RE & the KNOWLEDGE problem… | vardycharlotte

I started teaching in 1999.  Since then I have lost a lot of sleep over the direction my subject is heading in.  To summarize… First we had Curriculum 2000 forcing the most linear and synoptic subject – Religious Studies – into a modular structure and imposing meaningless AS.  This was when the effects of making … More RE & the KNOWLEDGE problem… | vardycharlotte

More Catholic Schools? | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

This week Humanists UK have revisited a briefing that contains 5 claims. This is, in part, in response to MPs recently asking questions about the Conservative policy from September 2016 to remove the 50% cap on new school admissions. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP cited the Conservative party manifesto pledge while Catherine McKinnell MP suggested it would … More More Catholic Schools? | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

Evidence-based education is dead- long live evidence-informed education: Thoughts on Dylan Wiliam | Tom Bennett

The following blog post was first featured on the TES website in April 2015. Unfortunately due to a technical problem, it didn’t survive an update. I’ve tracked and captured it using a site that archives web page snapshots, in response to several requests from people who wanted to link to it in their own writing. I present it here, exactly as … More Evidence-based education is dead- long live evidence-informed education: Thoughts on Dylan Wiliam | Tom Bennett

Teaching RE from a faith perspective | Sjay Patterson

We had a great session on Friday. Becky Scott, Head of RE at the Academy of St Nicholas and Curriculum Mentor, came to speak to us about teaching topics we may be uncomfortable with if we come from a faith or hold strong personal views. She spoke  about her own experience playing the devil’s advocate … More Teaching RE from a faith perspective | Sjay Patterson

The Life of a Textbook Writer | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

I’ve now written two textbooks, one for GCSE and one for Key Stage 3. I’ve also just completed a revision guide to accompany the GCSE textbook. I honestly don’t think there are many things for a classroom teacher that provide better professional affirmation, you quite literally have “written the textbook on it”. I am incredibly … More The Life of a Textbook Writer | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

Religious Education: What do students need to KNOW? | vardycharlotte

Ha! I will offer my view if I can. I still wish someone would offer a solution to WHAT students need to know. Even if it is flawed, up for debate, provisional, contested… — Andy Lewis (@AndyLewis_RE) November 13, 2017 2+ different: concepts of God, truth, faith & reason inc suffering & science, religious experience … More Religious Education: What do students need to KNOW? | vardycharlotte