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Notice of public consultation event

Philosophical Perspectives on the Future of Religious Education:
the aims, justification and subject matter of RE


A response to the RE Council’s Review of Religious Education (Phase 2)

http://resubjectreview.recouncil.org.uk/ Supported jointly by the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
and the Forum for Religious and Spiritual Education (FORASE), King’s College London Public Meeting, 9th July 17:30 – 19:30 Respondents:

Dr Philip Barnes

Reader in Religious and Theological Education, King’s College London

Professor James Conroy

Professor of Religious and Philosophical Education, University of Glasgow

Andrew Copson

Chief Executive, British Humanist Association

Professor Denise Cush

Professor of Religion and Education, Bath Spa University
King’s College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Room 1.16

Waterloo Campus Directions: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/waterloo/Waterloo.aspx
To confirm attendance please contact David Aldridge (daldridge@brookes.ac.uk) Philosophical Perspectives …

Critical Realism at Oxford Brookes University

David Aldridge, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences In September 2012 the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, together with the Farmington Institute, sponsored a conference in ‘Critical Realism, Religion and Education’ that was attended by over sixty delegates from around the world, including education practitioners, undergraduates and research students and academics from a wide range of disciplines. The mutual interest of the conference was the question of how issues of religion, reality and truth are to be addressed in educational contexts and communities. Keynote speakers, all of international renown, included Professor Roy Bhaskar, World Scholar at the Institute of Education, University of London and the originator of the philosophy of critical realism, a theoretical approach that is increasingly gaining recognition as a methodological ‘under-labourer’ for research in the social sciences; Professor Alister McGrath, the reno…