Teacher CPD: "Understanding Religious Lives Through Story"- New Resources for teaching Christianity and Hinduism
|Starts:||09:00 5 Nov 2019|
|Ends:||16:30 5 Nov 2019|
|What is it:||Teacher activity|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Post 16, Secondary schools|
Organised by Dr John Zavos, Dr Ketan Alder (University of Manchester) and Dr Hephzibah Israel (University of Edinburgh)
Join us at this free event if you are looking for teaching resources that offer sensitive and nuanced perspectives on how individuals have responded to these World Religions. We will introduce newly studied and translated narratives of religious lives, including conversion and autobiographical narratives that tell remarkable stories of faith experiences in colonial-era India. The sessions will explore how religious experiences are often shaped by social and cultural pressures of gender, social status and family, but also impact wider society in important ways.
We will invite discussion about further ways to integrate these stories from the two traditions with key GCSE and Alevel topics such as mission and evangelism, free will and moral responsibility, religious experience and places of worship, placing these in the context of issues such as caste and social tensions developing around conversion and freedom of expression.
After lunch we will invite you to participate in a drama workshop to explore creative ways of using these materials in the classroom to explore faith, relationship and conflict.
How to book:
The event is free to attend, but booking is essential. Please book via the link on the right (under "more information")
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