Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Values Poster Programme at HMIe Best Practice Conference

Character Education Scotland was invited to present the learning to life values poster programme at the HMIe RME best practice conference in Dundee on Thursday, November 12. The meeting was addressed by Frank Crawford and journalist Anna Magnusson, who drew on her experience of producing religious education programmes for the BBC. She emphasised the importance of the human element in stories which would appeal to a wider public. During the afternoon, David Lorimer presented the programme to workshop of 20 teachers, enthusiastically supported by Carol Gollop from Inverurie Academy and Adelle Fleming from Gracemount Highgate School. Both teachers shared the different ways in which they engaged with the programme. Carol had invented her own values board game and special quotation cards, while Adelle used film to introduce some key issues. The response was enthusiastic, and five schools ordered over 1000 posters. See links on LTS and HMIe sites for powerpoint presentations.