- Do you teach RE?
- Would you like to develop your subject knowledge?
- Would you like the guidance and support of a specialist personal tutor from Edge Hill University?
Following on from the hugely successful ‘Text and Story’ week of 2021, we are delighted to be able to offer a FREE Summer School for a limited number of Teachers of RE (primary and secondary) to improve their subject knowledge. Thanks to the generous support of Culham St Gabriel’s Trust, this year we are able to make this a residential summer school at the stunning Edge Hill Campus in Ormskirk, running from Monday 25th to Friday 29th July 2022.
The theme of the summer school is ‘Challenges and Controversies in Contemporary Religion’.
We are delighted to be able to welcome Professor David Aldridge to be our Keynote Speaker on the Monday, and have invited Professor Bob Bowie to present a keynote seminar on the first day too.
Through the week there will then be five seminars from our expert team of Religion specialist tutors, two meetings with your allocated personal supervisor and a field visit to a religious community, as well as plenty of time and space to work on your own question/area of development. On the Thursday evening we have included a visit to see the musical the Book of Mormon in Liverpool. The Friday will be an opportunity to present the fruits of your week’s labour to your peers and the tutor team. This will very much be a ‘work in progress’ and we would expect your completed project to be sent to us by 5th September 2022. We hope to publish some or all of them on the Edge Hill Website, and there may be opportunities to further disseminate your work.
Who should apply:
The week is open to all teachers of RE and will be fully residential. All teaching, food, accommodation on our Campus and travel to the field visits during the week will be included, thanks to the generosity of Edge Hill’s Faculty of Education and the Culham St Gabriel’s Trust.
During the week all attendees will be working on a ‘project’. This research topic could be practical or theoretical, so for example you might look at putting a scheme of work together to teach about the challenges of science and evolution to religious belief. Or you might want to do a more ‘academic’ in-depth analysis of Christian theology from a queer perspective. We are really interested to hear your ideas of how you would like to develop your Subject Knowledge as Teachers of RE. You might find it helpful to look at the examples from the Text and Story 2021 Summer school.
Entries for the RE Summer School 2022 have now closed.