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 Ruth Flanagan   (nee Harley )

Ruth Flanagan (nee Harley )

Primary PGCE Programme Director /Lecturer in Education / Race Equality Resource Officer

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 +44 (0) 1392 724871

 Baring Court BC107

 

Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I have taught at primary, secondary, adult education, undergraduate and post graduate levels. Having lived and worked in India, Russia and Ethiopia my research interests are in intercultural communication, the origins and evolution of worldviews and the significance of these on education throughout the world.

Recent publications:

Flanagan, R. (2018) 'Mission Impossible: training the next generation of RE teachers in 4 hours', RE: Today. 35:2

Flanagan, R. (2019) 'Worldviews: what are they and how can we teach them as well as religions?', RE Today, 37:1.


Flanagan, R (2019) ‘Changing the name to ‘Religion and Worldviews’: a dilution or salvation of RE’. RE: ONLINE.  Blog http://www.reonline.org.uk/news/changing-the-name-to-religion-and-worldviews-a-dilution-or-salvation-of-re-ruth-flanagan/?id=33754

Flanagan, R. (2019) 'Implementing a Ricoeurian lens to examine the impact of individuals' worldviews on subject content knowledge in RE in England: a theoretical proposition.' British Journal of Religious Education. Available at https://doi.org/10.1080/01416200.2019.1674779

Wright, K., Whitworth, L. , Lyal, J. , Clinton, C., Flanagan, R and Love, R. (2019) 'Teach: RE Primary - An Introduction'. Oxford: Culham St Gabriel. available on line at

https://www.teachre.co.uk/teach-re-course/teachre-primary/

 

Wright, K., Whitworth, L. , Lyal, J. , Clinton, C., Flanagan, R and Love, R. (2019) 'Toolkit for Primary Religious Education ITT Providers'. Oxford: Culham St Gabriel. Available on line at https://www.teachre.co.uk/itt-providers/primary-itt-tutor-toolkit/

Taro Fujita, Jonathan Doney, Ruth Flanagan & Rupert Wegerif (2019) Collaborative group work in mathematics in the UK and Japan: use of group thinking measure tests, Education 3-13, DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2019.1701513

Flanagan, R (2020) Worldviews from a primary perspective: self detectives. BLOG on RE:Online https://www.reonline.org.uk/blog/worldviews-from-a-primary-perspective-self-detectives/

Flanagan, R (2020) ‘Teachers' personal worldviews and RE in England: A way forward?’, British Journal of Religious Education, DOI: 10.1080/01416200.2020.1826404

 

Flanagan, R. (2020) 'Worldviews: overarching concept, discrete body of knowledge or paradigmatic tool?' Journal of Religious Education. DOI: 10.1007/s40839-020-00113-7 

 

 

 

 

Research group links

Research

Research interests

Worldviews and Religious Education

Intercultural communication and education

Research projects

'Building the Future of Primary RE' project 2018-19 funded by Culham St Gabriel and NATRE with Dr Linda Whitworth, Dr Kathryn Wright, Rhiannon Love, Claire Clinton and Juliet Lyall.

'Teach: RE Primary' an introductory course for primary beginner teachers, NQTs and HLTAs

Research networks

Religion and Spirituality Network

Race Ethnicity and Education Network

Centre for Social Mobility

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Flanagan R (In Press). 'Worldviews: overarching concept, discrete body of knowledge or paradigmatic tool?'. Journal of Religious Education Full text.
Flanagan R (In Press). Implementing a Ricoeurian lens to examine the impact of individuals' worldviews on subject content knowledge in RE in England: a theoretical proposition. British Journal of Religious Education Full text.
Fujita T, Doney J, Flanagan R, Wegerif R (2021). Collaborative group work in mathematics in the UK and Japan: use of group thinking measure tests. Education 3-13: the professional journal for primary education, 49, 119-133. Full text.
Flanagan R (2020). Teachers’ personal worldviews and RE in England: a way forward?. British Journal of Religious Education, 43(3), 320-336. Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Flanagan R (In Press). 'Worldviews: overarching concept, discrete body of knowledge or paradigmatic tool?'. Journal of Religious Education Full text.
Flanagan R (In Press). Implementing a Ricoeurian lens to examine the impact of individuals' worldviews on subject content knowledge in RE in England: a theoretical proposition. British Journal of Religious Education Full text.

2021

Fujita T, Doney J, Flanagan R, Wegerif R (2021). Collaborative group work in mathematics in the UK and Japan: use of group thinking measure tests. Education 3-13: the professional journal for primary education, 49, 119-133. Full text.

2020

Flanagan R (2020). Teachers’ personal worldviews and RE in England: a way forward?. British Journal of Religious Education, 43(3), 320-336. Full text.

2019

Flanagan RE (2019). Unlocking reflexivity: is identifying individuals' world views a key for non-specialist teachers of RE?.  Abstract.  Full text.

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External Engagement and Impact

Education Advisor to the Faith and Belief Forum

Member of the Devon SACRE

Teaching

I am currently the Subject Lead for Primary Humanities but have taught and led on a range of modules including:

'International perspectives on Inclusive Education', Masters in SEN

Learning for Teaching, undergraduate module

Primary PGCE Humanities Pathway

Primary PGCE Maths

Module Lead for Primary PGCE Curriculum Studies

Module Lead for Educational and Professional Studies, Primary: specific lectures on Theories of Education, Race and Education, British Values, Inclusive Education.

Educational and Professional Studies, Secondary: Race and Education, Prevent and British Values

 

 

 

Modules

2021/22


Supervision / Group

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