1.14 Different types of secularism (part 2) – Secularism around the world
This resource encourages students to learn about and reflect on how eight different countries approach secularism and the relationship between religion, individuals and society. Students compare and contrast these approaches to the UK and to international guarantees of freedom of belief. The stimulus provides background information on the countries along with positive and negative viewpoints.
Politics | Citizenship | Geography | Religion & Belief Education | SMSC
- What different types of secularism are there?
- How do these differences relate to political and historical circumstances?
- Why do people support or oppose secularism?
- Where does secularism come from?
Students should demonstrate they can:
- Compare and contrast a range of approaches to secularism.
- Offer a viewpoint on the positives and negatives of different approaches to secularism, drawing on basic source material.
- Identify how different societies' approaches to secularism impact on religion and the rights of others in that society.
In addition to the basic learning outcomes, students should demonstrate they can:
- Offer a viewpoint on the positives and negatives of different approaches to secularism, drawing on contemporary examples and outside knowledge.
- Extrapolate from the source material how a range of approaches to secularism would impact on social issues involving religion and the rights of others.