In my last blog post I discussed some of the issues surrounding a five year GCSE. This spurred me to explore some aspects of assessment. A fuller discussion can be found in Religious Education in the Secondary School When I first started teaching my Head teacher told me: “R.E. teachers should stop moaning about assessment … More Assessment: one size fits all?
I was once asked to write an article of a Muslim periodical referring to my views and experiences of teaching Islam. It wasn’t far removed from the events of 9/11 but far enough to have some further perspective: I began teaching in 1997 with little or no background in Islam. I had grown up in … More Views on teaching Islam
Following September 11 I was asked to deliver assemblies for different year groups in the school where I then worked, and also provide some guidance for other teachers. This is still relevant today- perhaps even more so: Assembly Regarding the Bombing of the USA Last week, as I did, you will have sat, horrified at … More A reponse to 9/11 that is still appropriate today