The LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion) team and the Faculty of Education have been awarded more than £1.5 million to establish how the education system in England can open its classrooms to Big Questions, and equip young people with the 'knowledge about knowledge' they need to formulate and examine their own enquiries.
A recent event at Christ Church highlighted Big Questions in action. More than 400 school children, trainee teachers and teachers took on puzzles like:
- Can a robot have a sense of curiosity?
- Why do the universe and life exist?
- Can genetic engineering make better people?
The event was covered by the BBC - View the news clip
Eight Higher Education institutions, led by Canterbury Christ Church University, are working together to progress the research. The findings will be used to help create a curriculum framework for primary and secondary schools, designed to enable young people to think more deeply and critically about Big Questions and the nature of knowledge across a wide range of subjects.