LINDA WHITWORTH (PHD, MA, BA, PGCE)

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Title of study: Engaging Phronesis: Religious Education with Primary Initial Teacher Education students

This thesis discusses the initial teacher education of non-specialist primary undergraduate student teachers in teaching Religious Education. Findings show that interrogation of students’ concepts of knowledge, situated in practical decisions which reference professional values and understandings, can profoundly impact on their understanding and confidence about teaching Religious Education and indicates wider benefit in their appreciation of their developing teacher personae.

Supervisory team: Dr. Victoria de Rijke and Dr. Leena Robertson

Email: l.whitworth@mdx.ac.uk