Abstract: The paper in question presents the pilot application of the teaching method C.L.I.L. (Content and Language Integrated learning) in the subjects of Religious Education and English Language in an Experimental High School. The C.L.I.L. method is a widespread practice among the educational systems of Europe and refers to situations in which the individuals are taught subjects through a foreign language with a double aim: content and foreign language learning (though the C.L.I.L. method is not synonymous with foreign language learning). A basic element of this activity has been the cooperation (team teaching) of two teachers of different subjects: Religious Education and English Language. The basic goal of the practice in question was to correlate the empirical data for the possibility of a teaching approach using the C.L.I.L. method with the arousal of the students’ interest and the improvement of knowledge learning as well of the acquisition of skills, since the students often find it difficult to grasp abstract notions on a theoretical level. For the evaluation of the practice, the teachers have used the observation method through the observation sheets. The main conclusion can be epitomized in the positive reception of the particular method, the active involvement of the students in the learning process and the improvement of their grasp of religious notions and reading and listening comprehension in the English language.
Keywords: c.l.i.l., religious education, english language, strengthening, interdisciplinary approach
Cite this article: Xanthi Albanaki, Kyriaki Vassilou. TEACHING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION THROUGH THE CLIL METHOD: A TOOL OF INTER-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH AND OF EMPOWERMENT OF COGNITIVE SKILLS. Journal of International Scientific Publications: Educational Alternatives 16, 62-68 (2018). https://www.scientific-publications.net/en/article/1001785/