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Capital of culture and cultural capital!

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PGCE trainees explored the Walker Art Gallery during February as part of The LAC module whereby they began to consider how to help children learn from and within a gallery space. They were asked to consider the value of orientation … Continue reading

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Theatre of learning – experiential approaches to RE

Today primary UG year 2 trainees explored ‘the island’ and religious neutral exercises to understand how to relate religion to human experiences. Through taking part in storytelling techniques and reflection in how to use symbolic objects,  Sue Phillips guided the … Continue reading

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RE and secular sacred

The Early Years students explored a selection of toolkit ideas to explore PSED and RE with young children. One was to explore the Jewish Passover plate with children and discuss the exodus/Passover  story. We also linked it to cultural stories … Continue reading

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Cross curricular experiential learning: RE, Music and English

Learning outside the classroom can be a wonderful experience because it allows people to relax and experiment with ideas in an environment that isn’t restrictive for noise or enthusiasm. In fact noise and enthusiasm is positively encouraged. The part time … Continue reading

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Trainee teachers explored the Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals of Liverpool this week and used the technique of ‘transform and reduce’ to begin to see how the sacred spaces  are used. It is better to use interactive, discursive group work … Continue reading

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Religion in the woods

Sacred places are usually considered to be physical buildings but many researchers such  as Eliade, Durkheim and Lynch feel that a place can be scared because of the meaning you attach to it either individually or collectively through a social situation. … Continue reading

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What is a religiously educated person?

Undergraduate RE specialists were asked to consider what they thought the characteristics of being religiously educated were. Is a religiously educated person someone who has knowledge, understanding, respect, inter- personal and intra-personal intelligence, spirituality or something else? The trainees presented … Continue reading

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Experiential approaches to religious education

The RE team have always tried to teach using interesting and innovative approaches in higher education and this year we have explored the concept of experiential learning. Taking part time, full time and PGCE trainees to ruff woods, the world … Continue reading

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