We have seen an increasing recognition that religious education must involve more than just teaching about religion and today humanism is being taught about as an example of a non-religious worldview in more schools than ever. However, there is still a long way to go for humanism to be given equal recognition to the world's major religions within the curriculum. Luke Donnellan will discuss the current state of RE in schools, explain the challenges to accurate, high-quality teaching about humanism, and describe work of Humanists UK's education programme, Understanding Humanism.
Luke is the Director of Understanding Humanism at Humanists UK, responsible for promoting the understanding of Humanism, especially in formal education settings. He manages Humanists UK’s school speakers programme; teacher training and CPD; and the production of educational resources.