2nd Edition

Teaching Religious Education 4-11

By Derek Bastide Copyright 2006
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    This long-awaited second edition is an accessible, practical guide for primary teachers. It covers the teaching of religious education at the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Taking account of the changes to RE over the last decade, it maps out and considers the implications for teachers of:

    • changes that have taken place over the last few years with regard to changing aims and objectives in the subject
    • the legal framework
    • the broadening understanding of the notion of religion
    • concern for spiritual development
    • emergence of citizenship as an additional component of the curriculum
    • introduction of formal guidelines to the content of RE
    • teaching Christianity and other world faiths
    • tackling important topics and contemporary issues
    • planning RE across the primary school
    • planning a unit of work
    • using different teaching approaches
    • monitoring and assessing progress.

    The book is full of practical examples and will also contain a uesful resources section. In addition there will be a chapter on key religions, which will look at Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

    Setting the Scene  1. Introduction  2. Where is RE Now? The Legal Position  3. What Are We Trying To Do: Some Aims and Objectives  4. What Do We Mean by Religion?  5. Spiritual Education  Planning the Teaching  6. Some Preliminary Considerations  7. Religious Education in the Foundation Stage  8. Teaching RE in Key Stages 1 and 2  9. Approaching the Teaching of Christianity  10. Teaching about Jesus  11. Sacred Books with Special Reference to the Bible  12. Approaching the Teaching of Other World Faiths  13. Teaching Festivals and Celebrations  14. An Extended Topic: Pilgrimage  15. Beliefs in Action  16. Assessment, Recording, Reporting and Accountability  17. Four Powerful Resources: ICT, Artefacts, Places of Worship, Visitors  Background  18. An Introduction to Six Religions  19. Christian Festivals


    Derek Bastide is Principal Lectuer at the University of Brighton.  He has written a number of key texts in the area of religious Education.