiths, professionals, politicians and doctors and scientists. However, doctors and scientists already using embryos or involved in embryo research may not be part of the group. The … Continue reading The HFEA – Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
We have already covered that God can communicate with Christians in many ways, both through General and Special Revelation. Similarly, Muslims believe that Allah has communicated with them in different ways about how he wants Muslims to act. Some of these ways include : Directly (special revelation) - this could be a voice, vision or it … Continue reading Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy
I have been following #feedbacknotmarking for a while and today I have embraced it. When marking a whole class set of Homework I made a template and have been combining the feedback sheet with coloured highlighters meaning different things – e.g. Green means good point, yellow means further explanation required, blue means add in an example and red is this is not required or repetition.
Will update on how it goes.
I think we all know by now that I actually love providing feedback in all shapes and forms. Over the past 3 years I’ve tried a large variety of methods to find what works best. Some methods are my go to approaches, a few I come back to now and then, others I’ve tried the once and binned.
I thought I’d share my top 5 feedback approaches that have become my #feedbackNOTmarking toolkit.
ACE Peer Assessment or the more recent take on it SpACE Peer Assessment.
This technique I use frequently with my classes. Often when students are working on an extended piece of writing or a prolonged task I will get them to stop where they are (usually about half way into the task) and get them to ACE their peers work. Students will peer assess in purple pen using the coding system and write comments/questions at the end or…
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What is Revelation? The word revelation comes from the Latin 'revelere' which means to unveil. Basically, it is the communication of things which are unknown by reason alone to mankind. This means we cannot know fully about things that are beyond our human understanding - such as things like the afterlife, the soul or God's … Continue reading General and Special Revelation – Types of Revelation, Strengths and Weaknesses.
The Five Precepts are a guide from Buddhists to live ethically and morally. It is up to the individual Buddhist to decide how to follow them and apply them to their lives. If they live in a Monastic Community they may have to follow the Five Precepts more strictly. You can read more about the … Continue reading The First Precept – To Abstain from Harming Living Things