RE PGCE & CND Peace Education 7.3.19
During their enhancement week, the PG trainees took part in a session led by Owen and Barbara from CND Peace Education. Trainees considered how to tackle issues such as Weapons of Mass Destruction and Just war in RE and then partook in a mock trial of President Truman and his actions of dropping the hydrogen […]
RE PGCE & UG: Sue Philips ‘The Island’ 1.3.19
Sue Philips brought ‘The Island’ to the PGCE and UG trainees in an interactive session on experiential RE. Sue demonstrated with them how to lead ‘religion neutral exercises’, engage pupils in values and empathy and the power of pupils being able to ‘see’ and ‘hear’ in their learning. They all enjoyed getting in to the […]
PGCE RE: Pop Culture & the media in RE
PGCE trainees excelled at the opportunity to explore the links between pop culture in the media and RE, creating strategy posters which showed how contemporary films, songs and TV shows can be used in the classroom to engage pupils and deliver high quality RE. They created a whole range of resources and lessons which included; […]
RE PGCE & UG: Sue Philips & The Island 2.7.18
Giving us a flavour of experiential RE, Sue Philips delivered her usual creative and engaging approach to RE to some Yr2 UG and PG trainees this week. Trainees were able to experience her work on experiential pedagogy, religion-neutral exercises, life as a homeless person and of course, her work on ‘The Island’ as a way […]
RE PGCE: Making pedagogies engaging
RE PGCE trainees have been working hard before they go out to their first placement schools. In this session they are getting their heads around the different pedagogical approaches to teaching RE and the need for Religious Literacy – well done guys!
RE PGCE getting creative!
RE PGCE trainees were tasked with creating a collage on either their vision of RE or on creating a new world – Things they would leave in the world included chocolate, hugs, friendship, Game of Thrones, equality and unicorns whilst stepping on Lego, inequality, wars and terrorism were left out. As you can see, very […]
Experiencing Hajj in Frodsham
Paul Smalley and a small number of Year 1 Undergraduate RE students were recently invited to take part in the Cheshire West & Chester SACRE Primary Pupil conference. This two-day event, funded by a generous grant from NASACRE and organised by Naomi Anstice, was held at the Forest Hills Hotel in Frodsham and brought together […]
Primary students on The Farm
Part time primary trainees have recently been thinking about what education is for. They made this video as part of their work. Maggie said, “I love it and made me realise that they will never be sheep”
What is a Religiously educated person?
Primary RE trainees were asked to consider what characteristics a person who is ‘religiously educated’ would have. Would they be spiritual, practising a religion, respectful of others, have intra-personal intelligence or something else? Trainees worked in groups to create a visual metaphor out of plasticine and presented their ideas to the class. This type of […]