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Education

Education is an important part of Humanists UK’s work.

In this section you can find pages for teachersstudents, and parents to support education about humanism, whether in religious education, philosophy and ethics, or in other areas of the school curriculum.

For free, downloadable teaching resources, including lesson plans, classroom activities, presentations, videos, and humanist perspectives on a range of topics studied in school, see our website Understanding Humanism. Teachers can also find guidance and information about CPD opportunities.

We also provide free humanist speakers for schools, colleges, or community groups. To request a visit from a school speaker click here. To find out more information about becoming a school speaker, click here.

Our free online courses provide an excellent way to develop your knowledge about humanism and meet others keen to engage in conversation.

We also have a list of recommended books on humanism, and we also publications for sale in our online shop.

To learn more about humanist history, read about the humanist tradition.

If you are a humanist SACRE rep or want to find out more about becoming a SACRE rep, click here.

 

NEW: Assemblies for All

Assemblies for All is a website designed to provide access to high quality, inclusive assemblies for schools across the UK so that every student can experience assemblies which are educational, enjoyable, and appropriate for young people from all backgrounds.

Assemblies for All features hundreds of assemblies made by education professionals from charities like Amnesty, Oxfam and Unicef, to organisations such as the UK Parliament and the BBC. Every assembly is organised by theme, key stage, organisation, and, for many of them, by a corresponding event in the calendar. The calendar contains notable dates across the year so that assemblies can be held to mark important events such as International Women’s Day, World Environment Day, and Martin Luther King Jr Day.

 

NEW free online course: Humanist lives

What does it mean to lead a humanist life? Find out by meeting humanists from around the world and hearing their stories on our new online course called ‘Humanist lives’.

Today an increasing number of people around the world describe themselves as humanist. They believe that this is the only life we have, that the world is a natural place with no supernatural side, and that we have the freedom to shape our own lives.

On this course, presented by Humanists UK President Professor Alice Roberts, you’ll meet individual humanists from around the world. From their stories, you’ll learn what motivates them, and how they express their humanism. You’ll learn about the questions, choices, challenges, and joys found in a humanist approach to life and have the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate it.

The course launched in June 2019.

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