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PPR356: Religion in Schools
Tutor: Dr Mairi Levitt
The aims of this module are to critically examine the teaching of religion in schools as it has developed since 1944, current controversies and possible futures; and, to provide relevant knowledge and understanding for those going on to a teaching career in RS/ethics. Topics include social and political values in RE, pluralism and Truth, spirituality in the curriculum, faith schools and secular worldviews. The focus is on the educational system in England and Wales but with reference to the rest of the UK and Europe.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (1.5 hours) and seminar (1 hour) weekly.
L P Barnes Debates in Religious Education Teaching (The Debates in Subject Teaching Series)
T Copley Teaching Religion: 60 years of Religious Education in England and Wales
P Thompson Whatever Happened to Religious Education
A Wright Religion, Education and Post-modernity
British Journal of Religious Education
Journal of Beliefs and Values
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