Learners explore the differences between, and the uses for, signs and symbols used and cognitive skills are developed through asking questions and sourcing answers through research. Learners research the symbolism used by the six main world religions and produce a presentation or display of the information that they have gathered about how this information/knowledge is useful in developing knowledge and understanding of different beliefs and cultures found in society. The project could easily be adapted to explore various symbols found in just one religious tradition.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced: values and beliefs of religious traditions represented by symbols used by religious traditions 
• Developed employability skills: sourcing, analysing and presenting 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by following instructions and responding appropriately 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions by identifying and obtaining only relevant information

Relevance to curriculum

• Demonstrates enterprising learning and teaching approaches by encouraging independent learning and developing research skills 
• Promotes the purposes of the four capacities for Curriculum for Excellence

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