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KS1/2 RE - Big Ideas for Small People - Lesson Analysis

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Summary

How do you explain theological or philosophical concepts to a child? This discussion programme looks at how primary teachers can best plan, manage and assess RE learning which promotes the asking of big or puzzling questions.

Following a viewing of the "Big Ideas for Small People" lesson, the panel of practictioners and experts review key issues such as the use of stories in RE, techniques to open-up pupils' thinking, the use of vocabulary and the need to distance pupils from any one particular religion and its hidden assumptions.

The panel features Will Ord, a leading RE trainer in Philosophy for Children, Julie Grove, former head of the Association for Religious Education Inspectors, Advisors and Consultants (AREIAC), Paul Newbould, who teaches the "Big Ideas" lesson in primary schools and Kym Porter, a primary school teacher who helped develop the lesson.

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