Putting the non-religious into religious education | Chichester Humanists
Luke Donnellan is the Director of Understanding Humanism at Humanists UK where he leads their resource development, school speakers programme, and teacher training. He is the co-author of Understanding Humanism and creator of two online courses on humanism: Introducing humanism, and Humanist lives. Before working at Humanists UK he was a primary school teacher and a producer director of video resources for teachers and schools, and other factual entertainment programming.
We have seen an increasing recognition that religious education must involve more than just teaching about religion and today humanism is being taught about as an example of a non-religious worldview in more schools than ever. However, there is still a long way to go for humanism to be given equal recognition to the world's major religions within the curriculum. Luke Donnellan will discuss the current state of RE in schools, explain the challenges to accurate, high-quality teaching about humanism, and describe work of Humanists UK's education programme, Understanding Humanism.