Developing Essential Values through Traditional Tales: Voices of Malawian Primary School Teachers

Mogra, Imran (2021) Developing Essential Values through Traditional Tales: Voices of Malawian Primary School Teachers. In: Bloomsbury Handbook of Religious Education in the Global South. Bloomsbury. (In Press)

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Abstract

Stories are intrinsically linked with religious traditions and moral education. Most, if not all, scriptures among the major religious traditions contain stories of faith, virtues, and morals and all religious figures like Buddha, Guru Nanak, Jesus, Moses and Muhammad used them for a range of purposes. In the field of education, the versatility of stories, both religious and cultural, is almost universally accepted. This chapter is based on research carried out among twelve primary schools teachers in Nkhotakota, Malawi. The aims included an exploration of their views about Religious and Moral Education (RME), and the significance they attached to traditional stories for RME. In the context of storytelling, the study also gained insights into the nature of their curriculum and the pedagogical approached they applied.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 29 March 2021
Subjects: T500 African studies
V600 Theology and Religious studies
X100 Training Teachers
X300 Academic studies in Education
X900 Others in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Practitioner Education and Professional Practice
Depositing User: Imran Mogra
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2021 09:19
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2021 09:21
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11458

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