The Effective Teaching of Religious Education provides an accessible yet intellectually rigorous resource for all those involved in the teaching of RE in schools today.

Written with the needs of specialist and non-specialist teachers in mind, in both the primary and secondary sectors, it successfully integrates theory and practice, encouraging debate and reflection on a broad range of issues in what is often regarded as a complex and often controversial subject area.

The second edition has been written with the collaboration of a new co-author, Penny Thompson and has been thoroughly updated, revised and extended to include:

A new chapter on the place of Christianity in RE

New material on the purpose of RE and on the relationship of RE to other subjects

A new Appendix on tackling assessment and syllabus requirements

A new companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/watson-thompson including an overview of the use of ICT in RE teaching, web links and practical resources for use in the classroom.

part I|49 pages

Role of RE in Society Today

chapter 1|11 pages

The Effective Teacher of RE

chapter 2|18 pages

RE - Erratic Boulder?

chapter 3|18 pages

Giving Religion a Chance

part II|60 pages

What do we Mean by Religion?

chapter 4|20 pages

The Purpose of RE

chapter 5|19 pages


chapter 6|19 pages

Other World Religions

part III|50 pages

Skills for Understanding

chapter 7|16 pages

Concepts and Imagination

chapter 8|19 pages

Truth-Claims and Thinking Skills

chapter 9|13 pages

Interpreting Scripture

part IV|51 pages

Extending the Curriculum

chapter 10|19 pages

RE and the Rest of the Curriculum

chapter 11|15 pages

Worship and Education

chapter 12|15 pages

Encouraging Spiritual Development