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Conference 2015 [Further Reading]

Here we can suggest some further reading as recommended by our speakers:

Buddhism - provided by Barbara Usher
  • Clear vision website, online and printed resources for KS 2—5. Much audio-visual materials.
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  • Wildmild: a step-by-step guide to meditation by Bodhipaksa
  • Exploring Karrma and Rebirth by Nagapriya for A level teaching/teacher reading
  • Destructive Emotions: and how we can overcome them by Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman (story of scientific collaboration between Dalai Lama, scientists and philosophers into effects of meditation)
  • Anything by Dalai Lama , and Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Buddhism:: a very short introduction by Damien Keown OUP for background reading
  • Nelson Thornes textbooks Religions and Beliefs, as they are written by practising members of the faiths.
Religious Literacy: Face to Faith - provided by Jo Malone
  • For more information about the programme:
  • For reading about dialogue, a good introduction is: Dialogue Theories edited by Paul Weller, Frances Sleap and Omer Sener. Also try Paulo Freire’s writings. 
  • An excellent paper by Bob Jackson is Signposts: Policy and Practice for Teaching About Religions and Non-religious World Views in Intercultural Education, which makes the case for religious literacy in all classrooms and the case for a dialogical approach to learning about different faiths and beliefs.
Islam - provided by Monawar Hussain and Deborah Weston
Judaism - provided by Judith Vandervelde
  • In terms of follow up it would be great if you could pass on the message that the Jewish Museum is a resource for schools! In particular they should look at:
  • The in-class resource which I demonstrated during the conference and which is great for encouraging students to look at objects in our collections to further their understanding of Judaism:
  • For booking education workshops (for Primary and Secondary) groups visiting the Jewish Museum:
  • In the Q and A a few questions arose about visits to schools, particularly those who feel that antisemitism is an issue should be directed to a specific outreach (ie in school) programme which we run called ‘Connecting Lives’:
  • A short film explaining this in more detail: - This is subtitled ‘you look Jewish but you don’t dress Jewish’ and is a good way to demonstrate also how objects can be used to address misconceptions about Judaism and Jewish people and to extend students’ learning in general for all ages and all levels of prior knowledge.