LOL (Laugh Out Loud): the place of humour in RE

James, Maria (2013) LOL (Laugh Out Loud): the place of humour in RE. In: James, Maria and Renowden, Jane and West-Burnham, John, (eds.) Rethinking the curriculum: embedding moral and spiritual growth in teaching and learning. Brown Dog Books & The Self Publishing Partnership, Bath, pp. 175-191. ISBN 9781903056424

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Abstract

This chapter draws on research undertaken with those learning to be non-specialist primary teachers, many of whom approach Religious Education (RE) with marked apprehension. In consequence, the argument is that humour used as part of the RE teacher's ontological disposition and pedagogical repertoire can help create an atmosphere more conducive to engagement and encounter in a subject where ironically, ultimate questions of life often become a serious focus.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; Curriculum; Quality of life; Pegagogy; Learning; Spiritual and moral development; Early career teachers; Religious Education
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
300 Social sciences > 371 Schools & their activities; special education
300 Social sciences > 375 Curricula
School/Department: School of Education, Theology and Leadership
Depositing User: Catherine O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 09:33
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2014 09:33
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/664

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