ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This webinar will provide teachers with new and stimulating ideas for delivering Islam and Buddhism at KS3 and in all the GCSE Religious Studies specifications including Eduqas.

Its aim is to ensure that teaches are aided to provide relevant and accurate teaching of these religions and can help students to avoid the many misconceptions which often appear in materials. In particular it aims to present these as ‘lived’ religions rather than simply text book factual studies.

Led by Jon Mayled, who will be known to many of you, this exciting hour will provide you with approaches and methods to engage students on these crucial world religions.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Gain a clear understanding of the demands of teaching Islam and Buddhism at KS3 and GCSE.
  • Ensure that these religions are approached as worldwide ‘lived’ religions and not a purely Anglocentric one as is found in many textbooks.
  • Develop teachers understanding of the religion and avoiding misconceptions and inaccuracies
  • Aid in the development of new and stimulating approaches to this study.

PROGRAMME

4.00pm
Introduction, welcome and sound check


4.05pm
Approaching the study of non-Christian religions

  • What KS3 and the GCSE specifications require
  • How are they assessed
  • Using Levels of response

4.20pm
Key points in teaching Islam

  • Islam as a ‘lived’ religion worldwide
  • Key denominational differences
  • Common misconceptions and inaccuracies
  • Countering the frequent Islamophobia of some of the media
  • Stimulating approaches to teaching Islam

4.30pm
Activity 

  • Analysing student responses

4.35pm
Key points in teaching Buddhism

  • Buddhism as a ‘lived’ religion worldwide
  • Key denominational differences
  • Common misconceptions and inaccuracies
  • Stimulating approaches to teaching Buddhism

4.50pm
Activity

  • Considering key knowledge and understanding of these two religions