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NATRE NW ITE Conference 2023


Friday 15 December 2023

9.30am - 3.15pm




Edge Hill University



Edge Hill University and Lat Blaylock are delighted to host the 2023 National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) conference – Interpreting religions and worldviews: Brilliant ideas for your classroom. The event is free to trainees and mentors.

The NATRE project is supported by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the Jerusalem Trust and Edge Hill University.

We are delighted once again, for the 18th year to present this conference opportunity for all in the North West who are becoming Secondary teachers of religion and worldviews this year and their mentors. Total previous attendees add up to about 3000 teachers. We expect to provide 15+ dynamic teaching and learning ideas, ready to use, which explore a wide range of theoretical perspectives on RE today. The network opportunity is very valuable to, showing these new teachers that they are joining a vibrant national RE / RVE / RME community.

Lat Blaylock


Refreshments will be provided. Trainees can bring or purchase lunch.

  • 9.30am – Refreshments
  • 9.45am – Introduction: What is RE for? That students should become interpreters of religions, beliefs, worldviews and ideas.

The following three sessions will develop and provide ready to use classroom ideas grounded in good thinking about some key areas in RE pedagogy and practice.

  • 9.45am – 11.10am – Interpreting the creativity of religion and worldviews – examples from Christians, Sikh and Jews.
  • 11.30am – 1pm – Interpreting sources of wisdom and sacred writings – examples from non-religious worldviews, Hindus and Christians.
  • 1.45pm – 3.15pm – Interpreting data and sociological perspective on religion and worldviews – examples from Islam, Humanism and Christianity.

Who is this event for?

Current students