Overcoming the credibility gap is one of the biggest challenges facing Religious Education teachers today. Many of our students tend to be suspicious of religion, and think religious concepts, language and the claims made in religious texts are irrelevant to their lives. If we are to help our students encounter the deep truths that lie within religious traditions and texts, we need to meet these challenges head-on.
This full day workshop will explore ways of making religious concepts accessible and meaningful to students. It will offer powerful curriculum tools, pedagogical techniques and model units of work that are academically rigorous and existentially relevant to the deep concerns of our students, and facilitate opportunities for participants to develop units of work together.
This is an important workshop for teachers, Chaplains and of particular relevance to those looking to develop interesting and rigorous RE programs for students in years 7-10.
Dr Felicity McCutcheon is currently Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Melbourne Grammar School. She has a First Class degree in Religious Studies from London University and a PhD in Philosophy from University of New South Wales. She has lectured in Philosophy at the major Sydney universities, spent a year in Oxford as a Visiting Fellow and is a published author. Her love of teaching led Felicity into school education in 1997 where she has worked to develop a more rigorous approach to philosophy, ethics, religion and values education. Felicity has been a keynote speaker at various national conferences, worked for 2 years across Australasia as a Religious and Values Education consultant, and for 5 years was course coordinator for the Charles Sturt Graduate Certificate in Religious and Values Education.
DATES & VENUES:
Tuesday 26 June – TASMANIA (St Michael’s Collegiate, Sandy Bay)
Wednesday 27 June – CANBERRA (Canberra Grammar School, Monaro Crescent, Red Hill)
Friday 29 June – PERTH (St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, Elliot Rd, Karrinyup)
TERM 1, 2013 – Possible workshops in New Zealand (please contact the DAN EO if you are interested in attending)
$140/person (incl GST)
or $120/person (for DAN Members and if 2 or more teachers from the same school attend)
Cost includes Workshop, Teaching Materials, Morning Tea & Lunch
Your registration will be acknowledged by email within one week and a receipt sent upon confirmation of payment.
The Booking Form will be your Tax Invoice as issued by Dialogue Australasia Network ABN 90 621 907 834
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email.