Is the RE curriculum different in faith schools? Do all parents support religious education in schools? What are the contemporary issues in religious education and can they be relatable for all children?
If the questions above fill you with curiosity this is the course for you!
You’ll explore all aspects of religious education (RE) including different faiths, philosophy and ethics. It is a requirement that all schools teach RE however this can vary widely between schools.
You’ll explore different curriculum models and how to approach the wide variety of topics with a range of learners.
You’ll develop your subject knowledge and consider how to approach teaching topics in the classroom. In addition to specific religions, you’ll consider broader issues such as human rights and peace and conflict.
Approaching controversial topics in a classroom is a potential challenge so you’ll explore pedagogic approaches such as debating or philosophy for children. You’ll also look at cognitive theories and how you can support your pupils to develop examination techniques to be able to write about complex issues.
The University is well placed for you to explore religious education in its broadest sense. There are opportunities to visit a variety of local places of worship and speak to members of the local multi-faith community. You’ll also consider how you can arrange such visits for your own classes to allow the curriculum to come alive.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
Employability - You will have the knowledge, skills and experience to teach religious education at Key Stage 3, GCSE and potentially A/AS-level.
Schools experience - You will spend at least the minimum DFfE required time in schools (approximately 120 days) on placements in schools, gaining experience in mainstream secondary schools.
Postgraduate credits - You’ll achieve 60 masters’ level credits (this is one-third of a masters degree). You can put these towards a masters degree such as our new MTeach course.
Partnerships - We have partnerships with over 1,500 schools, colleges and educational organisations, meaning we are able to provide students with a range of school experiences.
Research-led teaching - Our research centre, ESRI ranks in the UK’s top 20 for research power in Education (Research Excellence Framework, 2014) and recent research sponsors include the Department of Education; Wellcome Trust; European Union; Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; Barclays; Microsoft; Siemens and LEGO.
For more information about this course please visit our website: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/pgce-secondary-religious-education-with-qts.