Church schools are so popular that they are oversubscribed. Parents appreciate them both for their moral ethos and their better-than average exam results. This book advocates an approach to faith-based education which should ensure both pastoral and academic success.
A manifesto for a new model of religious education (RE) in the UK national curriculum. It sets the context of the current religious climate and need for reform in RE, and gives suggestions for the future development of the topic in schools.
Eric James left school in Dagenham, Essex, at fourteen, when the Second World War broke out, and worked for seven years at a riverside wharf on the Thames where the Globe Theatre now stands. This is an autobiographical book by one of Continuum's bestselling authors, presenting the self-portrait of a wise and much-loved pastor.
Positive spiritual development is an obligation on all schools and this book documents how ten leading Christian-ethos secondary schools have developed programmes to ensure the spiritual development of their students.
Experienced practitioners, theologians and academics reflect on the Christian voice as it engages in education today. At a time of national uncertainty for RE, questions about faith-based schools and the place of religious belief in the public arena, this volume offers a creative exploration of the future for Christian engagement in education.
Discusses how to incorporate a wide range of religions in the classroom, considers how these can be explored in exciting and imaginative ways and helps readers to clarify their thinking on the subject.
The role of Religious Education (RE) in secondary schools is the subject of national and international debate. This book examines the debates surrounding RE and offers a fresh approach to teaching the subject that is non-faith based and focused on conceptual enquiry and the development of a clear pedagogy.
Provides support for RE co-ordinators who are trying to get religious education properly etablished in their primary schools. The text focuses upon issues of planning, implementing and resourcing and aims to be a user- friendly guide.
Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR is a brand new course developed by renowned authors Libby Ahluwalia and Robert Bowie for the 2016 OCR specification. This textbook supports a deep engagement with philosophy, ethics and the study of Christianity using language and an approach accessible to all students.
Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR is a brand new course developed by renowned authors Libby Ahluwalia and Robert Bowie for the 2016 OCR specification. This textbook has been endorsed by OCR and supports a deep engagement with philosophy, ethics and the study of Christianity using an approach accessible to all students.
Part of "The Effective Teacher Series", this text considers the place of religious education in schools. Amongst the questions raised are: why have RE in schools; can it be relevant to today's pupils; how should world religions be taught; and what is the place of Christianity?
A guide for primary teachers covering the teaching of Religious Education at the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. This book maps out and considers the implications for teachers, of changes that have taken place over the years, the legal framework, the broadening understanding of the notion of religion, and more.
Textbook Gods offers perspectives on representations of religion and religions in textbooks. The contributions emerge from different contexts, ranging from European countries, to North America, Japan and Australia.
This book engages with complex themes that link the role of education to identity and values. It challenges the current approaches to Islam and offers a new perspective for teachers and schools who are committed to developing an open and critical environment for learning.
Part of the "Continuum One Hundreds" series, this work offers teachers a range of inspirational ideas on teaching religious education in the classroom. It contains 100 ideas on teaching religious education in the classroom. The ideas range from activities for use in the classroom to helping children understand and appreciate different religions.
Offering RE teachers with advice on effective lesson planning, teaching strategies and effective assessment, this handbook provides advice on: imaginative ideas for teaching RE across the age ranges; developing students investigative, researching and evaluating skills; and, preparing students for coursework and exams.
This title provides teachers with all of the historical, religious and cultural information, as well as the background knowledge necessary to teach Primary Religious Education. All aspects of the six major world religions are covered: * Buddhism * Christianity * Hinduism * Islam * Judaism * Sikhism
Explores the important ideas, policies and practices in religious and moral education. This book offers comprehensive coverage of the main issues and provides: explanation of the theoretical, policy and research developments; suggested classroom strategies for teaching and learning; and, further study including web links.
Does religious education have a future in English schools? What is it for, what does it aim to do and why do some religious and secular people feel passionately about the survival of RE? This book argues for a radical reform of the subject based on principles of pedagogy set free from religious concerns.
This is the account of a qualitative research project investigating the experiences of teachers in English church schools implementing the new pedagogical approach What If Learning. The findings of the project are significant for all those involved in church school education and point towards new ways of thinking about Christian faith and learning.
This book explores what the role of religion should be in the education process of a modern, secular society, investigating a recently established network of small independent Christian schools in the UK. The research is based on an extensive survey of the attitudes and beliefs of the teenage pupils attending these schools.
Based on a discussion of the theory and methodology in the academic study of religions and in education, this book analyses and evaluates models of integrative religious education in Europe, with a focus on England and Sweden.