To help support their development as RE academics and written assignments, trainees were treated to a session by Dr Francis Farrell (previous RE Course Leader) unpicking some of the pedagogical theory which underpins Outstanding RE. After some much needed experiential stilling and silent meditation, trainees considered the use of video clips to explore a phenomenological approach before considering ‘Does God play dice with the universe?’ to illustrate a critical realist approach to T&L. A useful and enjoyable session – Always fab to have ‘Mr RE’ back in the classroom!
Trainees on the PGCE took the opportunity to share some good practice and celebrate their successful T&L strategies with the group as they approach the end of their first placement. Whilst Andy subjected us all to his pie-puns to discuss a numeracy strategy, Becky presented an ‘FBI: Confidential’ task for investigating the miracles of Jesus, Rosemina wowed us all with her WAGOLLs and Amy flashed the cash with ‘RE Millionaires’. In addition to some fab ideas from Morgan, Lauren and Becky, everyone was able to steal some great ideas to use for PP2. Well done team!