Legacy resources from PRS-LTSN and Discourse

Legacy resources from Philosophy and Religious Studies:
Learning and Teaching Support Network (PRS-LTSN) Journal
and Discourse

Curricula and Benchmarks – UG and PG taught

Mike Fearn and Leslie J. Francis. From A-level to Higher Education: Student Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religious Studies. Discourse, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 2004, pp. 58-91 [Available online].

Denise Cush. Engaged Religious Studies: Some Suggestions for the Content, Methods and Aims of Learning and Teaching in the Future Study of Religions. Discourse, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 2005, pp. 83–103 [Available online].

Learning outside the Classroom, Fieldwork and Study Trips

Opinderjit Kaur Takhar and Stephen Jacob. Confusing the Issue: Field Visits as a Strategy for Deconstructing Religious Boundaries. Discourse, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 2011, pp. 31-44 [Available online].

Catherine Robinson and Denise Cush. ‘Do They Really Believe That?’ Experiential Learning Outside the Theology and Religious Studies Classroom. Discourse, Vol. 10, No. 1, Autumn 2010, pp 55-72 [Available online].

Sophie Gilliat-Ray. Fieldwork Projects in the Sociology of Religion and the Development of Employability Skills: Findings from a Small-Scale Study. Discourse, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 2005, pp. 120-135 [Available online].

Catherine Robinson and Denise Cush. When the Twain Meet: Redefining ‘British’ Religions through Student Encounters with Religious Communities. Discourse, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 2011, pp. 15-30 [Available online].

Pedagogy – Research and Practice

Sophie Gilliat-Ray. Breaking Down the Classroom Walls: Innovative Teaching and Learning Methods in Religious Studies and Theology. PRS-LTSN Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 2003, pp. 200-210 [Available online].

Philip Tonner. Making Connections: Communication, Constructivism and Formative Assessment. Discourse, Vol 8, No 2, Spring 2009, pp. 173-186 [Available online].

Konstantinos Athanasopoulos. e-Learning Innovations and Innovative Practice. Discourse, Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring 2008, pp. 221-234 [Available online].

John I’Anson and Alison Jasper. New Lines of Flight? Negotiating Religions and Cultures in Gendered Educational Spaces. Discourse,  Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring 2006, pp. 75-98 [Available online].

James Nelson. Minding the Gap: Employing Formative Assessment Techniques. Discourse, Vol. 7, No. 1, Autumn 2007, pp. 179-190 [Available online].

Alison Le Cornu and Angie Pears. Reusable Electronic Learning Objects for Theology and Religious Studies. Discourse, Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 2007, pp. 143-158 [Available online].

Richard Noake and Sue Yore. Developing Creativity in the Theology and Religious Studies Curriculum. Discourse, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2010, pp. 113–147 [Available online].

Resources and Useful Links

Meriel Patrick. Fostering Effective and Appropriate Use of Online Resources: (Or: How Do We Stop Students Copying Their Essays From Wikipedia?). Discourse, Vol. 8, No. 1, Autumn 2008, pp. 99-111 [Available online].

David W. Concepción. How to Assure Student Preparation and Structure Student-Student Interaction. Discourse, Vol. 5, No. 1, Autumn 2005, pp. 107-119 [Available online].

Gary Bunt. Report: ‘Religious Studies – What’s the Point?’ Conference Lancaster University 15-16 December 2003. Discourse, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 2004, pp. 161-172 [Available online].

Ursula King and Darlene Bird. The Discourse Interview. Discourse, Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring 2006, pp. 13-28 [Available online].

South and East Asian Religions

Alexander Dolin. Sacred Writings of East-Asian Religions in the Context of Comparative Cultural Studies. Discourse, Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring 2006, pp. 57-73 [Available online].

Emma Salter Purusa Sukta. Creating the Cosmos and Mapping the Methods. Discourse, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 2011, pp. 49-60 [Available online].

Gwilym Beckerlegge. Teaching About Religions of South Asian Origin at the Open University: a Reflection on the Scope and Limitations of Flexible Learning. Discourse, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 2011, pp. 61-77 [Available online].

David Webster. What Buddhism is Not: Presenting Buddhism to Students in the Twenty first Century. Discourse, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 2011, pp. 45-48 [Available online].

Jackie Suthren Hirst, Mary Searle-Chatterjee and Eleanor Nesbitt. Report on a Workshop on Teaching South Asian Religious Traditions, Centre for Applied South Asian Studies, University of Manchester, 18 May 2001. PRS-LTSN Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer 2001, pp. 77–79 [Available online].

Teaching Spiritualities

Bernard Moss. In the End, it Needed a Cunning Plan: Pedagogical Reflections on the Teaching of Spirituality to Social Work Students. Discourse, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2010, pp. 13-28 [Available online].

Dominic Corrywright and Nick Swarbrick. Teaching and Assessing Spirituality In and Out of Religion Departments: Pedagogical Principles to Develop Reflective Learners in Two Disciplines. Discourse, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2010, pp. 29-48 [Available online].

Aru Narayanasamy and Melanie Jay Narayanasamy. Spiritual Journey Board Game: an Educational Tool for Teaching Spirituality in Higher Education. Discourse, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2010, pp. 59-80 [Available online].