For all those who teach, lecture or organise educational provision at any level. To enable professionals concerned with education to reflect on their practice and to inform such reflection by extending their knowledge. Students will be made aware of significant current developments in contemporary pedagogical policy and practice.
The programme focuses on current issues, themes and approaches to religious education in the context of the subject's historical development and the changing nature of schools and society in multi-faith Britain. There is one compulsory and three optional modules relating to religious education as well as over 20 other education-related modules to choose from. In the compulsory module attention is given to the diversity of methodologies (or models) employed by British religious educators and to the legislative arrangements, national guidelines, statutory and non-statutory advice that pertain to religious education.
Students are also introduced to the skills that will enable them to direct successful teaching and learning in religious education. A further optional module on religious education focuses on the nature and character of the emerging model of 'critical' religious education. There is a wide variety of other optional modules that provide for both practical and theoretical interests.