REShare

A Project with and for Teachers of Religious Education in Australian Catholic Secondary Schools




  • Aims

    General Aims

    The aims of this project are twofold:

    • First, to create a place where teachers and prospective teachers can meet to share resources and teaching strategies for teaching Religious Education (RE).
    • Second, to build a prayerful community in which RE teachers can find support for the oftentimes challenging task they undertake.

    Specific Aims

    • To foster an environment that promotes excellence in RE teaching.
    • To build up a database of RE resources and teaching strategies.
    • To build up a community of RE educators from around Australia in order to foster collaboration between dioceses.
    • To share resources and teaching strategies that meet the real needs of teachers in the classroom.
    • To develop a shared understanding of the unique and irreplaceable role of the teacher in religious education as witness and instructor.
  • Structure

    Meetings will be scheduled, during NSW Term time, fortnightly on ZOOM from 3:30-4:00pm. The structure will be as follows:

    Introductory Prayer: 1-2 minutes

    Presentation of a Resource: 10-15 minutes


    • A resource that has been developed by a RE teacher will be presented.
    • A summary sheet of the resource will be shared.

    Feedback: 10 min


    • Ideas are shared on how the resource or strategy can be used.
    • Ideas for development or adaption of the resource/strategy can be shared.
    • Points of the presentation can be clarified during this time.

    Closing Prayer: 1-2 minutes

  • Schedule

    DateTopic
    February 10 Introduction to the Bible Timeline: Scripture and History
    February 24 Reading Scripture: The First Creation Narrative (Gen 1)
    March 10 Reading Scripture: The Second Creation Narrative (Gen 2-3)
    March 24 Prayer: Lectio Divina and Visio Divina (Principles and Procedures)
  • Who is this for?

    • Secondary teachers
    • Pre-service teachers
    • RE Staff of diocesan offices
    • Anyone involved in the formation of RE teachers
  • Previous Presentations

    SessionDateTopicVideoHandout

    1

    February 10

    Introduction to the Bible Timeline: Scripture and History

       

    2

    February 24

    Reading Scripture: The First Creation Narrative (Gen 1)

    3

    March 10

    Reading Scripture: The Second Creation Narrative (Gen 2-3)

     

    4

    March 24

    Prayer: Lectio Divina and Visio Divina (Principles and Procedures)

  • Register

    Sessions are completely free and will run from 3:30 - 4:00pm. Come for one session or become a regular! We look forward to seeing you there! Contact the UNDA School of Philosophy and Theology at REShare@nd.edu.au to register.