INTRODUCING A FREE DRAFT HANDBOOK FOR SYLLABUS CREATORS
DATE: MONDAY, 27TH JUNE TIME: 4:30-6PM (VIA ZOOM)
This free online webinar session hosted by the RE Council of England and Wales aims to answer the following questions:
- What do we mean by an education in religion and worldviews?
- How does the REC’s new free draft handbook support the development of
high-quality syllabuses in RE?
- Why should multi-academy trusts invest in the teaching of religion and
worldviews as part of the curriculum
Religious Education is on the cusp of a major shift as significant as that which took
place in the 1970s when it changed from being largely Christian based to being a
multi-faith study. This recent shift was initiated by the publication of the Commission on RE Report in 2018 that recommended a worldviews approach. Since then, the Religious Education Council has been active in exploring the implications of this change, publishing a range of resources. This webinar will explore the implications of this shift to a worldviews approach for RE in MATs, looking at how it offers a scholarly up-to-date approach which is academically rigorous and personally inspiring for all students, whatever their own background.
Dr Trevor Cooling Is Emeritus Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has been involved in RE for his entire career spanning 50 years. He is widely published in both academic and professional books and journals. Between 2015 and 2021 he was Chair of the RE Council and has been intimately involved with the Religion and Worldviews initiative.
Dr Kathryn Wright is chief executive of Culham St Gabriel’s Trust, an endowed charitable foundation which promotes a broad-based, critical, reflective education in religion and worldviews. Kathryn leads their strategy and works with a range of partners. Kathryn is a former local authority and diocesan education adviser. She sits on the Board of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales.
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