The mantras of ‘Doing More with Less’, ‘Depth not Breadth’ and ‘Making RE more challenging’ are welcome.
There has been a rush towards implementing these ideas in the design of the RE curriculum. Two recent blogs made useful contributions to the debate and we can see the influence of the E.D. Hirsch’s ‘knowledge-based’ curriculum at work.
The forthcoming publication of materials on the teaching of Christianity reflects some of this drive to focus in more depth on less.