The important thing is… using poetry to get to the heart of things in RE

Prescott, Georgia ORCID logo ORCID: (2018) The important thing is… using poetry to get to the heart of things in RE. RE Today, 36 (1). pp. 20-21.

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Recently, I was introduced to a wonderful children’s poetry book (‘if you liked this book, you might like this’ online shop approach that I fall for more often than I should!). I was initially drawn to its interesting title, but as I looked inside, I was immediately struck by the simple format and structure of the poems, and by what a stimulating resource it might be for RE work. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown, was initially published in 1949, and is still in publication today by HarperCollins Publishers in its original format with illustrations by Leonard Weisgard. Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952) was a teacher and American author who wrote many children’s books. In 2007 The Important Book was in the Teacher’s Top 100 Books for Children published by the National Education Association in America, alongside other classic children’s authors such as Dr Seuss, Roald Dahl and CS Lewis. ( )

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: RE Today
Publisher: Christian Education Publications
ISSN: 0266-7738
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Additional Information: Georgia Prescott works as a Senior Lecturer in Primary RE and P4C at the University of Cumbria. She is also a SAPERE Level One P4C trainer.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 15:28
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 19:01


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