Religious Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement
Develop subject knowledge in religious education and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Religious Education.
If you have applied to study on the PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University and require enhancement of your subject knowledge, then this course could be for you.
The aim of the course is to develop your subject knowledge in RE to prepare you to teach the major world faiths and philosophical arguments to learners aged 11-16 years.
The course is delivered online one day a week over eight weeks.
What you'll study
If you have a degree in Religious Studies related subject, or a degree which contains a small amount of religious or theological study alongside other subjects, and you wish to train as a Religious Education teacher then this course will be suitable for you prior to a Secondary Religious Education PGCE. It is designed for applicants without a breadth and depth of Religious Education study in their degree who may need to improve their subject knowledge as a condition of entry to the PGCE. The course could also be suitable if you have a Religious Studies or Theology degree but only specialised in a handful of faiths.
The course is designed to address subject knowledge including:
- The 6 major world faiths e.g., Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism
- Explore beyond the big 6 e.g., Jainism and Mormonism
- Developing knowledge of the lived nature of faith and belief
- Exploration of places of worship
- Investigating faith through the narratives of believers
- The nature and context of ‘worldviews’ in an inclusive RE curriculum
How you'll study
The course is delivered for one day a week over an eight week period. The sessions will typically run from 10am to 4pm each day utilising a range of online platforms. Sessions will be a mixture of ‘lecture style’ live presentations, one-to-one tutorials and opportunities to engage with members of the various faith and worldview communities.
How you'll be assessed
There are no formal examinations. You will need to complete a subject knowledge audit and an independent learning log which will demonstrate how your knowledge and understanding of the subject content has developed. You will be given guidance on how to do this in the initial session.
You may apply for the course if you have been offered a place on the PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University.
Completion of this subject knowledge enhancement course may form part of your offer conditions for a place on the PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16). Please note, however, that completion of this subject knowledge enhancement course does not necessarily qualify you for a place on the PGCE unless this is made clear at the time the offer is made. This will be discussed with you if you are called for an interview.
How to apply
There is an online application process for this course.
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.
Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
The course is now delivered online.