are available for teacher, school and parish groups - daytimes, evenings
or on Saturdays . Sessions can be arranged as required but a two or three
hour workshop format, with a break in the middle, is the ideal situation.
Workshops can be tailored and adapted to suit the needs of participants.
Some of the
workshops have already been done with PDST, Religious Education Support
Service, the Diocesan Advisors and the Religion Teachers' Association.
If interested please use the contact link on left panel.
Reflection for the Year of Mercy
An arts-based reflection on the theme of mercy - featuring music, poetry and film clips. Generally this is a one-hour session but can be shortened or lengthened as required.
Themes in Film/Film in Religious Education
A look at religious themes in film, using participant's personal experiences
with film, including a variety of relevant film clips and if required
IT advice on how to source and create and use film clips.
Themes in Music/Music in Religious Education
Participants get to experience and reflect upon religious themes in a
variety of musical styles, especially modern folk/reflective/rock genres,
with a view to personal development and reflection or/and further use
in classsroom/parish contexts. Includes also, if required, practical IT
advice on sourcing suitable music, online and beyond!
Themes in Drama
Topics covered include spiritual themes in Shakespearean and TV drama,
with plenty of relevant video clips to illustrate these themes - everything
from Macbeth to the Simpsons. There are plenty of opportunities
for discussion and even for impromptu acting/role playing if required.
Practical strategies, if required, for developing and using the material
in the classroom.
Themes in Poetry
A look at religious/spiritual themes in poetry - from the material learned
in school (Donne, Eliot, Kavanagh etc) to modern performance poetry that
will have participants out of their seats, but only if they want to!
IT in Teaching RE
This workshop aims to help teachers who wish to use Information Technology
in the teaching of Religious Education. Topics include Powerpoint Presentations,
use of internet video, using user generated photos and video, simple video
editing, Photostory presentations, accessing, creating and using film
and music resources. This can be done as an illustrated presentation or
as a hands-on course in a computer room with individuals or groups.
A look at images of God in film, music, art, drama and poetry, including
a focus on scriptural images. Includes suggestions and strategies for
dealing with this material in RE class.
Exploring the Beatitudes through discussion, prayer and music.
Faith on the Internet
Exploring the vast range of faith resources on the internet - official
sites, bloggers, music, film, eportals, prayer. Suitable for school or
for Meaning in Film
A detailed look at various approaches to the search for meaning in film,
using a range of relevant film clips and guidelines.
Cycle Religious Education (Non-Exam)
Ideas for tackling Senior Cycle RE (Non-Exam) - approaching include creative
uses of the arts and a variety of practical coping steps.
A retreat based on the arts that can be tailored as required. Among the
options are prayer and reflection through music, poetry, film and the
visual arts. Can be delivered as a one-off daytime event, or a four-night