Two days on ‘The Island’

Sue Phillips once again visited Edge Hill to show us how to teach RE using the ‘Theatre of Learning’ pedagogy which she has developed.  This year Sue was able to send two days with us, spending a day with PGCE students and a day with final year Undergraduates.

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Both days followed a similar format, beginning with students spending time being introduced to ‘The Island’ the groundbreaking introduction to religious education invented by Sue and used by many schools throughout the country.  This was followed by an investigation of how religion-neutral exercised can provide a meaningful way into deep religious understanding for many students.

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Sue was able to show how each of the major world faiths can be taught using this methodology, ensuring concepts are understood by pupils. The students were hugely impressed with all they saw and experienced:

“It was one of the best sessions we have had at Edge Hill” – Matt

“A fantastic Experience” – Rachel