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29th Issue of Dialogue Australasia Journal OUT NOW!
The Third Revolution: Rethinking Religious Education, Robert Crotty – Adelaide
The Big Idea of Tolerance, Julie Arliss – Taunton, UK
Truth, Faith and Hope in Life of Pi, Peter Williams - Southampton, UK
Expressing the Spiritual: Poetry for every Pupil, Lat Blaylock – Leicester, UK
Moral Education – A UK Perspective, Peter Baron – Somerset, UK
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Face to Faith Programme,
Professor Ian Linden & Dr Ian Jamison – London, UK
A History of Hell, Nicky Hansell – Yorkshire, UK
Lessons from a Middle Eastern Refugee School, Thomas Brennan – Cairo, Egypt
This Issue has been sent to all 2013 members of DAN and Dialogue Australasia subscribers.
If you have not received your copy, or would like to renew your Membership,
please contact the DAN EO.
If you’ve not discovered these films specifically designed to assist teachers in delivering dynamic lessons on contemporary key ethical issues (Environment, Sex, War & Peace, Abortion) – do yourself a favour and check out sample extracts from the Ethics Online films and teacher’s notes.
**NEW SERIES ON THE PROBLEM OF EVIL – released October 2012** (Australasian payment options and postage now available exclusively through DAN)
“The Problem of Evil is one of the oldest and most documented issues in philosophy. This DVD series does not seek to offer new answers to the debate. Rather, it brings the various arguments and counter-arguments to life through graphic visual media. I found the sobering historical film on the holocaust to be an excellent introduction to this topic. Students will sit in silence during this film and engagement with the problem of evil is guaranteed. Film One explains the problem of evil clearly and I found it useful with Year 9 students. Films Two, Three and Four are best saved for senior students as they navigate the various theodicies in a more challenging academic style. Overall, this is an excellent resource that has application across year levels.” Dominic Hodnett, Head of Philosophy, Christ Church Grammar School, Perth, WA
Read more about these ‘must have’ resources…
Established in 2002, Dialogue Australasia Network (DAN) is an exciting and important initiative arising from a commitment to develop Values, Philosophy & Religious Studies with intellectual rigour and contemporary relevance in Australasian schools. We have over 300 members from Independent, Catholic and Government schools and Educational Bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
DAN’s PURPOSE is to help young people become more fully human by nuturing and promoting the development of a broad-based academic approach to the teaching of Values, Philosophy & Religious Studies.
DAN’s VISION is to be a vibrant organisation that brings together educators who have a shared sense of the importance of our purpose, and a willingess to work together to achieve its objectives.
A FIVE STRANDS APPROACH
DAN promotes a Five Strands approach to form the base for each school’s RAVE Curriculum from Prep – Yr 12 covering five essential areas:
- Textual Strand: An appreciation of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures (and the Judeo-Christian heritage underpinning much modern culture)
- World Religions Strand
- Philosophy of Religion Strand
- Values Strand
- Affective Strand: Silence and Stillness
Every school is encouraged to develop these strands according to their specific curriculum aims, traditions, ethos and strengths. Read more …
MEMBERSHIP OF DAN
Membership of DAN is open to any individual, school or organisation committed to furthering the aims of the network. DAN supports its members through:
- Dialogue Australasia Journal (twice yearly)
- Website with access to online Teaching Resources
- Professional Development Opportunities including Workshops & a bi-annual Conference
- Periodic e-Newsletters and Updates
- A network of like-minded colleagues throughout Australia and New Zealand
Check out our range of online resources including curriculum outlines, schemes of work and detailed lesson plans.
The 5 Strands Beginners Curriculum is offered as one possible way into teaching RAVE for new and non-specialist teachers.
Yr 9 Matrix Course, Dr Nicholas Coleman, Wesley College, Victoria