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Religious Education – Learning Outside the Classroom
Fri 23 June 2017, 10:00 – 15:30 BST
Target Group: Headteachers, Religious Education Subject Leaders and SMSC Leaders
Tutor: Shaun Burns
Venue: Spiritual Garden in a Diocesan school and a place of worship within the Diocese
The ‘Learning Outside The Classroom’ Manifesto states that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.
These, often the most memorable learning experiences, help us to make sense of the world around us by making links between feelings and learning. They stay with us into adulthood and affect our behaviour, lifestyle and work. They influence our values and the decisions we make. They allow us to transfer learning experienced outside to the classroom and vice versa.
Visits can be an excellent resource for Religious Education provided they are managed in a sensitive and thoughtful way.
This session will focus on learning outside the classroom as an essential part of learning in Religious Education and in growing spirituality and the school’s Christian distinctiveness.
It will cover:
- Religious Education visits
- Practical procedures and preparation including sensitivities
- The development and use of spiritual gardens and outside areas to enhance Religious Education, SMSC and a school’s Christian character
Participants will need to bring a packed lunch for the day.
Further details of the venues will be given to participants nearer the time.