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  1. 1. AS/ A2 Religious Studies Teacher Courses London and Manchester October 2010 - March 2011 RS HE FI TEAC RST www.teachersfirst.org.uk There’s always something new to learn
  2. 2. Welcome to Teachers First Welcome to the Teachers First programme of Religious Studies courses for 2010/11. Our aim is to offer a programme of one-day courses and conferences that support the teaching and learning of Religious Studies using active learning methods through paper-based and technological approaches. The courses are specifically designed for all teachers, experienced as well as NQTs, who wish to develop their subject knowledge through our specialist days and for those looking for new strategies to stimulate and engage their students. These workshops are also suitable for graduates who are completing their training in a school environment under the school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) scheme. PGCE and final year students would also find our courses very heplful. We look forward to meeting you on one of our courses. AS/A2 Religious Studies Kind regards, Christine Neary Chrisine Neary t Conference Director. Course contents: AS/A2 Religious Studies: Business Ethics AS/A2 Religious Studies: Ethics of Sex and Human Relationships Edexcel AS Religious Studies- Unit 2 Investigations Edexcel A2 Religious Studies: Unit 4 Implications OCR AS/A2 Religious Studies: The lessons from the June 2010 examinations and moving ahead with the specification. OCR AS/A2 Religious Studies: improving learning and teaching in the more challenging topics AS/A2 Religious Studies- a guide to the first years of teaching A-level AS/A2 Religious Studies: AfL, Differentiation, improving grades and the A* AS/A2 Religious Studies: promoting and developing excellence in students’ essay writing.
  3. 3. AS/A2 Religious Studies: Business Ethics Course Features Guest speaker: Julian Baggini Business Ethics is a new topic area that has been included in the A-level specifications. This course has Co-founder and editor of the Philosophers’ Magazine, been specifically designed to provide delegates with Julian is a regular contributor to both television and an opportunity to reflect on this new area and how radio discussion programmes including, Thinking best to approach its delivery. Time will also be given Allowed, BBC Radio 4 and The Sunday Edition, BBC 3. He to the application of Ethical theories and guidance on writes regularly for the Guardian and his publications the development of examination skills to help improve include Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the results. English Mind (Granta 2007). Julian is a Fellow of the We are delighted to welcome Julian Baggini who will Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion and give a keynote presentation on an aspect of Business was a commissioner on the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Ethics followed by questions from delegates. Trust’s inquiry into destitution among asylum seekers which reported in 2007. Tutor: Jon Mayled Delegates will receive a file and/or CD containing detailed notes of the course Jon has been involved in the development of the new specifications and has been involved in public examinations as a teacher and an examiner since 1984. He has been Chief Examiner for one of the major Venue and date awarding bodies at ELC, GCSE and A-level and is a consultant for QCA. He now works for both Pre-U and London, Friday 5 November 2010 IB. Jon has extensive experience as an INSET leader and has written over eighty religious studies titles including Course fee £195 plus VAT the highly successful Philosophy and Ethics titles from Routledge. He is a contributor to REOnline and also writer and editor of BBC GCSE Bitesize RS books, videos and webpages. He is also a tutor for the Culham Institute. 9.30am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Issues in Business Ethics Business and consumers Employers and employees Business and the environment Business and globalisation 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: Resources for Business Ethics Books, films and the internet Ethical theories and case studies in Business Ethics 12.00am: Ethical theories and case studies in Business Ethics Training candidates in the application of Ethical theories to issues of Business Ethics 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Keynote speaker Julian Baggini - “Business Ethics” followed by questions from delegates 3.00pm: Bringing it all together Including contemporary examples in the delivery of Business Ethics 3.45pm: Day ends
  4. 4. AS/A2 Religious Studies: Ethics of Sex and Human Relationships Guest speaker: Julian Baggini Course Features Co-founder and editor of the Philosophers’ Magazine, Julian is a regular contributor to both television and radio discussion programmes including, Thinking Sex and human relationships is an important topic area Allowed, BBC Radio 4 and The Sunday Edition, BBC 3. He that has been included in the A-level specifications. writes regularly for the Guardian and his publications This course has been specifically designed to provide include Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the delegates with an opportunity to reflect on this new English Mind (Granta 2007). Julian is a Fellow of the area and how best to approach its delivery. Time will Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion and also be given to the application of Ethical theories and was a commissioner on the Joseph Rowntree Charitable guidance on the development of examination skills to Trust’s inquiry into destitution among asylum seekers help improve student outcomes. which reported in 2007. We are delighted to welcome Julian Baggini who will give a keynote presentation on an aspect of the Ethics of Sex and Human Relationships followed by questions from delegates. Tutor: Jon Mayled Jon has been involved in the development of the Delegates will receive a file and/or CD new specifications and has been involved in public containing detailed notes of the course examinations as a teacher and an examiner since 1984. He has been Chief Examiner for one of the major awarding bodies at ELC, GCSE and A-level and is a Venue and date consultant for QCA. He now works for both Pre-U and IB. Jon has extensive experience as an INSET leader and London, Thursday 11 November 2010 has written over eighty religious studies titles including the highly successful Philosophy and Ethics titles Course fee £195 plus VAT from Routledge. He is a contributor to REOnline and also writer and editor of BBC GCSE Bitesize RS books, videos and webpages. He is also a tutor for the Culham Institute. 9.30am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Issues in the Ethics of sex and human relationships Issues surrounding sexual ethics-premarital & extra-marital sex, contraception and homosexuality The application and different approaches of ethical theories listed above to sexual ethics Different faith views in relation to Sexual Ethics 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: Resources for Sexual Ethics Books films and the internet 11.45am: Ethical theories and case studies in sexual ethics Guiding candidates in the application of Ethical theories to issues of Sexual Ethics 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Keynote speaker Julian Baggini - “Sexual Ethics” followed by questions from delegates 3.00pm: Bringing it all together Including contemporary examples in the delivery of Sexual Ethics 3.45pm: Day ends
  5. 5. Edexcel AS Religious Studies - Unit 2 Investigations Course features Tutors: Sarah Tyler & Gordon Reid The day has been specifically designed for all those teaching the new Edexcel unit 2 specification. It provides an opportunity to examine the unit in detail and The course will be led by Gordon Reid and Sarah Tyler consider what material should be taught in addition who are both highly experienced teachers, authors and to the skill levels demanded. Feedback from the unit 2 senior examiners. Gordon, an experienced Principal summer examination will also be given. Examiner for Religious Studies has also been Head of Religious studies for over 16 years. Sarah is also Principal examiner for a major examination board and has been a very successful Head of Religious Studies for many years. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD They are co-authors of Advanced Religious Studies, a containing detailed notes of the course popular textbook for AS and A2 students. Venue and date London, Friday 1 October 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Philosophy of Religion Options 11.15am: Morning coffee 11.30am: Ethics Options 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Feedback from summer exam 2.45pm: Afternoon tea 3.00pm: Other options: Study of Religion and New Testament 3.45pm: Day ends
  6. 6. Edexcel A2 Religious Studies: Unit 4 Implications Course features Tutors: Sarah Tyler & Gordon Reid The day has been specifically designed for all those teaching the new Edexcel Unit 4 specification. It provides an opportunity to examine the unit in detail The course will be led by Gordon Reid and Sarah Tyler and consider what material should be taught in addition who are both highly experienced teachers, authors and to the skill levels demanded. Feedback from the unit 4 senior examiners. Gordon, an experienced Principal summer examination will also be given. Examiner for Religious Studies has also been Head of Religious studies for over 16 years. Sarah is also Principal examiner for a major examination board and has been a very successful Head of Religious Studies for many years. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD They are co-authors of Advanced Religious Studies, a containing detailed notes of the course popular textbook for AS and A2 students. Venue and date London, Friday 15 October 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Overview of Unit 4 10.15am: Delegates must now choose either Philosophy or Ethics Options Philosophy: Ayer or Ethics: Lafollette 11.15am: Morning coffee 11.30pm: Philosophy: Donovan or Ethics: Jamieson 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Philosophy: Westphal or Ethics: Scheenwind 2.45pm: Feedback from the summer examination 3.30pm: Individual questions 3.45pm: Day ends
  7. 7. OCR AS/A2 Religious Studies: Lessons from the June 2010 examinations and improving student outcomes Course features Tutor: Jon Mayled This day is intended to give teachers the opportunity to reflect on the June 2010 examinations and to identify important issues which could help to enhance student Jon has been involved in the development of the performance. In addition it provides an opportunity to new specifications and has been involved in public review the demands of the new A2 units and how they examinations as a teacher and an examiner since may be addressed. 1984. He has been Chief Examiner for one of the major awarding bodies at ELC, GCSE and A-level and is a consultant for QCA. He now works for both Pre-U and IB. Jon has extensive experience as an INSET leader and Delegates will receive a file and/or CD has written over eighty religious studies titles including containing detailed notes of the course the highly successful Philosophy and Ethics titles from Routledge. He is a contributor to REOnline and also writer and editor of BBC GCSE Bitesize RS books, videos and webpages. He is also a tutor for the Culham Venues and dates Institute. London, Friday 22 October 2010 Manchester, Thursday 14 October 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: AS/A2 – The First Aggregations Reviewing examiners’ comments from June 2010 Identifying important issues for learning and teaching 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: AS/A2: Planning Ahead What’s new and how much does an A-level student need to know? Identifying important issues for learning and teaching. 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Resourcing What is new? What is good? 2.00pm: New topics: Attributes of God, Religion and Science/Business Ethics 2.30pm: Active learning strategies for AS/A2 3.30pm: Day ends
  8. 8. OCR AS/A2 Religious Studies: Improving learning and teaching in the more challenging topics Course features Tutor: Jon Mayled This course is designed to help all teachers be up-to- date with new ideas in key areas of the Philosophy and Ethics specifications. There will be an opportunity Jon has been involved in the development of the to review delivery of the more difficult concepts new specifications and has been involved in public within the options. Group discussion will focus on the examinations as a teacher and an examiner since misconceptions and misinterpretations which many 1984. He has been Chief Examiner for one of the major AS and A2 students have in order to improve student awarding bodies at ELC, GCSE and A-level and is a outcomes. consultant for QCA. He now works for both Pre-U and IB. Jon has extensive experience as an INSET leader and has written over eighty religious studies titles including the highly successful Philosophy and Ethics titles Delegates will receive a file and/or CD from Routledge. He is a contributor to REOnline and containing detailed notes of the course also writer and editor of BBC GCSE Bitesize RS books, videos and webpages. He is also a tutor for the Culham Institute. Venue and date London, Friday 10 December 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: The Specifications and the ‘problem’ areas The Existence of God 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15pm: Problem of Evil Attributes of God Religion and Science Resourcing Active teaching strategies Assessment 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Ethics Natural Law Virtue Ethics Conscience Business, Sex and Environment Resourcing Active teaching strategies Assessment 3.45pm: Day ends
  9. 9. AS/A2 Religious Studies A guide to the first years of teaching A level Course features Tutor: Jon Mayled The course aims to build up confidence and develop the skills for teachers in their first terms of teaching AS and A level. The day is suitable for all specifications and will Jon has been involved in the development of the give teachers guidance on what is required for success at new specifications and has been involved in public the new AS levels and how to equip themselves to step examinations as a teacher and an examiner since up to A2. 1984. He has been Chief Examiner for one of the major awarding bodies at ELC, GCSE and A-level and is a consultant for QCA. He now works for both Pre-U and IB. Jon has extensive experience as an INSET leader and Delegates will receive a file and/or CD has written over eighty religious studies titles including containing detailed notes of the course the highly successful Philosophy and Ethics titles from Routledge. He is a contributor to REOnline and also writer and editor of BBC GCSE Bitesize RS books, videos and webpages. He is also a tutor for the Culham Venues and dates Institute. London, Monday 11 October 2010 Manchester, Tuesday 19 October 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Introducing A level Overview of specifications Progression from GCSE to A level Schemes of work 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: Philosophy and Ethics Skills and understanding Strategies for successful learning and teaching Achieving stretch and challenge Resources 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Philosophy- strategies and ideas 2.15pm: Ethics Utilitarianism 2.45pm: Afternoon tea 3.00pm: Assessment Understanding what the examiners want Making assessment part of learning Past papers and mark schemes 3.45pm: Day ends
  10. 10. AS/A2 Religious Studies: AfL, Differentiation, Improving Grades and the A* Course features Tutor: Jon Mayled This course is designed for teachers who are looking to make a direct impact with effective strategies in their classroom. There will be Jon has been involved in the development of the guidance on the demands of the examination and how new specifications and has been involved in public to encourage the development of higher level skills to examinations as a teacher and an examiner since improve outcomes and motivate students at all levels. 1984. He has been Chief Examiner for one of the major Time will be given to debate and consider the awarding bodies at ELC, GCSE and A-level and is a issues surrounding the A* grade. consultant for QCA. He now works for both Pre-U and IB. Jon has extensive experience as an INSET leader and has written over eighty religious studies titles including Delegates will receive a file and/or CD the highly successful Philosophy and Ethics titles containing detailed notes of the course from Routledge. He is a contributor to REOnline and also writer and editor of BBC GCSE Bitesize RS books, videos and webpages. He is also a tutor for the Culham Institute. Venue and date London, Tuesday 9 November 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Differentiation – Why and How? Why do we need to Differentiate How can this be done Principles of Differentiation 10.30am: Resources Resources: books, the internet and film for all levels of ability 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15pm: Supporting Students Developing essential skills for learning- independence and thinking skills Assessment for Learning 12.00pm: Active Learning Techniques Thinking outside of the textbook 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Differentiation Methods and do they Work? Differentiated worksheets Differentiated resources Core and Extension 2.45pm: Planning a Scheme of Work to Cover all Abilities A workshop activity to plan lessons and schemes of work 3.45pm: Day ends
  11. 11. AS/A2 Religious Studies: Promoting and developing excellence in students’ essay writing Course features Tutor: Jon Mayled Advanced level Religious Studies is almost entirely assessed by essays. This course aims to support teachers in helping students to develop the necessary skills to Jon has been involved in the development of the achieve success in this assessment. new specifications and has been involved in public Time will be spent considering the essential skills examinations as a teacher and an examiner since required by tackling the more challenging areas of the 1984. He has been Chief Examiner for one of the major specification. There will be an opportunity to review awarding bodies at ELC, GCSE and A-level and is a student exemplars combined with feedback from an consultant for QCA. He now works for both Pre-U and examiner. IB. Jon has extensive experience as an INSET leader and has written over eighty religious studies titles including the highly successful Philosophy and Ethics titles Delegates will receive a file and/or CD from Routledge. He is a contributor to REOnline and containing detailed notes of the course also writer and editor of BBC GCSE Bitesize RS books, videos and webpages. He is also a tutor for the Culham Institute. Venues and dates Course fee £195 plus VAT London, Thursday 3 March 2011 Manchester, Thursday 10 February 2011 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: AS Religious Studies Teaching students to take notes Teaching students to read to develop sufficient subject knowledge Getting started – teaching students to write good essays 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: Writing essays on the challenging topics at AS Religion and Science Religious Ethics How to improve essays on these and all AS areas What the examiner wants to see 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Writing essays on the challenging topics at A2 Business Ethics Environmental Ethics Virtue Ethics How to improve essays on these and all A2 areas What the examiner wants to see 3.00pm: Bringing it together How to turn classroom discussions into great essays. Making sure students present their best in the exams Supporting key skills in the classroom to prepare students to write great essays Tracking, reviewing and ensuring good progress 3.45pm: Day ends
  12. 12. Teacher Day Booking Form )0844 800 5292 20844 800 5295 8bookings@teachersfirst.org.uk Or return the booking form to us at the address given below. We will then confirm your booking and issue an invoice. Payment is required 2 weeks before the date of the workshop. Course details will be sent out to you about 10 days before the course, after the receipt of payment. Please telephone us if you have not received them by this time. Further information on this and other events can be found on our website www.teachersfirst.org.uk Teacher Courses Venue Date Course fee per Number of head (plus VAT) places required AS/A2 Religious Studies: Business Ethics London 05/11/10 £195 AS/A2 Religious Studies: Ethics of Sex and Human London 11/11/10 £195 Relationships Edexcel AS Religious Studies: Unit 2 investigations London 01/10/10 £195 Edexcel A2 Religious Studies: Unit4 Implications London 15/10/10 £195 London 22/10/10 OCR AS/A2 Religious Studies: Lessons from the June £195 2010 examinations and improving student outcomes Manchester 14/10/10 OCR AS/A2 Religious Studies: Improving learning and London 10/12/10 £195 teaching in the more challenging topics London 11/10/10 £195 AS/A2 Religious Studies - Teaching for the first time Manchester 19/10/10 £195 £195 AS/A2 Religious Studies: AfL, Differentiation, London 09/11/10 Improving grades and the A* £195 London 03/03/11 £195 AS/A2 Religious Studies: promoting and developing excellence in students’ essay writing Manchester 10/02/11 £195 Delegate School / College Address & Postcode RS Telephone Mobile HE FI TEAC Office e-mail address RST Delegate e-mail address Please return to: There’s always something Teachers First LLP, PO Box 659, Stockport, SK2 7WF. new to learn Teachers First reserves the right to amend the programme where circumstances dictate.

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