DAN supports its members by sourcing and promoting excellent resources including teaching units with accompanying resources and ideas on curriculum planning.
These resources are generously contributed by teachers who are committed to improving the standard of teaching and learning in Values, Philosophy & Religious Studies in Australia and New Zealand. Resources are shared with the permission of the respective schools in which they have been developed. All material posted here is available for DAN members for classroom use only and is not to be reproduced for any other purpose without prior written consent from the DAN EO.
Note for contributors to the DAN Website
DAN exists to promote a relevant and rigorous approach to teaching RAVE.
As such, we are not seeking to post units of work that replicate what can be found in textbooks and which assess facts with closed questions (which has merit in certain contexts but which is not our particular aim here).
Rather, we are seeking units of work that:
- foster intellectual rigour
- stimulate independent critical thought
- ensure the integration of understanding with personal experience
- provide creative assessment tools
Example: World Religions Exercise
Rather than simply assess students on their knowledge of the meaning of words, a tool like this requires them to integrate understanding and apply in a context.
GATEWAY TO ONLINE RESOURCES
- BOOKS & TEACHING CDS
- CURRICULUM OUTLINES
- TEACHING UNITS, KEYNOTE PAPERS, WEBLINKS
- DAN BEGINNER’S SAMPLE CURRICULUM
- KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS FROM PAST DAN CONFERENCES
- ARTICLES FROM DIALOGUE AUSTRALASIA JOURNAL
NEWLY UPLOADED RESOURCES - November 2013
Click on the individual documents to access (Password protected for 2013 DAN Members)
Note that documents will download to your default download location):
Article: What Does It Mean to be Human? 6 lessons to start the journey by Brian Poxon, Wells with additional supporting resources including:
Yr 8 Scheme of Work: What does it mean to be human?
Lesson 2 PPT: What is a human being?
Lesson 3 Document: What is a human and what is not?
Lesson 5 PPT: The Continuing Self
Lesson 6 PPT: Is there something called the Self?
Article: Ethics: Beyond Judgement and Death. Rationale and Student Unit Outline by Nikolai Blaskow, Canberra
Senior Ethics Unit Outline, Beyond Judgement and Death
* From the March & June 2012 DAN Workshops: Teaching Middle School RE (Yrs 7-10) with Dr Felicity McCutcheon
Presentation and additional resources from workshop (registered participants only).
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