Zoom event; ‘Improve your pedagogy, Upskill your RE’ – A Conversation@theRRC with Jan McGuire
“I am a non-specialist in RE, how can I ‘upskill’ in RE in a high challenge, low threat way?”
“How can I ‘upskill’ at the same time as building my curriculum and planning my lessons?”
©VAT in RE is a practical and manageable pedagogy aimed at upskilling teachers of RE through a collaborative planning and delivery process focusing on: Vocabulary, Artefacts and Texts.
Come along to this session, aimed at new and non-specialist RE teachers, experienced RE teachers supporting non-specialist RE teachers and anyone wanting to upskill in RE, to find out:
• What is VAT?
• Where do teachers find the VAT resources?
• How do teachers use them in the classroom?
Jan McGuire is a Religious Education and SMSC consultant. As an experienced Adviser for the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) Jan works as a trainer, governance officer and Adviser in RE for Local Authorities and educational organisations. Jan is involved in developing pedagogical solutions, regional and national curriculum materials for use within the broad area of RE, SMSC, cultural and religious diversity. Jan is named lead author and editor of the ‘Teaching Controversial Issues Toolkit’, adopted by the UN in 2018 and the Religious Education leadership mentoring (AREIAC REvitalise) programme adopted by CSGT. Jan’s VAT in RE (Value Added Teaching) pedagogical approach for upskilling RE teachers is currently being incorporated into a national digital learning tool for EYFS RE. An experienced classroom teacher and leader in RE for over 25 years, teaching from Primary through to Higher Education level, Jan provides training and support in all aspects of RE and SMSC.