RE:Connect is a new project designed to help deepen teachers’ understanding and confidence for exploring the environmental crisis through the lens of religions and worldviews in RE. The project comes in three parts:
- A survey of teachers of RE, hearing their views on what part environmental concerns currently play in
RE/Religions and Worldviews, and how this might be expanded in future.
- An innovative Teacher Fellowship programme, to run in autumn 2021/spring 2022, in which four primary and four secondary teachers from the WM region work together with experts in the field to deepen their subject knowledge and work together to create new resources for RE.
- A dissemination phase in which new resources are pilot-tested and fellowship programme participants are supported to become ambassadors for further work in this field.
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.
Take part in the survey here (open until 31 July 2021).
To apply for our Teacher Fellowship programme, read more details here (applications open, 7 July to 26 July).
A dedicated project website will be set up over the coming months.