Global Aims of SOR SOR helps students to: <ul><li>Understand and appreciate the purpose, meaning and significance of religion in the lives of individuals and the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate patterns of belief, religious traditions and the ways in which these contribute to shaping and interpreting people’s lives and experiences. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Respect and appreciate the beliefs, attitudes and values of others while retaining one’s own beliefs and values. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that religions are dynamic and living, not static, with transformative power for their adherents. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Value the study of world religions and the phenomena of religion, and evaluate critically religions and religious traditions. </li></ul>
Activity <ul><li>Why did you choose to do SOR? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your goals for this subject this year? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider if there was anything about your attitude to study in Year 10 that you would like to change in 2009? </li></ul><ul><li>Debate: Is it essential to study religion at school? </li></ul>
For discussion! <ul><li>Qld Shopkeepers and Muslim women </li></ul><ul><li>Modernising of Religion </li></ul>
Course Information <ul><li>A brand new course this year for Year 11! Year 12 will begin the new course in 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>SOR does cover the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Brisbane with regards to elements of the Catholic/Christian faith which should be covered at Years 11 and 12 in all Catholic schools. </li></ul><ul><li>SOR is a subject that counts towards your OP score and should be approached conscientiously. Most of the students who achieved very high results in their OP scores in 2008 did SOR. You will be working as hard or even harder in SOR than in your other subjects. </li></ul>
<ul><li>You will be assessed on 3 criteria: knowledge and understanding, evaluative processes and research and communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Core components of the course include Australian religious perspectives, world religions and the nature and significance of religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Topics Brigidine College is studying in Year 11 are Indigenous Spiritualities (Terms 1 and 2) and Sacred Texts (Terms 3 and 4) </li></ul>
Assessment this term: <ul><li>Response to stimulus materials: short written responses under exam conditions. Thursday 26/3 </li></ul><ul><li>Begin research for multimodal presentation on an Indigenous artist and his/her spirituality. Start thinking/collecting/preparing this during Easter break </li></ul>
Term 2 Assessment <ul><li>Multimodal presentation based on ethnographic investigation (you will be posing research questions, gathering research material and any relevant documents in order to answer your questions– you will be “closely observing a religious phenomenon”) 5-7 mins. Draft due: 8 May. Final copy due: 15 May </li></ul><ul><li>Research essay 1000-1200 words. Draft due: 2 June. Final copy due 10 June. </li></ul>
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