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Help needed: Research survey on drama in RE

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by pippysqueak, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. And apologies for the lack of formatting...
  2. Trying again - huge apologies, deep embarrassment, and I hope the formatting is working now.

    I'm studying for an MA (Religious Education) at the Institute of Education, University of London. My MA dissertation is on the use of drama techniques to teach Religious Education. I need research participants to take part in an on-line survey which should take a maximum 15 minutes of your time (more likely ten). It won't ask for either your name or your school.

    During my research I became very aware that much of the academic research into using drama as a teaching tool for R.E. had either been done by drama specialists - and wasn't specific to RE, or it was from overseas.

    I felt it was important to find out whether this reflected an equivalent lack of knowledge for UK RE teachers - or whether practising RE teachers know and use these techniques but there simply hasn't been much academic research into their effectiveness.

    The survey is my means of finding out. There's an information section at the beginning which will give you more details, or you can PM me with your e-mail for an information sheet or to ask any questions.

    I do have a few guidelines for those of you kind enough to take part. I only want teachers who are currently teaching at least some RE, but I would like both primary and secondary teachers and both RE specialists and non-specialists. There's also a couple of questions that appear very similar. One is asking what you know, the other is asking what you use in class.

    If you'd like to take part in the survey please click here

    Thanks for your time.
  3. Done! I know how painful it is getting research for an MA :)
    I use drama loads!
  4. Thanks!

    And thank you to all the other people who've completed the survey so far.
  5. durgamata

    durgamata Occasional commenter

    I just uploaded a story about Heaven and Hell which I have used in RE-Drama Club (afterschool club) and with my Tutor Group in preparing an Assembly presentation. It works really well.

    I also love to use drama, role play and hot seating etc i RE. It's ideal for encouraging our students to step into the shoes of other people and develop the capacity to see things from different perspectives.
  6. Completed the survey for you.
  7. Thanks, durgamata - I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. It's very useful to know about other people's experience.
  8. Just to say thank you to all who've already completed it. It is still open for those who haven't yet done so!

    And also, just to add - if you DON'T use drama techniques in teaching RE, I am equally interested and would love you to take ten minutes to complete my survey. It can be found here.

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