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When thinking about the teaching of RE it is important that you consider the core ideas or core reasons for your RE teaching. There are a number of pedagogies of RE that are currently talked about, below is a synopsis of some of the core ideas that have influenced RE in the last 40 years. There are also video clips, where possible, of some of these people talking about their ideas and their core reasons for the teaching of RE.

  • A presentation on this to use in your school looking at some of the key pedagogies and intoducing some learning styles and approaches as well as giving an example of how a topic is effected by pedagogies - download
  • An example of a pedagogic journey when teaching on the topic of Hannukah - link
  • The key text for this area is: Grimmitt, M (2000), Pedagogies of RE, McCrimmond - link
Ninian Smart
Trevor Cooling
Andy Wright
Michael Grimmitt
Phenomenology
Concept Cracking
Critical Realism
Human Development
A short exposition by Mary Hayward will come soon.
A short exposition by Trevor Cooling on apporaches to Learning
A short exposition by Andy Wright on apporaches to Learning
A short exposition by Michael Grimmit on apporaches to Learning
Bob Jackson
David Hay
Clive Erricker
The Interpretive Approach
Spiritual Development
Personal narrative
A short exposition by Bob Jackson will come soon.
A short exposition will come soon.
A short exposition by Clive Erricker on apporaches to Learning