CURRICULUM FOR KNOWLEDGE OF CHRISTIANITY, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE AND ETHICS (RLE1-02)

Competence aims after year level 7

Christianity

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • explain the structure of the Bible, find their way through biblical texts and reflect on the relationship between the Bible, language and culture
  • give an account of central stories from the Old Testament from the history of the patriarchs to the prophets
  • give an account of central stories from the New Testament from Jesus to the prophets
  • tell about central events and persons from the history of Christianity, from the earliest congregations to the Reformation
  • tell about central events and persons in the history of Christianity in Norway up to the Reformation
  • describe the main features of pre-Christian Sami beliefs, and the subsequent transition to Christianity
  • talk about Christianity and the Christian way of viewing life and ethics with an emphasis on their idea of god, their view of humanity, current ethical challenges and selected Christian texts
  • talk about the content of the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, the Apostolic Faith and some songs and Psalms
  • explain the Christian manner of measuring historic time and the events of the Christian church year, and describe Christian holidays, festivals and central rituals
  • give an account of religious communities that are represented in their local community and district
  • describe church edifices and other Christian places of worship, reflect on their significance and use, and use digital tools to search for information and make presentations about this
  • present different forms of expression from art and music related to Christianity

Judaism

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • explain what Tanak, Torah and Talmud are, and talk about important stories from the Jewish faith
  • talk about Judaism, the Jewish way of viewing life and ethics with an emphasis on their idea of god, their view of humanity, creed, current ethical challenges and selected Jewish texts
  • explain the Jewish calendar and manner of calculating historic time, and describe Jewish holidays, festivals and central rituals
  • describe the temple and the synagogue, reflect on their significance and use, and use digital tools to search for information and make presentations about this
  • present different forms of expression from art and music related to Judaism

Islam

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • explain what the Koran and Hadith are and talk about central stories from Islamic faith
  • talk about Islam, the Islamic way of viewing life and ethics with an emphasis on their idea of god, their view of humanity, the Articles of Faith, the Five Pillars, current ethical challenges and selected Islamic texts
  • explain the point of departure for the Islamic manner of calculating historic time, and describe Islamic holidays, festivals and central rituals
  • describe the mosque, reflect on its significance and use, and use digital tools to search for information and make presentations about this
  • present different forms of expression from art and music related to Islam

Hinduism

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • talk about central stories from Hinduism
  • talk about Hinduism, the Hindu manner of viewing life and ethics with an emphasis on some of their gods and goddesses, their manner of viewing existence and divinity, of viewing humanity, current ethical challenges and selected texts
  • explain the Hindu calendar of festivals and describe Hindu festivals and central rituals
  • describe the temple, reflect on its significance and use, and use digital tools to search for information and make presentations about this
  • present different forms of expression from art and music related to Hinduism

Buddhism

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • talk about central stories from Buddhist texts
  • talk about Buddhism, the Buddhist manner of viewing life and ethics with an emphasis on Buddha, their view of existence, of viewing humanity, the Teachings, the social order, current ethical challenges and selected texts
  • explain the Buddhist calendar of festivals and describe Buddhist festivals and central rituals
  • describe the temple and monastery, reflect on their significance and use, and use digital tools to search for information and make presentations about this
  • present different forms of expression from art and music related to Buddhism

Philosophies of life

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • talk about what a philosophy of life implies
  • explain what a humanistic philosophy of life is, and talk about the humanistic manner of viewing life and ethics with an emphasis on the understanding of reality, their view of humanity, current ethical challenges and selected texts from the humanistic tradition
  • talk about the history and distinctive characteristics of the Norwegian Humanist Association and humanistic philosophies of life from around the world
  • describe celebrations and central ceremonies from a Norwegian Humanist's point of view
  • present different forms of expression from art and music related to Humanism

Philosophy and ethics

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • explain what philosophy and ethics are
  • tell about Plato and Aristotle, and discuss some of their ideas
  • talk about current philosophical and ethical questions, and discuss challenges related to these themes: poverty and wealth, war and peace, nature and environment and Information & Communication Technologies and society
  • talk about ethics related to different family constellations, the relationship between the sexes, gender identity roles and the relationship between the generations
  • discuss and elaborate on some questions about values that the indigenous Sami people are concerned with in modern times
  • talk about ethnic, religious and ethical minorities in Norway, and reflect on the challenges of multicultural society
  • talk about philosophy, religion and philosophy of life as a basis for ethical thinking, and be able to discuss and elaborate on moral role models from the past and present
  • discuss racism and how anti-racist work can prevent racism
  • explain important parts of the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights, and talk about the significance of this

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