Just what is religious education in the Catholic tradition supposed to accomplish? If it's all about the faith of the student, then how can any teacher assign a grade? If it is only a matter of the content of religion, how can a teacher authentically connect the learning to students' lives?
Can a religious educator identify different levels of achievement and identify what it is the student needs to learn?
In the first published work to combine the groundbreaking work of Robert Marzano, educational expert, with the most recent expression of the Catholic tradition of education by Church authority, Ryan LeBlanc shows how religious educators can use the best model available to frame the knowledge of their discipline.
Educators, administrators and directors of education will learn: - what the Church understands to be the mission of religious education in the Catholic school - what the latest research and educational models say about cognitive, metacognitive and self-system knowledge - how to formulate learning outcomes that clearly define the understandings and skills of religious education, while also accounting for the personal encounter at the heart of faith - a framework for integrating the religious education program into the Catholic school