Come and join us on Thursday 10th December 2015 for our next webinar with RE expert Claire Clinton, who will be discussing how different religions address the issue of violence; and how sensitive and controversial issues relating to religious violence and terrorism can be effectively addressed through RE, PSHE and Citizenship.
RE & Citizenship Education: how citizenship education can foster understanding between different faiths.
How Interfaith Week 2015 can help enhance RE provision across your whole school.
Educating for Citizenship in a Global World' speech at event organised by the Global Business Coalition for Education during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
How to use peacemaking education to support the delivery of RE, Citizenship, PSHE & SMSC.
The role of ‘values education’ in schools & community cohesion
Today marks the day when the new Prevent duty comes into force, placing a requirement on all schools to prevent people being drawn into terrorism.
How to handle non-religious views in the classroom.
How critical thinking can support pupils in their ability to question and think for themselves.
Using SMSC to develop best practice in your school
Extremism - how to handle conversations with pupils and parents
Webinar 2 - How it can help support the delivery of SMSC development in schools
Webinar 1 - Ramadan Muslim pupils and fasting. Ramadan - what teachers and schools need to know
Following a successful series of Interfaith Explorers Teacher Workshops last term in Newcastle, Bradford, London, Leeds, Manchester and Leicester, our thanks to all our host schools who gave the IFE team and teachers from across the UK such a warm welcome!
This week sees the start of the Interfaith Explorers teacher workshops, with three events in Newcastle, Bradford and London. Next week our workshops move to Leeds and Manchester, followed by Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham after SATs are done.
National Story Telling Week brings together teachers and pupils as tellers and listeners to celebrate the power of the spoken story. Schools across the UK are using Interfaith Explorers as a resource for traditional tales to share aloud.
This week is a great opportunity to explore our resources – try a taster activity, discover our six week learning unit or explore our wide range of video resources. Our Teacher Page can help you on your journey
Are you celebrating World Religion Day at school? How about trying some of our taster activities or exploring our pupil resources? Our For Teacher page can explain how to use the resource further
Are you looking for new exciting activities to try in class this year to add to your PSHE and or RE lessons? Have a go at our taster activities
Beeston Primary in Leeds have shared with us some great photos from their Interfaith Work
Feedback from schools showing what activities they did during IF week.
As we approach the Holiday Season - it is a perfect time to explore important themes across the religions such as food, traditions and symbols. Explore our Pupil Resources to discover more
As IF Week approaches we are challenging all primary schools to get involved by taking up our IF Challenge! The premise that there is more that unites us than divides us is at the heart of IF Explorers, a message ...
Interfaith Explorers features in November edition of Priamry Teacher update
PTA magazine discussing the importance of RE and embracing multifaith learning and celebrations
Following on Ofsted's RE report, the Religious Education Council has proposed a RE curriculum framework which could be used as a "national benchmark" for RE. The report also highlighted the need for improved teacher training in subject delivery. Our Learning Resource and Teacher Guidance is already well aligned to these proposals
In a recent report (Religious education: realising the potential, Oct 2013) Ofsted highlighted that RE was being isolated from the rest of the curriculum leading to missed opportunities to support pupil’s learning more widely. Interfaith Explorers offers support for RE and PSHE lessons as well as covering curriculum points ranging from literacy and numeracy to music, art and design.
There has been a lot of media attention regarding the wearing of Headscarfs and religious dress in recent days. Let your pupils explore views on religious dress in our Pupil Resources - click on the box Dress to explore different views
‘Some 84% of the parents polled said it was part of the role of a teacher to encourage good morals and values in students’. (BBC, 2013) Explore our activities on values, which has a link to (NC 2014 – Spoken Language)
Phase One – RE Independent Research (3a, 3b, 1g) - This activity introduces the Challenge through Professor Khalili’s video and letter. It also provides the opportunity for vocabulary development through identifying the Key Words of The Challenge.
Phase One – Art and Design – This activity helps pupils explore the meaning/play on words of Lets Peace Together our World.
Phase One – PSHCE (Why People Do Not Always Agree?) – This activity supports pupils’ thinking around seeing things from another perspective/viewpoint. Using mirrors and lenses pupils can explore how they can see the same things differently.
Phase One – PSHCE – This activity introduces the ideas of similarities, differences and valuing uniqueness through the identification of lemons while providing the opportunity to examine the concept of stereotypes.
Phase One – RE Independent Research (1c)- This activity is a Thinking Skills strategy that can be used to present pupils with the ‘basics’ of the three Abrahamic faiths while providing an opportunity to plan, review and evaluate their actions.