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December

Terrorism has no religion

OUR NEXT WEBINAR AIRS AT 4PM ON THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER

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Come and join us on Thursday 10th December 2015 for our next webinar with RE expert Claire Clinton, who will be discussing how different religions address the issue of violence; and how sensitive and controversial issues relating to religious violence and terrorism can be effectively addressed through RE, PSHE and Citizenship.

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November

RE & Citizenship Education

OUR NEXT WEBINAR AIRS AT 4PM ON THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER!

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RE & Citizenship Education: how citizenship education can foster understanding between different faiths.

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October

Interfaith Week 2015

OUR NEXT WEBINAR AIRS AT 4PM ON THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER!

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How Interfaith Week 2015 can help enhance RE provision across your whole school.

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September

Professor David Khalili

Interfaith Explorers founder makes speech on ‘Educating Global Citizens’ 24th September

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'Educating for Citizenship in a Global World' speech at event organised by the Global Business Coalition for Education during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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Peace

OUR NEXT WEBINAR AIRS AT 4PM ON THURSDAY 24 JULY!

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How to use peacemaking education to support the delivery of RE, Citizenship, PSHE & SMSC.

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July

Religion

OUR NEXT WEBINAR AIRS AT 4PM ON TUESDAY 14TH JULY!

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The role of ‘values education’ in schools & community cohesion

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Prevent Duty

Religious Education and the new Prevent Duty

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Today marks the day when the new Prevent duty comes into force, placing a requirement on all schools to prevent people being drawn into terrorism.

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June

RE & Secular World Views Webinar 18th June

RE & Secular World Views Webinar 18th June

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How to handle non-religious views in the classroom.

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May

Critical Thinking

OUR NEXT WEBINAR AIRS AT 4PM ON THURSDAY 14TH MAY!

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How critical thinking can support pupils in their ability to question and think for themselves.

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April

Core Values

OUR NEXT WEBINAR AIRS AT 4PM ON THURSDAY 23RD APRIL!

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Using SMSC to develop best practice in your school

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March

Extremism

OUR NEXT WEBINAR AIRS AT 4PM ON THURSDAY 26TH MARCH!

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Extremism - how to handle conversations with pupils and parents

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July

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Celebrating Diversity Webinar 10th July

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Webinar 2 - How it can help support the delivery of SMSC development in schools

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June

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Interfaith Explorers Webinar Series (June and July 2014)

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Webinar 1 - Ramadan Muslim pupils and fasting. Ramadan - what teachers and schools need to know

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May

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Interfaith Explorers teacher workshops - a HUGE success!

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Following a successful series of Interfaith Explorers Teacher Workshops last term in Newcastle, Bradford, London, Leeds, Manchester and Leicester, our thanks to all our host schools who gave the IFE team and teachers from across the UK such a warm welcome!

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April

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Interfaith Explorers Teacher Workshops

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This week sees the start of the Interfaith Explorers teacher workshops, with three events in Newcastle, Bradford and London. Next week our workshops move to Leeds and Manchester, followed by Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham after SATs are done.

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February

National Story Telling Week

National Story Telling Week

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National Story Telling Week brings together teachers and pupils as tellers and listeners to celebrate the power of the spoken story. Schools across the UK are using Interfaith Explorers as a resource for traditional tales to share aloud.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week

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This week is a great opportunity to explore our resources – try a taster activity, discover our six week learning unit or explore our wide range of video resources. Our Teacher Page can help you on your journey

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January

World Religion Day

World Religion Day

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Are you celebrating World Religion Day at school? How about trying some of our taster activities or exploring our pupil resources? Our For Teacher page can explain how to use the resource further

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Let

Welcome Back!

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Are you looking for new exciting activities to try in class this year to add to your PSHE and or RE lessons? Have a go at our taster activities

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December

Interfaith Work

More Interfaith Work

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Beeston Primary in Leeds have shared with us some great photos from their Interfaith Work

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Eastward Primary

Our Interfaith Week

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Feedback from schools showing what activities they did during IF week.

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

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As we approach the Holiday Season - it is a perfect time to explore important themes across the religions such as food, traditions and symbols. Explore our Pupil Resources to discover more

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November

Interfaith Week Challenge

Interfaith Week Challenge takes children on an exciting adventure of discovery to help them value the cultural diversity of modern Britain

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As IF Week approaches we are challenging all primary schools to get involved by taking up our IF Challenge! The premise that there is more that unites us than divides us is at the heart of IF Explorers, a message ...

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October

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Primary Teacher Update - Resource Focus

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Interfaith Explorers features in November edition of Priamry Teacher update

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You Gotta have Faith!

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PTA magazine discussing the importance of RE and embracing multifaith learning and celebrations

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REC

Proposed RE Curriculum as national benchmark

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Following on Ofsted's RE report, the Religious Education Council has proposed a RE curriculum framework which could be used as a "national benchmark" for RE. The report also highlighted the need for improved teacher training in subject delivery. Our Learning Resource and Teacher Guidance is already well aligned to these proposals

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Mapped across subject areas, not just for RE

Mapped across subject areas

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In a recent report (Religious education: realising the potential, Oct 2013) Ofsted highlighted that RE was being isolated from the rest of the curriculum leading to missed opportunities to support pupil’s learning more widely. Interfaith Explorers offers support for RE and PSHE lessons as well as covering curriculum points ranging from literacy and numeracy to music, art and design.

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September

Religious dress – Classroom discussions

Religious dress – Classroom discussions

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There has been a lot of media attention regarding the wearing of Headscarfs and religious dress in recent days. Let your pupils explore views on religious dress in our Pupil Resources - click on the box Dress to explore different views

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Parents value a teacher’s role in promoting values

Parents value a teacher’s role in promoting values

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‘Some 84% of the parents polled said it was part of the role of a teacher to encourage good morals and values in students’. (BBC, 2013) Explore our activities on values, which has a link to (NC 2014 – Spoken Language)

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Introducing The Challenge

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Phase One – RE Independent Research (3a, 3b, 1g) - This activity introduces the Challenge through Professor Khalili’s video and letter. It also provides the opportunity for vocabulary development through identifying the Key Words of The Challenge.

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What we already know

What do we Already Know?

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Phase One – RE Independent Research (1a, 1b, 1c)- This activity provides the opportunity for Pupils to explore and discuss what they already know about The Three Abrahamic Faiths. It also provides support for Teachers in dealing with difficult issues.

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Collective Memory

Collective Memory

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Phase One – RE Independent Research (1c)- This activity is a Thinking Skills strategy that can be used to present pupils with the ‘basics’ of the three Abrahamic faiths while providing an opportunity to plan, review and evaluate their actions.

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Lemons activity

Lemons Activity

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Phase One – PSHCE – This activity introduces the ideas of similarities, differences and valuing uniqueness through the identification of lemons while providing the opportunity to examine the concept of stereotypes.

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Seeing Things Differently

Seeing Things Differently

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Phase One – PSHCE (Why People Do Not Always Agree?) – This activity supports pupils’ thinking around seeing things from another perspective/viewpoint. Using mirrors and lenses pupils can explore how they can see the same things differently.

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Let’s Peace Together Our World

Let’s Peace Together Our World

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Phase One – Art and Design – This activity helps pupils explore the meaning/play on words of Lets Peace Together our World.

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