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Religion and ethics trips (UK)

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by jessica.davy, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. I am currently teaching for the first time on the relgion and ethics module of the AQA religious studies and philosophy course.
    I'm looking for some good trips in the UK which target the utilitarianism, situation ethics or abortion and euthanasia module for my students. I am going to book them onto the revision conference provided by teachers first, but I was hoping I could find a more entertaining trip.

    I would appreciate any opinions or first hand experience with this issue.
    Many thanks
     
  2. FollyFairy

    FollyFairy Occasional commenter

    You could try:
    http://www.lifecharity.org.uk/teachers
    http://www.progress.org.uk/home
    http://www.spuc.org.uk/youthactivity/youthactivity
    A good film to watch for utilitarianism is 'Hot Fuzz'
     
  3. durgamata

    durgamata Occasional commenter

    Hello Jessica,

    Because you mention utilitarianism and situation ethics I guess this is the A'level course but looking on internet I am not sure of the exact module. Could you clarify this?

    I would suggest that for a suitable trip you think of what part of society your students are drawn from. If it is a leafy suburb in a mainly white area, look for a trip to a roughish inner city area - and visa-versa. I wonder if you could actually find a contrasting school which would 'twin' sixthforms so you could have some regular contact and exchanges. This would broaden the perspectives of both sets of students.

    I will wait until I can see the exact course details before suggesting anything more specific but I fully agree that trips are an important way of encouraging deeper thought, greater insight, empathy and wider perspectives - both of which will help in all aspects of the course.
     

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