RE:Connect is designed to help deepen teachers’ understanding and confidence for exploring the environmental crisis through the lens of religions and worldviews in RE. Its centrepiece is an innovative Teacher Fellowship programme, first run in autumn 2021/spring 2022, and running again in autumn 2023-spring 2024, in which primary and four secondary teachers from work together with experts in the field to deepen their subject knowledge and work together to create new resources for RE. Curriculum resources will be made available on a new website, to be launched shortly (watch this space).
The initiative is run by Dr Jeremy Kidwell, Senior Lecturer in Theological Ethics at the University of Birmingham and Dr Ian Jones of St Peter’s Saltley Trust, supported by a steering group of experienced primary and secondary specialists, environmental scientists and practitioners.
For more details on the Teacher Fellowship Programme, click here
Watch a video about our experiences of the first RE:Connect Teacher Fellowship Programme, recorded as part of RExChange 2022, below. (We had a few technical issues at the start, so you can begin at 03:00 in!)