We've come a long way from the traditional 'chalk and talk' approach to RE teaching.
These days we can use a variety of teaching methods and resources to engage the students who come from the technological age. It's amazing to remember the 'slate boards' of the 1950's which have progressed to the smartboards of today and the 'wireless data projector' which only requires a plug-in flash drive for classroom presentations.
The links below can help with RE best practice catering for the different ways students learn according to their own level of faith development.
The principles of learning and teaching:
It has been claimed by some researchers that our intelligence or ability to understand the world around us is complex. Some people are better at understanding some things than others.
For some of us it is relatively easy to understand how a flower grows but it is immensely difficult for us to understand and use a musical instrument. For others music might be easy but playing football is difficult.
Instead of having one
intelligence it is claimed that we have several different intelligences.
These are listed below: (Howard Gardner's research)
Kinaesthetic - Body Smart
Linguistic - Word Smart
Logical - Number Smart
Interpersonal - People Smart
Intrapersonal - Myself Smart
Musical - Music Smart
Visual/Spatial - Picture Smart
Naturalistic - Nature Smart
What special intelligences do you have? You can find out by answering a few simple questions.
DR JULIA ATKIN
http://www.learning-by-design.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org