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Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events. This website [January 2019] does not include our Short Talks or Walks - see https://www.meetup.com/Dorset-Humanists/ instead.

Putting the non-religious into religious education - Luke Donnellan

When: Saturday 12th January 2019 2.00pm
Where: Moordown Community Centre BH9 1TW
What: Putting the non-religious into religious education Luke Donnellan, Head of Education at Humanists UK.

The past couple of years have seen greater recognition that religious education should involve more than just teaching about religion, and humanism is being taught as an example of a non-religious worldview in more schools than ever. However, there is still a long way to go for humanism to be given equal recognition to the world's major religions within the curriculum. Luke Donnellan will discuss the current status of RE in schools, provide suggestions on the best way to deliver good teaching about humanism, and describe both the successes taking place in schools and the work that still needs to be done.

Luke is the Head of Education at Humanists UK, responsible for promoting the understanding of Humanism, especially in formal education settings. He manages Humanists UK’s school speakers programme; teacher training and Continuing Professional Development; and the production of educational resources. Before joining Humanists UK, he was a primary school teacher and maths leader. He also worked as a freelance philosophy teacher in both primary and secondary schools.

Meetup details: https://www.meetup.com/Dorset-Humanists/events/257585129/?isFirstPublish=true

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