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Approaching Religion Through Story: RME Teaching Resource Book 2016

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Original languageEnglish
TypeTeaching resources
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
Number of pages78
Publication statusPublished - 2016


Stories are a fundamental part of human experience, to the extent that some people believe that it is our ability to tell and comprehend stories that sets us apart from other animals. All the religious traditions of the world use stories to communicate, explore and sometimes challenge their beliefs and practices. Stories draw you in to a new world – the storyworld – and leave you open to respond in an individual way, developing empathy and imagination. For these reasons and more, stories are an excellent tool for learning about religion.

This booklet contains stories from Christian and Buddhist traditions for use in schools. Introductory material is included to help give the teacher confidence and context for using the story. Suggested questions are provided to prompt reflection on the most suitable uses for the story. However, the resources will need to be adjusted as necessary to different levels and learners.

    Research areas

  • RME, teaching resources, stories

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