1st Edition

Religious Education in the Secondary School
An introduction to teaching, learning and the World Religions

ISBN 9781138019003
Published December 3, 2014 by Routledge
244 Pages

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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. 

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:

-Understanding different pedagogies of RE

-Spirituality and RE

-Tips on 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

Part 1: Introduction to RE  1. What is RE?  2. Pedagogies of RE  3. Spirituality and RE  Part 2: Planning in RE  4. Assessment and RE  5. Planning and RE  6. RE and Inclusion  Part 3 Teaching and Learning in RE  7. Effective Teaching and Learning in RE 8. Teaching World Religions  9. Teaching Buddhism  10. Teaching Christianity  11. Teaching Hinduism  12. Teaching Islam  13. Teaching Judaism  14. Teaching Sikhism



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