Paris murders in Norfolk classrooms? The responsibility of RE teachers & the Muslim community

Charlie Hebdo: In areas with a low concentration of Muslims, the importance of RE in relation to the "social cohesion" mentioned in Mr Nash's recent letter is all the greater. Pupils in counties such as our own Norfolk do not routinely interact with Muslims, leaving only media pieces when puzzling together an image of Islam and the murders in Paris. This is especially... Continue Reading →

Islam Awareness Week special event: “Islam in RE” in Norwich

Special offer: I am very pleased to announce  that private sponsors of the Islam Awareness Week 2015 programme at Ihsan Mosque has made it possible to make “Islam in RE: Religious Literacy & Controversy Through Enquiry” available to teachers at only £75.  . You school saves £125 on this £200 course, recently presented as a part of the PGCE students programme at the... Continue Reading →

Islam Awareness Week 2015 programme in Norwich

Islam Awareness Week 2015 is from March 17 to 23.  Ihsan Mosque marks the occasion with four events of special interest to educators: . Programme [  download as pdf  ] . Monday 16 March: "Healing Fractures II" Educators' Workshop is a full-day event, led by Ibrahim Lawson, which aims at inspiring and enlightening relevant professionals in the education sector... Continue Reading →

Enquiry & Immersion in East Anglia; new mosque field trips in 2015

I am very pleased to have been formally commissioned by the Ihsan Mosque of Norwich to handle all school visits from December 1, 2014.  NEW: Full primary programme now available. It is a great honour to serve the Ihsan Mosque and the wider school community of East Anglia by providing not only an outstanding experience to students, but... Continue Reading →

Potential realised? Celebrating Ofsted Report’s 1st Birthday…

October's Norwich presentation of Islam in RE took place almost exactly a year after the publication of Realising the Potential As I pointed out from the onset of the course, Islam in RE: Religious Literacy & Controversy Through Enquiry was created to systematically tackle the problems outlined in Ofsted's Realising the Potential report. In that sense, Islam is used as an example religion;... Continue Reading →

Enquiry and Immersion: Full-Day Field Trip to Ihsan Mosque, November 13

- a unique cross cultural meeting for all secondary RE students in Norfolk  I have been advocating Cooperative Learning as a tool to facilitate collaboration between schools and faith communities for some time, and have now partnered with Ihsan Mosque in Norwich to stage a unique cross cultural meeting for all secondary RE students in Norfolk, the first to... Continue Reading →

Institute of Education, London: “Islam in RE: Religious Literacy and Controversy through Enquiry”

Missed the Norwich Pilot? Our new course is now available at the Institute of Education, London: full day, 22 July, 2014, Institute of Education, London. Book now on courses@werdelin.co.uk. ss hints... “Islam in RE: Religious Litteracy and Controversy through Enquiry” is a teaching program for all educators and researchers interested in Islam and in the future role of Religious... Continue Reading →

“Islam in RE: Religious Literacy and Controversy through Enquiry”

"Controversy through Enquiry", indeed!  "Islam in RE: Religious Litteracy and Controversy through Enquiry"  at Lawrence Stenhouse Building, Room 0.111, University of East Anglia, June 26, 2014. Next course in  London, the Institute of Education, 22 July, 2014. Read more.

Norwich High School for Girls; A tailored workshop lesson plan#3

(continued from a previous post, this is a detailing of a 60-minute  workshop presented at Norwich High School for Girls June 9, 2014). Stage 2: Read materials, take notes, prepare oral summary  Time: 5 minutes, individual reading of materials.   Level: Theme-based 3-4 member teams.   After using ladders to slice up "best friends" in order to sit... Continue Reading →

Norwich High School for Girls; A tailored workshop lesson plan#2

(continued from previous post this is a detailing of a 60-minute  workshop presented at Norwich High School for Girls June 9, 2014). Stage 1: Activating schemata, testing assumptions Time: 10  minutes Level: multiple pairs CLIP: Ladders   After making students aware that this workshop would simulates some of the interdependence, individual accountability and the pressure they would be... Continue Reading →

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