Monday 7th September 2020
HOSTED BY THE OPEN UNIVERSITY’S DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
The 2020 BASR Annual Conference was a one-day, online event, hosted by the Open University.
The schedule was as follows:
9:00 – 9:30 | Welcome and orientation from conference organiser David Robertson, BASR President Bettina Schmidt, and Head of OU Religious Studies John Maiden.
9:30 – 11:00 | Teaching and Learning, including open discussion on the COVID-19 pivot to online delivery.
The opening panel from BASR 2020 focused on Teaching and Learning. First is a presentation from 2020 Teaching Award recipient Melanie Prideaux, together with her student Natasha Jones (both University of Leeds). This is followed by an open discussion on the COVID-19 pivot to online delivery, with contributions from Dawn Llewellyn (2019 Teaching Award recipient, University of Chester), Stefanie Sinclair (BASR T&L rep, Open University), Paul-Francois Tremlett (Open University), BASR President Bettina Schmidt, Melanie Prideaux and Natasha Jones.
11:30 – 1:00 | ‘Worldviews’ in religious education (curated by Wendy Dossett)
This panel, curated by Wendy Dossett (University of Chester), discusses the Commission for Religious Education’s proposal for a shift towards studying “Religion and Worldviews” in Secondary Religious Education. Contributions from Wendy Dossett, Rudi Eliott Lockhart (former CEO of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales), Suzanne Owen (Leeds Trinity University), Paul-Francois Tremlett (Open University) and Malory Nye (Independent Academic affiliated to University of Glasgow)
2:00 – 4:00 | BASR AGM
The event is free, and registration is not required. Please use the link at the top of the page on the day to attend.
Hope to see you all virtually there!