Posted by: Rosemary, 03 November 2011
Helping your pupils to make sense of the world is the title of new course being run by The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT), working with The Three Faiths Forum and Amnesty International.
Today’s pupils are growing up in a world where issues such as terrorism, justice, role of the media, human rights, truth claims, religion, torture are constantly in the news. This one-day course is designed to equip teachers to tackle these issues in the classroom with confidence.
Date & time: Wednesday 8 February 2012 9.30am - 4.00pm
Venue: St James Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ
Full details can be found on the ACT website.
Posted by: Rosemary, 02 November 2011
ITN productions has launched a new competition - The Nativity Factor. This provides an opportunity to win up to £5,000 by telling the story of the Nativity in the most creative way possible. Just grab a camera and upload your video for your chance to win a cash prize and see your video promoted around the world.
Judges include Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child and Julie Etchingham from ITV’s News at Ten.
Entry details are available on the ITN’s website.
Posted by: Rosemary, 25 October 2011
This one-day course is for NQTs in RE and for teachers with other specialisms and others who need to secure their RE work more carefully. It will provide practical inspiration for work in both Key Stages 3 and 4, giving participants many usable ideas for lessons as well as a grounding in the aims and concepts of RE. Teaching Islam, Christianity and other religions, the course will provide delegates with usable, assessable, creative and thoughtful approaches to use in the classroom. This course will give you the confidence to be your own best when you teach RE.
Dates and venues:
Manchester - 4 November 2011
London - 11 November 2011
Course tutor: Lat Blaylock, RE Today Services
Cost: £160 RE Today/NATRE members - £190 non members.
For further information and booking details see the document below, or log on to RE Today’s website.
Posted by: Rosemary, 20 October 2011
National Inter Faith Week takes place this year from Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 November in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Information about the Week can be found on the Inter Faith Week website.
The Week aims to strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels, and to increase awareness of the faith communities in the UK, celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society. It also aims to increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs.
Last year, the Week was marked in many schools and RE teachers played an important part in organising events such as classroom discussions in RE about inter faith relations; class visits to local places of worship; and exhibitions with stalls about different faith communities. A list of event ideas and resources developed by NATRE and NASACRE to aid schools in marking the Week are available here.
Events for the Week are being listed on the Inter Faith Week website. Both public and ‘closed’ events can be listed. We would be delighted to have details of any events you might be involved in organising. As well as helping show the breadth of involvement in the Week, listing of any event or events which you are planning to hold could also help inspire others to mark the Week.
Events can be listed either by completing the online form or by downloading the events listing…
Posted by: Rosemary, 20 October 2011
The British Museum is to mount a major exhibition Hajj - Journey to the heart of Islam in the new year. Running from 26 January to 15 April 2012 the exhibition will chart the history of the deeply personal journey that is the Hajj.
There is a special preview of the exhibition for teachers on 30 January (6pm - 8pm), workshops for primary and secondary pupils, and an invitation to contribute your own thoughts and memories of Hajj or Umrah in up to 150 words.
Details are available on the British Museum’s website. You are encouraged to book your place now as this exhibition is certsain to be extremely popular.