This long-awaited second edition is an accessible, practical guide for primary teachers. It covers the teaching of religious education at the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Taking account of the changes to RE over the last decade, it maps out and considers the implications for teachers of: * changes that have taken place over the last few years with regard to changing aims and objectives in the subject * the legal framework * the broadening understanding of the notion of religion * concern for spiritual development * emergence of citizenship as an additional component of the curriculum * introduction of formal guidelines to the content of RE * teaching Christianity and other world faiths * tackling important topics and contemporary issues * planning RE across the primary school * planning a unit of work * using different teaching approaches * monitoring and assessing progress. The book is full of practical examples and will also contain a uesful resources section. In addition there will be a chapter on key religions, which will look at Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd