In preparation for teaching the new GCSE course, I am having to extensively improve my understanding of Islam. I have taught Islam for many years now, but I admit that I don’t have a coherent understanding of this fascinating religion. … Continue reading Things I am learning about Islam
This is a written version of my remarks made in response to Dilwyn Hunt’s keynote on assessment and progression. It isn’t a transcript and though it will cover the same points, it will almost certainly be different from the recorded … Continue reading #EnergisingRE – Assessment and Progression
In my previous blog I started to explain some of the decisions I was making as a result of the new GCSE Religious Studies courses that are coming our way. Here I would like to add a little more about … Continue reading Further on down the road
The advent of the new GCSE Religious Studies, and particularly its increased content is something I am looking forward to teaching, and as a Subject Leader, I have a number of decisions to make about the introduction of this course. … Continue reading The road ahead . . .
Does a faith school RE education result in greater religious literacy? Andy Lewis posed this question in his blog recently and it reminded me of something else Stephen Prothero said in his book ‘Religious Literacy’ (see my previous blog for … Continue reading What is religious literacy? Part 2
What is religious literacy? As with many things, when I first heard of ‘religious literacy’, I was confident I knew what it meant only to realise around 2 hours later, I wasn’t particularly clear about what it meant. And so, … Continue reading What is religious literacy?
Following the lead of a Talking Donkey, comes a myopic tortoise. It is no exaggeration that the best CPD I have ever received has come via Twitter and the reading of blogs. Joe Kirby’s Pragmatic Reform, Daisy Christodoulou’s The Wing … Continue reading In the beginning . . .