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This collection of images can be used to support teaching or research about Muslims in Britain.
A collection of resources to support RS tutors in providing feedback to students and activities for students to work on tutor feedback.
Resources from the PRS conference, July 2010, on the theme of 'Courting Controversy.' Theoretical papers and practical classroom sessions.
PowerPoint to support workshop at Institutional Research in Higher Education conference, Dublin June 2010.
PowerPoint for PRS conference on issues around field visits, and the way iPods and Faith Guiding initiatives can address pitfalls.
Feedback form with an explanation of the nature and purpose of each section, intended for students.
Collection brings together a range of resources for use by staff to help students get more out of tutor feedback on their work.
This PowerPoint sets out a range of strategies that can be used to help students get more out of tutor feedback on their work. This was used for workshops at the 2010 Higher Education Academy conference and HEIR 2010 (Higher Education Institutional Research.)
PowerPoint to support session on Western studies of the Prophet Muhammad, introduces a range of critical studies.
PowerPoint to support teaching about mosques in the local community.
PowerPoint to identify key features of a large purpose built mosque.
images in a PowerPoint to show features of a mosque concerned with funerary practices. Used with undergraduate Religious Studies students.
PowerPoint to support presentation on use of iPods in field visits.
collection of materials about Dr Ambedkar Buddha Vihara in Wolverhampton.
Range of resources for Sikhism, original use for Religious Studies. They could be used to explore aspects of Sikh philosophy, or to understand a local religious community.
This provides an example of an assessed task for students. They are able to see the feedback proforma to be used, with a marked example. Whilst this form is specific to this task, it could be adapted for other uses, to prepare students for the feedback they will receive on their work.
Collection of materials on the Dr Ambedkar Buddha Vihara in Wolverhampton. Mostly images, but also a MP4 audio tour, and a PowerPoint.
This picture presents the engraving of Ambedkar's motto: educate, agitate and organise.
Picture of Dr Ambedkar found within the Shrine Room.
Picture showing the statue of Dr Ambedkar.
Picture of the outside of the Buddha Vihara in Wolverhampton dedicated to Dr Ambedkar.
This is a picture of the bust of Dr Ambedkar, in the vihara in Wolverhampton founded by his followers.
This image shows the outside of the Manchester Jewish Museum. The building was originally built as a Sephardi Synagogue, so is more ornate than the usual Ashkenazi style of synagogue that most synagogues in the UK follow.
This handout summarizes the many variations found of the Sikh Holy Scripture - the Guru Granth Sahibji
This presentation explores the origins, beliefs and practices of the Valmiki community. The Valmikis are a caste within the Dalit community.
The development of the Sikh Panth through the institutions made by the second to the ninth Sikh Gurus is explored in this presentation.
This presentation explores the compilation and content of the Guru Granth Sahib - the eternal Guru of the Sikhs.
Thsi handout for students summarizes the main points about the Sikhs' attitudes towards the caste system.
A handout for students summarizing the main beliefs and practices of the Ravidasi community.
This handout summarizes the teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib about God and the soul's entrapment in samsara (reincarnation).
This is a detailed look at what Sikh teachings from the Guru Granth Sahibji teach about God and the Human condition.
This handout for students summarizes the main practices found amongst the Sikhs.
This presentation, delivered to second year undergraduate students, takes a look at soem of the dominant practices amongst Sikhs.
This handout accompanies a presentation looking at issues relating to Sikh identity.
There are a number of theories as to whether the religious thought of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, may have been influenced by other traditions of the time. This presenttation explores soem of thses possible influences.
The issue of Sikh identity is one that has given rise to much debate over the years. This presentation examines some aspects and issues relating to Sikh Identity.
This handout for students highlights the teachings of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. It also explores possible influences on the thought of Guru Nanak.
This presentation examines the reasons and order of eents behind the creation of the Khalsa in 1699 CE.
This handout highlights the main developments and Institutions in Sikhism from the second to ninth Sikh Gurus
This handout accompanies the presentation outlining a Quick Introduction to Sikhism
Picture of the sanctuary in a progressive synagogue. (Birmingham Progressive Synagogue built in 1930s, now demolished.)
Picture of the sanctuary at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (now demolished). Note the position of the bimah in a Progressive synagogue, as part of the platform in front of the ark.
Image of the inside of the dome at Wolverhampton Central Mosque, showing calligraphy.
Image of security arrangement at synagogue, intercom to gain entrance.
Image of the outside of the new progressive synagogue.
This short video explores the history and key features of a purpose built synagogue in Wolverhampton.
This collection brings together a range of files, PowerPoints, images and videos on Christian places of worship in Wolverhampton.
The PowerPoint contains details about the font in The Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Wolverhampton. The video extract presents the history of the font and explains the symbolism of sections.
This collection holds a range of resources about Islam and Muslims in Wolverhampton.
This PowerPoint provides a range of images from the AMEZ (African Methodist Episcopal Zion) Church in Wolverhampton. This is a Black-Led church founded in the UK in the late 1960s.
This PowerPoint provides a range of images from a field visit to the Central Mosque. This is used within Religious Studies to explore aspects of Islam in the local community.
This PowerPoint provides information about mosques in Wolverhampton, with maps showing their location and pictures of mosques. This could be used to introduce aspects of Islam and mosques within Religous or cultural studies.
This PowerPoint introduces a range of issues about the commemoration on the Holocaust. It is used with first year History and Religious Studies students to explore reasons why there are so many memorial days.
Link to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website, with the 2010 theme 'The legacy of hope' to mark the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27th January 1945.
This collection brings together a range of materials relating to Jews and Judaism. They are specifically relevant to studies within Religious Studies, but may also be of use for History and Literary studies that relate to Jews and/ or Judaism.
This short quiz encourages students to think about their knowledge of Jews and Judaism at the start of their module on Judaism. It could be used within Religious Studies modules on world religions, or in other subjects when they touch on Jewish topics.
This exercise is used with first year Religious Studies students on the Judaism module. They are required to complete a book review, the first part of which is to undertake a CARS check on the author. The exercise includes two examples of CARS author checks to help develop their understanding of the task.
This short English Heritage video is part of the 'Our Faith Buildings' project from 2005. In this extract Deirdre Burke explains aspects of the history and architecture of the synagogue.
This is a short video of a reading from the Adi Granth in the Ramgharia Board gurdwara in Wolverhampton.
A study of the Ravidasi community is an important feature for students looking at the issue of caste within Sikhism. This presentation examines the teachings of the Sikh Gurus towards caste. It looks at the contradictions between religious teachings with actual praxis. A substantial proportion of the Ravidasi community claim that they have been discriminated against by higher caste Sikhs because of the stigma of untouchability associated with the traditional caste (zat) occupation of the chamars.
This presentation looks at the importance of informant testimonies to enhance an understanding of Sikhism. It is an important tool for students looking at research methods within studying religion. The presentation highlights the importance of overcoming stereotypical representations of the Sikh community.
This presentation is delivered to second year students of Sikhism. There is an increasing number of non-Punjabis following the teachings of the Sikh Gurus. Yogi Bhajan was instrumental in introducing Sikhism to his American yoga students. Initially this was delivered under the activities of the Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere.
This handout is used by students studying Sikhism at the University of Wolverhampton. They are encouraged to use the spellings in Punjabi for their assignments.
This presentation looks at a sect within Sikhism. The Namdharis are regarded as heretics by many Sikhs due to their tradition of continuing the line of human Gurus. In effect, they do not give Guru status to the Adi Granth. The presentation looks at their theories regarding the 'drama' enacted by Guru Gobind Singh in 1708 and examines their justification for declaring that the words "Guru Maniyo Granth" were not uttered.
This presentation is delivered to students who take the Sikhism Module. It looks at the apparent paradox in the teachings of Guru Nanak, especially, with regard to whether it is one's deeds or the Will of God that is a prerequisite to Mukti (the release from the cycle of reincarnation - samsara).
This is material used within a second year module on Sikhism. it provides information on how caste is operative within Sikhism and has created distinct groups such as the Ravidasis and Valmikis. This material could also be used by historians and sociologists.
Single webfolio page to help students develop their introduction to an essay. The page contains a summary of key points and links to materials to see exemplars and tutorials on writing introductions.
Poster which summarises results from the use of iPods for field visits in Religious Studies project.
This tour enables students to explore the church in their own time and pace, providing a structure and details about the items in the church. The tour can be loaded on to MP4 players.
This resource is based around a newsfilm archive item 'The Beasts of Belsen,' using the GLO maker to develop interactive activities for students.
This 'treasure hunt' asks students to find out information from the urls provided.