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Learning to Teach Religious Education in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience, 2nd Edition

Edited by L. Philip Barnes

© 2009 – Routledge

296 pages

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Learning to Teach Religious Education in the Secondary School provides insights from current educational theory and the best contemporary classroom teaching and learning, and suggests tasks, activities and further reading that are designed to enhance the quality of initial school experience for the student teacher.

Key themes addressed include:

  • the place of Religious Education in the curriculum
  • state and faith community schooling
  • developing schemes of work
  • language and religious literacy
  • teaching religion at 16 plus
  • religion and moral education
  • collective worship.

This second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout to take account of changes to policy and the curriculum. It includes two additional chapters on ‘Religious Education and Citizenship’ and ‘Teaching Religious Education at A level’, as well as new versions of three original chapters ‘Teaching Children with Special Educational Needs’, ‘Religious Education and Moral Education’ and ‘Resources for Religious Education’.

Supporting teachers in developing levels of religious and theological literacy, both of individual pupils and the society as a whole, this comprehensive and accessible text will give practising teachers and students an introduction to the craft of teaching Religious Education in the secondary school.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Becoming a Religious Education Teacher - L. Philip Barnes, Andrew Wright and Ann-Marie Brandom Part I: The context of Religious Education 1. The Place of Religious Education in the Curriculum - Linda Rudge 2. Religious Education in Schools - Fred Hughes and L. Philip Barnes Part II: Teaching and learning 3. Developing Programmes of Study - Jo Backus 4. Pupil Learning - Trevor Cooling Part III: Classroom issues 5. The Role of Language in Religious Education - Ann-Marie Brandom 6. Assessment in Religious Education - John Rudge 7. Learning to Teach Religious Education at Key Stage 4 - Angela Wright 8. A Level Religious Studies - Sue Cooke 9. Establishing and Enriching Religious Education at 16-plus - Vanessa Ogden Part IV: Religious Education and the whole school 10. Spirituality in the Classroom - Clive and Jane Erricker 11. Collective Worship - Derek Webster 12. Religious Education and Moral Education - L. Philip Barnes 13. Citizenship and Human Rights - Liam Gearon Part V: Supporting professional development 14. Information and Communications Technology - Andrew Clutterbuck 15. Professional Development - Joy White

About the Editor

L. Philip Barnes is Senior Lecturer in Religious Education at King’s College London. He has been a Head of Department in both secondary and grammar schools in Northern Ireland, and director of the PGCE course in Religious Education at the University of Ulster.

Andrew Wright is Professor of Religious and Theological Education at King’s College London. He has also been director of a number of PGCE courses as well as Head of Religious Education at three contrasting secondary schools.

Ann-Marie Brandom is Lecturer in Religious Education at King’s College London where she co-ordinates the PGCE Religious Education course. She was also a teacher of Religious Education and Head of Department in a London comprehensive school.

About the Series

Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series

Designed for all students learning to teach in secondary schools, and particularly those on school-based initial teacher education courses, the books in this series complement Learning to Teach in the Secondary School and its companion, Starting to Teach in the Secondary School.  Each book in the series applies underpinning theory and addresses practical issues to support students in school and in the training institution in learning how to teach a particular subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
RELIGION / Education