In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test your knowledge and gain confidence.
So whether you are a student or you simply want to widen your knowledge, you will find this seven-day course a very memorable introduction.
Sunday: Consider what Buddhism is and why it matters
Monday: Learn who the Buddha was and how he lived
Tuesday: Examine the Buddha's teaching on a wide range of issues
Wednesday: Discover the Buddhist scriptures and learn how they are interpreted today.
Thursday: Explore meditation and Buddhist devotional practices.
Friday: Engage with the ethics of Buddhism, and how Buddhists respond to moral issues
Saturday: Clarify procedures for disciplinary interviews
Written by two highly experienced leading practitioners of RE, Does Religious Education have a Future? argues for a radical reform of the subject based on principles of pedagogy set free from religious concerns. It challenges teachers, researchers and educators to rethink their approaches to, and assumptions about, religious education, and enables them to see their work in a larger context that includes pedagogical ideas and political forces.
The book offers readers fresh, provocative and expertly informed critical perspectives on:
the global context of RE, debates about religion in public places, religion’s response to modernity, violent extremism, science and secularism;
the evolving educational rationale for RE in schools;
the legal arrangements for RE and their impact on the teaching of the subject;
the pedagogy of teaching approaches in RE and their effect on standards and perceptions of the subject;
the educational commitment of faith/belief communities, and how this influences the performance of RE.
Does Religious Education have a Future? proposes a new attitude to the subject of religious education, and a new configuration of both its role and content. This book is essential reading for academics, advisers and policy makers, as well as teachers of RE at primary and secondary levels and trainee and newly qualified teachers.
The chapters include examinations of:religious education and the curriculum an interdisciplinary approach to religious education the significance of pedagogy and learners’ development planning, progression, assessment and delivery specific case studies and examples of good practice in schools theoretical grounding and the future of RE the effects of globalisation, post-modernity and multiculturalism.
Providing a basis for developing thinking about Religious Education, its place in the curriculum and how it can be delivered effectively in schools, this book is essential reading for tutors, students and teachers.
The book outlines this new conceptual approach to Religious Education and is based upon the Living Difference syllabus successfully implemented in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Westminster. It demonstrates how to implement the requirements of the new QCDA curriculum and Ofsted criteria for effective RE and is rapidly gaining both national and international support. Through this approach, Religious Education is discussed within the larger context of primary education in the contemporary world. This book will help you to teach RE in a creative way in the primary classroom by providing:
historical commentaries an overview of existing approaches case studies based upon developments in religious literacy connections to initiatives such as Every Child Matters and cross-curricular links to other areas of the curriculum, including PSHE.
With an all-encompassing global context, this book provides tutors, students and practicing teachers with a firm basis for developing their thinking about the subject of RE, how it is placed in the primary curriculum and how it may be successfully implemented in schools.
* the role of Religious Education in the curriculum
* the role of spirituality in children's lives
* better teaching practice, giving practical examples.