The IERS Project’s Digital Modules are educational tools meant to offer:
- An introduction to the study of religions, its methodologies and disciplines.
- An articulated overview of different religious traditions. Traditions that concur in building the cultural heritage of Europe ( Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodox, Judaism, Islam) but also tradition belonging to the East and Far East (Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism).
- A focus on premodern, modern and contemporary issues linked to religions, touching social, ethical and human rights themes.
The main targets of the Digital Modules are upper-intermediate school teachers of Humanities and Social Sciences ( History, Philosophy, Sociology, Arts, Literature and, of course, Religion).
A Digital Module is a ICT Application to be used in class by teachers in order to hold one or more classes on a certain topic.
Every Digital Module is made up of 3 to 12 sections, each with a specific sub-topic. Each section has two visualization. One for the student and one for the teacher.
Student’s visualization features:
- Different resources (texts, images, audio, videos) each with a brief presentation.
- Suggestions for the work in class ( brainstorming questions, questions to guide the teacher’s exposition of that section’s sub-topic, source-related activities and so on).
Teacher’s visualization, on the other hand, provides all the information pertaining to that section’s sub topic and to the analysis of the featured resources.
Moreover, teacher’s visualization features also a brief introduction to the Digital Module as a whole, a summary of contents and suggestion of didactical objectives.