Many curricular expectations in Newfoundland and Labrador Religious Education courses relate to media and digital literacy. The following excerpts from Ethics and Philosophy 2101 (2010) detail how media and digital literacy have been integrated into the curriculum:
Through discussion and study of various issues confronting society, students will be in a better position to develop a value system and adopt moral standards that give them principles by which to live… Adolescent learners at the high school level are complex and sophisticated.
These young adults approach their world of diversity and complexity with both enthusiasm and trepidation. They encounter clashes of values, personal conflicts and social pressures in developing their sense of social justice, fairness and recognition of diversity. The adolescent learner has built a framework which includes tolerance and respect; in senior high, students will seek out questions and answers which incorporate more sophisticated ethical and moral reflection.
On the left menu you will find outcome charts containing media-related learning outcomes from the Religious Education curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site. As many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.