Religion, Belief and Faith Identities in Learning and Teaching at UAL

In a context that understands religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs in the broadest sense, not only in relation to formal membership of religions, what does diversity of religion and belief mean for the way we teach and support students at UAL?

This Community of Practice brings together academic and support staff to share practice and ideas about how we address religion, belief, and faith identities through teaching, learning and research at UAL. The group will consider the intersection between faith identity and other social identities (e.g. gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class).

The Community of Practice is being led by Prof. Reina Lewis, reporting to the UAL Religion and Belief Champion Group chaired by Prof. Frances Corner.

Our aims are to:

  1. Create opportunities for staff and students to discuss religion, belief and faith identities in relation to their academic and creative practice
  2. Share examples of course content, projects / assignments, student and staff work that explore religion, belief and faith identities.
  3. Map academic research (both conventional and practice based) relating to religion, belief and faith identities undertaken by staff and students at UAL.

This site is a space for us to share resources to inform teaching, learning and student support. We have begun this by featuring staff, students and graduates in our ‘people and projects’ section and developing research and resource lists  and sharing case studies relating to learning and teaching.

Image credit: Alys Tomlinson, BA (Hons) Ceramics Degree Show, Camberwell 2008.