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Speaking out of turn on Religious Education


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A joint meeting by the Religious and Moral Education SIG and Faith, Beliefs and Values in Education Research Group at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Professor James Conroy is Vice-Principal (Internationalisation) at the University of Glasgow and Professor of Religious and Philosophical Education.  He is Chair of the Journal of Moral education Trust and Chair of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.

His recent book, Does Religious Education Work? (2013, London: Bloomsbury) has received international acclaim as a “bold and necessarily non-privileging appraisal of the subject as it truly functions, rather than as the politics says it should” (Terence Lovat, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Newcastle, Australia) putting into “systematic controversy some of the taken-for-granted notions of religious education” (Yusef Waghid, Professor of Philosophy of Education, Stellenbosch University, South Africa) providing “food for thought that might help to better shape religious education in the future and to deal with indeed existing dysfunctional elements in current religious education practices.” (Siebren Miedema, Professor in Religious Education and Educational Foundations, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Join us for this seminar based on this publication.

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