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The Manchester podcasts

A series of podcasts and resources primarily for the OCR A Level 'Developments in Christian Thought' course.

A series of podcasts and resources primarily for the OCR A Level 'Developments in Christian Thought' course.
Developments in Christian Thought  WORKBOOK for Year One
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Developments in Christian Thought WORKBOOK for Year One

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This is a 69 page comprehensive range of student based exercises. In teaching this course over the past year, this is what I’ve been lacking, so I’ve spent some time this summer writing up lesson activities for year one. It has vocab lists to fill out, lots of discussion exercises, background for debates and plenty of the ‘over-to-you’ type enquiry / problem based learning that is needed for students to engage with the most challenging third of the new A Level course. If you like this, do offer feedback and I’ll write up year two as well. Thanks, Mark
Developments in Christian Thought podcast series 1
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Developments in Christian Thought podcast series 1

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6 podcasts covering half of the content of The Developments in Christian Thought section of the course for £5. We get our students at The Manchester Grammar School to listen to these before we begin teaching a module so that they can engage in discussion from the outset. They can stick them on their phone / iPod and listen to them on the bus into school or at home. It also means that when you start teaching, it's the second time students are encountering ideas, so they learn more. Hope you find them useful - there's a Marx one for free to show you the type of format. Let us know what you think and we'll take this on board for the second series. Thanks, Mark Coffey (M.A. Oxon, M.A.Leeds & author of Ethics for OCR, Polity Press) and Dr Andrew Brower-Latz (PhD, Durham & author of The Social Philosophy of Gillian Rose)
Secularism - OCR A Level, Developments in Christian Thought
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Secularism - OCR A Level, Developments in Christian Thought

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Religious Studies - Developments in Christian Thought - Unit 6 - Challenges part of a series of podcasts by Mark Coffey (author of Ethics for OCR Religious Studies) and Dr Andrew Brower-Latz (author of The Social Philosophy of Gillian Rose), teachers of Religious Studies A Level at The Manchester Grammar School.
Globalisation PPT
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Globalisation PPT

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Powerpoint on Globalisation - historical background, plus economic and political aspects of it today.
Liberation Theology podcast
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Liberation Theology podcast

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OCR Religious Studies - Developments in Christian Thought - Unit 6 - Challenges part of a series of podcasts by Mark Coffey (author of Ethics for OCR Religious Studies) and Dr Andrew Brower-Latz (author of The Social Philosophy of Gillian Rose), teachers of Religious Studies A Level at The Manchester Grammar School.
Bonhoeffer Podcast - OCR RS - Unit 3 - Living
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Bonhoeffer Podcast - OCR RS - Unit 3 - Living

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Mark Coffey (author of Ethics for OCR Religious Studies) and Dr Brower-Latz (author of the social philosophy of Gillian Rose) discuss the topics on the OCR RS unit 3. This wide ranging discussion of around 50 mins covers the content of the topic. The intention is for students to listen to before lessons so they can come to lessons with a good knowledge and understanding, helping them to engage in discussions and absorb more.
Marxism - OCR RS Unit 6 - Challenges
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Marxism - OCR RS Unit 6 - Challenges

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This podcast series introduces topics for the OCR Religious Studies Developments in Christian Thought section of the A Level. In our teaching at The Manchester Grammar School, we get students to listen to these before beginning a topic so that they already have some background understanding, vocabulary, and a sense of the landscape of a topic. It speeds up their learning and engagement in discussion. N.B. It was 1845 that Marx and Engels met in Cheetham's Library in what was MGS, not the 1870's as mentioned at the outset of this podcast. by Mark Coffey (M.A. Oxon, and author of Ethics for OCR RS) and Dr Andrew Brower Latz (PhD, Durham, and author of The Social Philosophy of Gillian Rose).
12 Angry Men - End of term activity on a civil retrial of this criminal case.
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12 Angry Men - End of term activity on a civil retrial of this criminal case.

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Lots of ready to go info about how to run a retrial of this shifting the burden of proof from a criminal (beyond reasonable doubt) threshold to a civil (preponderance of evidence) retrial. There is lots of historical background and detailed info on the case presented visually to make the 1957 film come to life in terms of critical thinking / the study of ethics , citizenship, law, and justice.
Feminist Theology Podcast
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Feminist Theology Podcast

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OCR Religious Studies - Developments in Christian Thought - Unit 6 - Challenges part of a series of podcasts by Mark Coffey (author of Ethics for OCR Religious Studies) and Dr Andrew Brower-Latz (author of The Social Philosophy of Gillian Rose), teachers of Religious Studies A Level at The Manchester Grammar School.
Interpreting the Bible to address modern day ethical questions
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Interpreting the Bible to address modern day ethical questions

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OCR Religious Studies - Developments in Christian Thought - Unit 3 - Living Part of a series of podcasts by Mark Coffey (author of Ethics for OCR Religious Studies) and Dr Andrew Brower-Latz (author of The Social Philosophy of Gillian Rose), teachers of Religious Studies A Level at The Manchester Grammar School.