1st Edition

Creative Approaches to Teaching Primary RE

By Maggie Webster Copyright 2010
    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    As an increasingly significant  aspect of primary teaching, Creative Approaches to Teaching Primary RE is the essential companion to help bring creativity to life in the classroom.

    The text begins with a discussion of creative education and the value of Religious Education, moving on to reflect on the cross-curricular nature of the subject, exploring ways of introducing creativity to the classroom, through the medium of Religious Education.

    Each chapter provides ideas and activities demonstrating how pedagogy and theory can be applied in practice within a school setting. The inclusion of case studies will help you consider how to develop creative approaches in all curriculum areas.

    This book invites you to ask questions such as:

    ·        What is Creative Education?

    ·        Why should RE be included in the ever-changing curriculum?

    ·        How can I use Religious Education to generate a more creative environment in the classroom?

    Chapter 1 What is creative education?

    Chapter 2 The purpose of Religious Education

    Chapter 3 The value of Religious Education

    Chapter 4 Creatively connecting RE

    Chapter 5 What are the connections with Art and RE?

    Chapter 6 What are the connections with Dance and RE?

    Chapter 7 What are the connections with Drama and RE?

    Chapter 8 What are the connections with Music and RE?

    Chapter 9 Using creative resources in Religious Education

    Chapter 10 Planning for creative Religious Education

    Chapter 11 Creatively assessing Religious Education

    Chapter 12 What do I need to know?

    Chapter 13 'Of making many books there is no end' (Ecclesiastes 12:12)


    Maggie Webster is a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University.