NEW for 2012
This is a Religious Education themed live Radio Workshop day with the outcome of a live Internet Radio broadcast at the end of the school day and a podcast of that show to keep.
Led by two of the most influential figures in this field Sharon Artley and Russell Prue, this is an amazing day packed with great learning opportunities aligned to the broad study of RE with the option of specifically flavouring your day to suit your needs.
The last OfSTED report on RE (Transforming RE) talked of specific weaknesses in teaching about Christianity, but also about RE being most effective when it used a range of enquiry skills such as investigation, interpretation, analysis, evaluation and reflection. Planning and preparing for a live broadcast specifically addresses the matters raised in this report.
We will contact you prior to our arrival to offer guidance and support and to understand your specific needs and objectives for the day. We will then make some of our materials available to you so that your pupils and students can prepare for our arrival.
This is an ICT rich learning activity with plenty to do, working to tight deadlines the pressure is on. The emphasis is on discussion and teamwork with plenty of opportunities for reflection and consideration.
An RE broadcast will:
- encourage open, critical, investigative learning in RE
- provide innovative opportunities to link the RE to other areas of the curriculum
- provide opportunities to engage with people of different faiths within the local community
- encourage higher order thinking in an RE context
- develop speaking and listening skills and improve the use of RE specific vocabulary
- promote pupils’ spiritual development
- raise the profile of RE within the school and wider community
- provide learners with a genuine voice to express their views, opinions or beliefs in a respectful and considered way
- enable collaboration, discussion and dialogue
- provide a vehicle for RE to be heard!
We supply all the materials and the equipment to broadcast live to the world. You will need laptops or netbooks for your pupils and students to work on but these aren’t absolutely necessary as the use of an ICT suite would equally suit.
This workshop will appeal to schools and federations of schools alike. Learners from other schools could be invited to participate on your site. The workshop can accommodate groups of up to 40, but larger numbers can be arranged depending on your anticipated outcomes as these will change with the size of the group.
Single faith, multi faith and themed days are available all of which can be tailored to your syllabus needs.
Provides a wider understanding of others
Shows different groups how they might work together, this will be essential for the production of a live radio show
Delivers some key components of RE both in single and multi faith settings
As with all live School Radio, this will give opportunities to speak and to be heard