Religious, Moral and Social Education
Religious, Moral and Social Education (RMSE) in St Joseph’s Institution adopts a two-pronged approach to realizing the mission of enabling youth in a Lasallian community to learn how to learn and to learn how to live; empowering them to become men of integrity and men for others.
The Human Development component of RMSE has been designed to develop our students to become ‘Men of Integrity’ while the Community Education component has been designed to develop our students to become ‘Men for Others’; this is so that communities of faith can be formed to seek effective ways to serve the last, the lost and the least, thereby promoting a just society.
RMSE gives the SJI boy the opportunity to seek meaning and purpose to become fully human and become hope for others when he puts his trust in God. He also participates in the integral development of himself and of others. Through the Human Development component, the SJI boy develops the competency of Self-Awareness for Self-Management toward Responsible Decision-Making through the process of the 3 levels of Psychic Life, Moral Reasoning and Decision-Making, using the Reflective Response Tool.
The Community Education component provides the SJI boy with the opportunity to go beyond the self and reach out to others. He strives to go beyond doing charity to doing justice by striving to seek effective ways to strengthen the service to the last, the lost and the least by also educating others about justice. He learns also to be a responsible global citizen by eradicating the causes of injustices. He also builds a community of equality and fraternity. Through the Community Education component, the SJI boy develops Social Awareness for Relational Management towards Responsible Decision-Making by developing inter-personal skills and participating in class-based reflections and inter-faith dialogue.
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