Zoom event: Exploring the lived experience of individuals, families and communities through the lens of a five year old with Gill Vaisey, Religion and Worldviews Adviser, Books at Press
Provision of Religious Education for our younger pupils needs to be meaningful, relevant and age appropriate – engaging, stimulating and interactive. This can be seen as a challenge, and even a barrier by some practitioners.
With suitable tools and pedagogical approaches, practitioners can easily gain confidence and an enthusiasm to approach RE with our younger pupils.
In this session, Gill will share the pedagogical thinking behind her work, illustrate how this is embedded within her resources and consider the potential impact of this approach on the religion and worldviews education for young learners.
We will explore Gill’s experience of working with eight families, each of a different worldview and the influential curriculum resources that have been produced as a result of this innovative project: ‘Belonging and Believing’. Several of these resources are free to access and can be widely shared with advisers and practitioners to use in training and in the classroom.
The session will include time for reflection, questions and discussion about the project and the impact it is having on the provision of religion and worldviews education for young learners.
About Gill Vaisey
Gill Vaisey is a Religion and Worldviews Adviser and writer of high quality RE curriculum materials for practitioners and pupils. As an experienced primary school teacher and RE Subject Leader, Gill became an independent education consultant and has specialised in Early Years and Primary RE for over twenty years, providing support to teachers, LAs, Dioceses and SACREs across the UK.
To meet the needs of practitioners and pupils, Gill began writing and producing books and resource materials for the classroom. Her series of Puddles books were the first to be awarded accreditation for the Understanding Christianity project. Her Muslim story resources received an Early Years Excellence award and Belonging and Believing achieved Finalist in the Teach Primary Awards 2022.
Gill’s ‘Belonging and Believing’ project, working with eight families over three years, shares lived experience through the lens of a five-year old from within each family. These resources bring an exciting fresh approach to exploring different religions and worldviews with young children.
Gill’s high-quality advice, training and curriculum materials facilitate more enjoyable, accessible and meaningful RE for practitioners and pupils.
Gill’s work can be seen at www.booksatpress.co.uk
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