Opinion
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Who is responsible? Educating for ethical considerations of climate change

Dr Laura D’Olimpio, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at the University of Birmingham, argues for a broad-based moral investigation of climate change issues in RE. Laura edits the Journal of Philosophy in...

Research
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Research update

This research update is particularly useful for secondary school teachers as it focuses on resources for the A level and GCSE that are based on current research. The first article discusses the unique contributions...

Reviews
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Reviews

Janet Dyson, Reviews Editor The two reviews in this edition will be of particular interest to those involved in teaching and research, and to teachers and students of philosophy. In the first review, Geoff Teece commends...
For the classroom 11-19
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Heaven on Netflix? And in RE?

Stacey Burman and Julia Diamond-Conway suggest some clips and RE uses from the hit Netflix show The Good Place, which is set in heaven and written by people who seem to have degrees in philosophical theology. Michael...
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Swinburne’s theism

In this interview Professor Richard Swinburne defends his cumulative argument for the existence of God. We sourced some questions from A-level RS students and are so grateful to Richard for his profound engagement with...
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Philosophy as a frame of reference for RE

Yonah Matemba (YM), RE teacher trainer at the University of the West of Scotland, addresses a big issue in the subject in an interview with the Editor, Lat Blaylock (LB)

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Plashet School Taking pride in RE

A philosophical forest Plashet School in East Ham is a state comprehensive all-girls’ secondary school. There are approximately 1,350 learners at the school, and all learners study PRE (Philosophy, Religion and Ethics)...
For the classroom 14-19
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Thinking harder with senior students: six strong strategies

Helen Norris wanted her A level classes to be more thoughtful. Here are ten of her ideas that worked well. Relevant to other age groups too, we think. Engaging 16–19s with theology, philosophy and ethics is difficult...
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The joys of theology and the challenges of philosophy

Anthony Thiselton, philosopher and Christian theologian, has two new books out, suited to students tackling A levels. We asked him about some of the challenges and possibilities of religious study at A level and...

Theory and practice
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Dive in, debate and deepen learning in RE: an approach to teaching and learning in philosophy and religion

On my travels as an external examiner of secondary PGCE RE courses I very occasionally get responses from trainees (and sometimes their mentors) that they can’t see the point of having to write masters-level...

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Is it credible to be a Christian philosopher of science?

In April 2017 Doctor Alvin Plantinga, an American scholar whose rigorous
writings over a half century have made theism – the belief in a divine reality
or God – a serious option within academic...

For the classroom 11-16
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Teach through song: songs for the secondary classroom

In this article Chris Hancock offers two sets of songs to use for secondary RE. On this page are songs through which you might teach some basic concepts in subject knowledge, and on the next page there are some songs...