Society for the Study of Theology

Learning and teaching resources

Students


Undergraduate testimonies
International students
Assessment
Deaf students
Mental health
From school to university


Why Study Theology and Religious Studies?

Dr Amy M. Russell

An article written for prospective students of TRS subjects, giving an overview of what the disciplines entail, and what it is like to study them at university.


Student Focus Group Report

Rebecca O'Loughlin, Discourse 9.1

This article discusses the outcomes of a focus group that discussed a wide range of issues, including progression, motivations for study, approaches to learning, views of module design and assessment, and career aspirations.


Third Colloquium on Learning and Teaching Support in Theology and Religious Studies. Theme: BA to MA Student Progression

Julia Collar, Discourse 2.2

Report from the Third Colloquium on Learning and Teaching Support in Theology and Religious Studies.


Undergraduate testimonies

What is the good of your discipline?

Sophie O'Mahony

An entry to the 2010 PRS student essay competition by a student at the University of Edinburgh.


What is the good of your discipline?

Daniel Rey

An entry to the 2010 PRS student essay competition by a student at the University of Oxford.


What is the good of your discipline?

Laura Solomons

An entry to the 2010 PRS student essay competition by a student at the University of Cambridge.


International students

Critical Thinking and International Postgraduate Students

ZoŽ Bennett Moore, Lucia Faltin and Melanie Wright, Discourse 3.1

This paper results from a research project examining the definition and place of critical thought in postgraduate programmes in Religious Studies and Theology.


Assessment

Assessment where there is no right or wrong answer: An Analysis of the use of Oral Presentations within the Religious and Philosophical Subject Area at the University of Derby, 1996-2002

Eleanor Jackson and Philip Henry, Discourse 3.1

How can oral presentations be best understood as an effective means of assessment in cases where there is no right or wrong answer?


On Written Dialogue as Form of Assessment

Marije Altorf, Discourse 10.1

This article discusses a project on the written dialogue as form of assessment.


Deaf students

Learning,Teaching and Assessment with Deaf Students

Wayne Morris, Discourse 6.1

This article outlines issues surrounding the learning, teaching and assesment of deaf students.


Mental health

PRS and Mental Health

Gary Bunt

This article discusses issues associated with pedagogy and mental health, in particular, how the nature of the PRS subjects can potentially have a deep psychological impact on an individual.


From school to university

The Challenges of A-level RE: A View From the Trenches

Ian Jamison, Discourse 8.1

This paper discusses the challenges of teaching Religious Education at A-level.


A Report into the Issues Surrounding the Progression of Students to Undergraduate Studies with Particular Reference to GCE RS and Undergraduate TRS

Natasha Pyne, Discourse 8.1

A report investigating some of the issues arising out of student transition to undergraduate studies with particular reference to progression from A-level Religious Studies to undergraduate Theology and Religious Studies.


From A-level to Higher Education: Student Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religious Studies

Mike Fearn and Leslie J. Francis, Discourse 3.2

Paper examining the expectations of actual and potential TRS students regarding teaching issues.