Webinar IV

Webinar IV: Religious Education and higher order learning

How Interfaith Explorers supports the development of higher order thinking skills and help pupils to understand the diverse world around them.

Tuesday 21st October 2014 | 4:00pm–4:45pm (45 minutes)

The new national curriculum emphasizes the importance of higher order learning to promote skills such as ’problem solving’, ‘critical thinking’ and ‘creativity’ as well as knowledge building.

They are activated when pupils encounter unfamiliar problems, uncertainties, questions, or dilemmas – all pertinent in the study of RE and the experience of living in multi-ethnic, multi-faith and pluralistic communities. Successful applications of these skills result in explanations, decisions and performances that facilitate open-minded, flexible attitudes in pupils.

Interfaith Explorers offers teachers a useful RE, Citizenship and PSHE educational resource to helps pupils prepare for a rapidly changing world – promoting the qualities young people need to live successful and fulfilled lives in the 21st century - and understand the diverse world emerging around them.

It helps develop the attributes and abilities of confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens.

This webinar will cover:

  1. The key principles to use when engaging pupils in higher order thinking in RE;
  2. How Interfaith Explorers ‘I-Can’ levels can support the development of skills effective in high quality RE;
  3. Activities and resources that can support the acquisition of higher learning skills.


Claire Clinton, Religious Education Advisor

Claire Clinton is an experienced teacher within EYFS, Primary and Secondary education. She has over 20 years of classroom experience, and 16 years of advisory work at a national and local level. Claire is presently the Religious Education Advisor for the London Borough of Newham for six years prior to which she was a RE consultant for the London Borough of Redbridge and Essex County Council.

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A recording of this webinar can be viewed here.