Beginning teachers on the purpose of RE and experiences of science religion encounters in the RE classroom.
Mary Woolley and Bob Bowie (Canterbury Christ Church University)
8th December 2021 5.30-7.00pm
Hosted on MS Teams at Canterbury Christ Church University
Our first seminar reports new, as yet unpublished findings that show how current beginning teachers debate and express the purposes of RE. It will explore practical and epistemological questions raised by this data relating them to current debates about disciplinarily and the nature of the subject. The Science Religion Encounters project is a large scale TWCF funded research project to understand the experience and thinking of beginning teachers and ‘science religion encounters’ , led by Canterbury Christ Church University working with 5 other HEIs. It is a multi-methods study of beginning teachers, with data from focus groups at 6 universities and a national survey of beginning teachers trained at teacher education institutions/partnerships from across England. Professor Bob Bowie and Dr Mary Woolley present these research findings at this seminar.
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