Home >  Blog >  Religion in education

Religion in education

Posted by Garry Collins, ETAQ Immediate Past President on 6 May 2015

Members interested in the topic of religion in education might be interested in the conference outlined below. John Carr, one of the convenors, is a former president of ETAQ.

SoFiA, the name of the organization, = Sea of Faith in Australia. Though not at all religious myself, I will be attending and conducting a workshop on NAPLAN and My School.

Garry Collins, ETAQ Immediate Past President

SoFiA Conference: Religion in Education

A conference exploring issues relating to the role of religion in education in Australia will be held at Twin Towns, Coolangatta, 22 to 24 May 2015. Religion, unfortunately, is becoming an increasingly divisive force in Australian life.

Everyone agrees with the adage 'Education is the answer' but the educational role played by religions and their many denominations, being sectarian, is sometimes part of the problem. What most Australian children and young people lack is access to wider, more objective courses on religion and religions.

For more information, see http://www.sof-in-australia.org/ or contact: johncarr@ozemail.com.au

Garry Collins, ETAQ Immediate Past PresidentAuthor: Garry Collins, ETAQ Immediate Past President
About: Garry Collins was ETAQ President from mid July 2005 to 15 March 2014. He taught English in state high schools for around 35 years and now tutors in English curriculum courses in the School of Education at the University of Queensland.
Tags: General news

Post comment

Upcoming Events

Early Career Conference

The Early Career Conference will be held at the University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Campus.  We are seeking the following presenters: Expert Speakers to explore Practical English Teaching Early Career English Teachers to focus on skills,tips and tricks  Attendees range from pre-service teachers to ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 26th October 2019
Venue:   Springfield Campus of USQ


Grammar Day 2019

ETAQ will be condudcting another of the very successful grammar days on Saturday 9th November  at Iona College, Wynnum. Download the flyer for further information. Registrations will open on Monday 30 September and close on Monday 28 October 2019.   ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 9th November 2019
Venue:   Iona College


National Conference, Melbourne

The AATE National Conference will be held in Melbourne from 30 November to 3rd December. The theme is My story flows in more than one direction: power of story, politics of voice. The program is available here; visit the conference website Early bird registration closes on 20 September. A range of prices includes $550 for personal mem...

Category:   National Conference
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 30th November 2019
Venue:   Melbourne, various locations


View all

Latest News

Karen Yager is presenting at State Conference

View all

Blog Feed

Editor of Words'Worth - Expression of interest

Oct 04 2017
Words'Worth is the journal of The Englis...

Grammar myths

Sep 12 2017
An edited version of the letter below was pu...
Read all

Testimonials

Read All

This is the first time I have been to an ETAQ conference and it was really sensational to get so much at all of the sessions.

ETAQ conferences always have sessions that make me excited to be a teacher.

I know that ETAQ conferences in the past have never disappointed - valuable, relevant, practical, inspiring so I came again.

Read All

Newsletter

Receive updates
from ETAQ

PO Box 3375, STAFFORD,
Queensland, Australia, 4053
(07) 3284 3718
ABN: 17 689 278 512

Connect to a great range of people who are passionate about English and have their finger on the pulse.

Be Connected