Teachers’ perspectives

Valerie Brixelova is researching the benefits and challenges of the use of specialist teachers for the teaching of RE. Take part by completing a short questionnaire which can be found here

Teachers and schools wanted to work with the CEFAW research team

Prof. David Clough is developing educational resources based on his Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare project. The project is looking for RE teachers at Primary or Secondary level to join a one-year project developing educational resources related to the project findings for use in schools. Teachers will meet monthly online with the Research Team, attend an in-person residential including a farm visit, receive funding for two days supply cover, and have the opportunity to apply for a Farmington scholarship extending this cover to 30 days. There is also the opportunity to gain MA module credit for work on the project. The deadline for expressions of interest is 30th January. Find out more here.

David is also looking to work with schools on ways his Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare project might inform the life of the school, such as assemblies, catering policies, or contact with local farms. The project is looking for a pilot group of schools to join a one-year project. Participating schools will develop an action plan in dialogue with the Research Team relevant to the school’s context and interests. Case studies will be produced at the end of the project highlighting good practice for dissemination to other schools. The deadline for expressions of interest is 30th January. Find out more here.

Funded PhD studentships in Religious Studies at the Open University

Religious Studies at the Open University is pleased to invite proposals for full- and part-time PhD research – potentially with funding through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Programme (OOC DTP). Studentships are available for UK and international students. Please check our research areas to see what subject areas we can supervise. Initial enquiries can be sent to Prof Graham Harvey at FASS-ReligiousStudies-Enquiries@open.ac.uk. We strongly encourage potential applicants to discuss draft proposals with us as soon as possible. We will gladly consider proposals from people able to fund research themselves or from other sources.

The deadline for final applications is noon on 11 January 2022. There is an OU Application Form as well as one (asking for similar information) for applications to OOC DTP. The OU form requires a tick in a box in order for an applicant to be considered for an OOC DTP studentship. That is, both forms need to be completed by those seeking funding. For further information, see PhD study at the OU.


Post your Research Opportunity

Do you have a research opportunity you would like to let us know about? Email contact@reonline.org.uk