Background to the conference and its importance for the RE Community
The conference brings together the concept of exchange with the Culham St Gabriel’s and Templeton World Charity Foundation Research7 funded projects. In light of the Commission on RE report (2018) and wider educational discourse, there is an increased desire within the RE professional community to root classroom practice in research. This conference aims to further this paradigm shift seeking to become a pivotal moment within the RE Community for researcher- practitioner collaboration.
There is evidence of increasing interest amongst teachers regarding engagement with research. For example, the rise in the ResearchEd movement (www.researched.org.uk), as well as the work of the Chartered College of Teaching and the influence of their journal, Impact. In relation to RE specifically, this is evidenced in the increasing numbers registering with the Research4RE website https://researchforre.reonline.org.uk and a NATRE hosted #REChatUk twitter event which focused on research. Teachers have identified the need for opportunities to engage further with RE specific research. This conference provides a unique occasion for teachers and researchers to exchange knowledge.
Book a place: Please use this Eventbrite link to book for the conference. We advise booking as early as possible as places are limited. Note: If the event cannot take place face-to-face a virtual event will be organised instead on the same day.