This is a list of introductory texts originally offered as a starting point to Religious Education PGCE students, and may be useful for experienced teachers who want to improve their own practise.
If you have ideas about an issue that you would like to explore further within Religious Education teaching they provide a useful introduction and can help in directing you towards more specialist or focused literature.
Debates in Religious Education
Barnes, A., Wright, A. and Brandom, A-M. (eds)
Learning to teach Religious Education in the secondary school
Routledge (second edition), 2008
Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
Oxford University Press, 1999
Teaching Religion: 60 years of religious education in England and Wales
University of Exeter Press (second edition), 2008
Gearon, L. (ed)
Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School
Routledge (third edition), 2015
On Holy Ground: The Theory and Practice of Religious Education
Routledge, 2013 (Paperback available June 2015)
**Also available as an e-book
Pedagogies of Religious Education
Teaching Religious Education
(various authors and dates)
The Oxford University Press Very Short Introduction series on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
Also visit www.reonline.org.uk/ and read some of the recent RE Matters articles.