Learning through observations: the potential of Collective Worship in primary schools

Mogra, Imran (2016) Learning through observations: the potential of Collective Worship in primary schools. Pastoral Care in EducationAn International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 35 (1). pp. 3-12.

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Abstract

This article reports the learning achieved by a group of trainee teachers about acts of collective worship organised in English primary schools. Using data gathered from non-participant observation questionnaires, it describes, from the viewpoint of observers, three main findings related to children and their learning, the position of CW in primary schools and their own learning about it. The findings reveal that children learn, among other things, values, dispositions, morals and issues connected to their self-esteem, reflection, prayer and spirituality. Participants consider these to be attempts to empower children to be active in out-of-school contexts. The data suggest that these trainees think that collective worship has a place in primary schools as it holds many benefits for the children, school and wider community. In terms of their own learning, the data shows that they learnt about the purpose and value of collective worship, their professionalism and the practice within their respective schools.

Item Type: Article
Dates:
DateEvent
26 December 2016Published Online
28 November 2016Accepted
16 October 2016Submitted
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-02 - teacher training
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Education and Social Work
Depositing User: Imran Mogra
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 09:03
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:55
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8411

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