Teaching Religious Education 4-11

2nd Edition

Derek Bastide

Routledge
Published December 14, 2006
Reference - 182 Pages
ISBN 9780415287814 - CAT# RU87812

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Summary

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.

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