Debates in Religious Education by L. Philip BarnesDebates in Religious Education by L. Philip Barnes

Debates in Religious Education

EditorL. Philip Barnes

Paperback | September 8, 2011

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What are the key debates in Religious Education teaching today?Debates in Religious Educationexplores the major issues all RE teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about their practice, and link research and evidence to what they have observed in schools.

This accessible book tackles established and contemporary issues enabling you to reach informed judgements and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Taking account of recent controversy, and challenging assumptions about the place of religion in education, expert contributors cover key topics such as:

  • Effective pedagogy in RE teaching
  • Exploring thinking skills and truth claims
  • The relationship of science and religion in the classroom
  • The place of school worship in contemporary society
  • The role of RE in spiritual and moral development
  • Diversity in the RE classroom.

With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight,Debates in Religious Educationis the ideal companion for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and Masters level study.

L. Philip Barnesis Reader in Religious and Theological Education at King's College London, where he is currently Director of the MA in Religious Education and the MA in Jewish Education. 
Title:Debates in Religious EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:September 8, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415583918

ISBN - 13:9780415583916

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Entering the DebateL. Philip Barnes  Part1: History, Policy and Purpose 1. Why Religious Education MattersBrenda Watson  2. RE in the United Kingdom and Ireland Introduction -L. Philip Barnes(i) England and Wales -David Lundie(ii) Northern Ireland -David Armstrong(iii) Scotland -Stephen McKinney(iv) Republic of Ireland 'Kevin Williams  3. Agreed SyllabusesWilliam K. Kay Part 2: Educational Issues and Religious Education 4. DiversityL. Philip Barnes  5. GenderGemma Odell  6. Faith, Education and Whole School IssuesTrevor Cooling  7. Faith Schools J. Mark Halstead  8. Citizenship and Human Rights Mark Pike  9. Spiritual and Moral DevelopmentTony Eaude  10. Social CohesionRosemary Woodward  11. HumanismMarius Felderhof  12. ResearchLeslie J. Francis  13. European DevelopmentsRobert Jackson Part 3: Issues in Teaching and Learning in Religious Education 14. Constructing ReligionRoger Homan  15. Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans David Aldridge  16. PedagogyVivienne Baumfield  17. DifferentiationNigel Fancourt  18. Thinking SkillsElina Wright and Andrew Wright  19. AssessmentLat Blaylock  20 Information and Computer TechnologiesPaul Hopkins  21. Science and ReligionMichael Poole