Posted by: Rosemary, 21 April 2013
Professor Bob Jackson, Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU), has been awarded the prestigious William Rainey Harper Award from the Religious Education Association. The award is presented to outstanding leaders whose work in other fields has had profound impact upon religious education.
Prof. Jackson, who also works at the European Wergeland Centre in Oslo, is the 12th recipient of the international award since its launch in 1975, and he joins the ranks of Marshall McLuhan, Margaret Mead and Paulo Freire.
Bob will travel to Boston to receive the William Rainey Harper Award this November.
Posted by: Rosemary, 16 April 2013
NATRE has submitted a response to the DfE’s consultation about reform of the National Curriculum.
NATRE’s response is below.
NATRE is a member of the Council for Subject Associations (CFSA). the CfSA’s response is below.
The Cambridge Primary Review Trust (CPRT) has also submitted a response, which is given below.
Posted by: Rosemary, 11 April 2013
Spiritual England and the Peaceful Schools Movement’s 2013 Peaceful Primary Schools Conference takes place in Birmingham on 7 June 2013.
Sara Hagel of the Peacemakers Project in Birmingham - What is a peaceful school?
Head teachers of two peaceful primary schools on their journey to be Peaceful schools peakers:
- An Emotional Intelligent Curriculum
- Peace across the Curriculm (Global Learning and Diversity)
- Developing Peaceful School Grounds
- Circling to Peace
- Cultivating Mindfulness and Empathy in Teaching
- World Cafe exploring what we mean by a peaceful school
The application form can be downloaded from the Peaceful Schools Movement website. There is an Earlybird discount available for those who retrun their completed booking form by 20 April!
Posted by: Rosemary, 08 April 2013
RE Today has made available an index of topics and themes covered in its termly curriculum publications - by religion. This makes it easy to identify at a glance whether or not these publications include materials to support particular topics being taught.
The index is available on RE Today’s webshop - see the Primary section in the left hand menu bar.
Please note - the index only covers the termly curriculum publications i.e. Developing Primary RE Series, Exploring a Theme series and Opening Up RE series. A new series - RE Ideas - starts in September 2013 with the publication of RE Ideas: God.
Posted by: Rosemary, 05 April 2013
NATRE is conducting a survey among primary teachers who teach RE - the survey can be found here.
The survey only takes a few minutes to complete - NATRE encourages all those who teach RE in primary schools to complete it - and then circulate the link to colleagues in other primary schools.
As a thank you for competing the survey respondents are offered a free unit of work from RE Today. Details of how to download your free unit is provided at the end of the survey.
NATRE gives its assurance that no data from the survey which can identify any individual teacher or school will be published.
Deadline: 19 April 2013.
Thank you in anticipation of your help!