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!