AISNSW Studies of Religion Conference
Looking to the Future - Religious Expression in a Changing World
Religious Education has never been more relevant, engaging or challenging as religion and religious issues are in the news every day.
The most recent Bureau of Statistics Census data reveals the changing nature of the religious makeup of contemporary Australian society. The Census enables policymakers and educators to reflect on the continuing changes in our social attitudes and belief systems, and the implications for our understanding of who we are and what we believe in as a multicultural and multi-faith nation. We are also often made aware of the need for greater tolerance, understanding and reconciliation in the Australian community.
This year's Studies of Religion Conference will explore these important themes from multiple lenses including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories. The event will also highlight the critical role of the Stage 6 Studies of Religion course in developing the cultural and religious literacy of students by enabling them to deepen their appreciation for Australia's multi-layered spiritual and religious landscape.
This professional learning experience meets the criteria for NESA Accredited PD in the Priority Area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum.