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RELIGIOUS/NON-RELIGIOUS: PLANNING BEYOND THE UNHELPFUL BINARY?RELIGIOUS/NON-RELIGIOUS 

Stephen Pett was a Head of RE for 14 years before joining RE Today as a National Adviser. He trains teachers, supports SACREs, and writes and edits curriculum resource publications. He worked with the Understanding...

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INCLUDING FAR-RIGHT EXTREMISM AS A TOPIC IN SECONDARY RE: IS IT ALLOWED?

Fay Lowe is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, and a Head of RE at a secondary school in Rochdale.

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REAL PEOPLE REAL OPINIONS: Real Voices

We asked people questions to get them thinking about their perspectives on values and ethics. You might want to use these personal, real-life reflections in your RE lessons, or perhaps invite pupils to respond to the...

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HOW MIGHT LEARNING ABOUT FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF BE EXPLORED IN A PRIMARY SCHOOL SETTING?

Introduction

In 2022 there was an International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in London. The conference reported on Article 18 from the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human...

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Untranslatable Words:

CAN THEY HELP TO ENGAGE PUPILS IN THEIR LEARNING?

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PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION AND WORLDVIEWS EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS:

ADDRESSING A CHALLENGE FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPERS

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CAUTE INTHE MIDDLE:

THE PECULIAR SITUATION OFRE MIDDLE MANAGERS IN SCHOOLS

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Thinking about substantive knowledge in two primary school contexts 

Knowledge’, ‘research’ and ‘substantive’ are just three of the many ‘Tier 3’ words on the lips of those within the RE/religion and worldviews community currently. Here, two educators, both working in the...

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Promoting epistemic literacy: knowledge and the case for tackling epistemic injustice as an aim for RE 

"Jo Fraser-Pearce is Associate Professor (Teaching) at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, University College London. Jo has ten years’ experience teaching RE in maintained secondary schools in and around...

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What do we really mean by ‘personal knowledge’?

As teachers and researchers, we have explored the development of a religion and worldviews approach in theory and in practice. Here we bring together our shared reflections on the idea of ‘personal knowledge’ and...

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What next for RE? Some thoughts from After Religious Education

"Is RE really so terrible? A ‘tepid version of cultural studies where religion is transformed into a calendar of funny festivals, lighting candles and distinctive headgear … [taught by] teachers from other...

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Spirituality and RE in schools: learning from Living Difference IV

Dr Patricia Hannam and Justine Ball

Patricia Hannam was until November 2022 County Inspector/Adviser for RE, History & Philosophy in Hampshire. She holds an Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of...

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‘Suitcases of Faith’: exploring the potential of a Big RE Day

Helen Jones is an experienced primary RE subject leader and Early Years specialist. She is one of the primary hub leaders for Learn, Teach, Lead North West and, having completed Culham St Gabriel’s leadership...

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The role of RE in mitigating xenophobia: an educational approach

"Chris May is Head of Humanities at Park Community School in Havant, Hampshire."

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Disciplinary approach to RE

An investigation into whether an age-appropriate disciplinary approach to RE enables pupils from reception to Key Stage 4 to make connections and improve their depth of knowledge and understanding

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Teaching about Humanism and non-religiou worldviews

Luke Donnellan is the Director of Understanding Humanism at Humanists UK, where he is responsible for the development of education resources on Humanism and the provision of teacher training to support subject...