RE-Net provides resources, comment and guidance on teaching about religion in schools and teacher education. It draws on a group of RE professionals based at Canterbury Christ Church University, Birmingham City University and University of East Anglia. Lead by Simon Hughes from Canterbury (Contact: julie.page@Canterbury.ac.uk), it is the result of a partnership between 3T Productions, the National Association of teachers of RE, and the TDA. As part of the TTRB RE-Net is a sister site to Behaviour for Learning and Multiverse.
In meeting its remit to give support and programmes of professional development for RE tutors it provides Induction Packs for new tutors in HE, DRBs and SCITTs, as well as extensive resources on specific religions and religious issues in education tagged to the QTS standards.
The site is easy to navigate and offers tutors and trainees a wealth of background information and classroom resources on the religions and ideas for effective ITE and classroom processes. There are also news items, book and journal reviews and coverage of reports from QCA and Ofsted. Something of a one-stop shop on religion in education it is an indispensable source for understanding and responding to the religious dimension of cultural diversity.
RE, re, ITE, classroom resources
Article Id : 15457
Date Posted: 15/5/2009