Case Studies

The case studies on this page illustrate the journey of some current researchers who work in education, as well as details of some current research being undertaken in Religion and Worldviews.

We hope the case studies below will help inspire more people within the Religion and Worldview community to engage in and with research.

We will be adding to this over time, so do check back.

Jo Fraser-Pearce & Alexis Stones

What distinctive contribution does RE make to the development of epistemic literacy in relation to big questions in religion and science?

Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare

A three-teacher case study. Nadia Nadeem, Simon Archer and Scarlett Hayward share their experiences with CEFAW Education.

Karen Steele

Subject Leader for RS on her project on analysing Islamic texts at GCSE at the Edge Hill RE Subject Knowledge Summer School

Elaine Arundell

Diocesan adviser investigates whether song in RE and worship is just a ‘fun’ activity or if it could have a meaningful impact

Zoe Higgins

Primary Teacher and Religion & Worldviews Lead joins a Teacher Fellowship Programme

Rebecca Wright

Head of RE at a secondary school joins a Teacher Fellowship Programme

Dr Lucy Peacock

An interdisciplinary researcher whose PhD research into interfaith encounters in schools provided an unexpected opportunity to engage in RE debates.

Mark Plater

My Research Journey: LAR-D programme

Fay Lowe

Researching the extent to which a locally agreed syllabus can meet the moral development needs of white British working-class boys.

Conor George

Opening Doors: How Educational Research empowered and inspired me

Catriona Card

My RE Research Journey - from Farmington Scholarship to MA to Stage 2 Leadership Programme and beyond