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2nd Edition

Religious Education in the Secondary School
An Introduction to Teaching, Learning and the World Religions

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ISBN 9781032078038
April 14, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Religious Education in the Secondary School is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the effective teaching of Religious Education in the secondary classroom. Acknowledging the highly valuable yet often misunderstood contribution of RE, this text shows how the subject can be taught in a way that explores the impact of religion on the lives of people and society, engaging pupils and preparing them to become individuals who celebrate and respect diversity.

This second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes a new chapter on ‘Religion and Worldviews’ and new material on the development and assessment of an RE curriculum. It is illustrated throughout with ideas for teaching at different key stages and offers expert chapters introducing you to both the World Religions and the core aspects of effective teaching and learning. With an emphasis on developing an understanding of the importance – and different ways – of meeting the learning needs of all pupils, key chapters cover:

• The nature of Religious Education;

• What is religion and worldviews;

• Understanding different pedagogies of RE;

• Effective planning and assessment;

• An approach to teaching across the Key Stages;

• Core subject knowledge in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.


Written by an experienced teacher, teacher educator and examiner, Religious Education in the Secondary School is a succinct compendium and has a real classroom applicability offering all trainee RE teachers, as well as those teaching Religious Education as specialists or non- specialists, a wealth of support and inspiration.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction to RE  1. What is RE?  2. Religions and Worldviews  3. Pedagogies of RE  Section 2 Planning in RE  4. Assessment and RE  5. Planning and RE  6. RE and Inclusion  Section 3 Teaching and Learning in RE  7. Effective Teaching and Learning in RE  8. Teaching Buddhism  9. Teaching Christianity  10. Teaching Hinduism  11. Teaching Islam  12. Teaching Judaism  13. Teaching Sikhism  Index

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James D. Holt is Senior Lecturer in Religious Education at the University of Chester, UK.