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Graeme Nixon, Dr

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  • AB24 5UA

  • AB24 5UA

  • 10 Citations
20062018
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Personal profile

Research Overview:

Web Links

Studies in Mindfulness postgraduate programme:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/education/degrees-programmes/studies-in-mindfulness-pgcertpgdipmsc-407.php

Recent paper on the Aberdeen Mindfulness MSc programme (August 2016):

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02643944.2015.1127990.

Recent paper on Religious Education Association website (October 2015):

http://www.religiouseducation.net/re/v110n1 

Recent paper on parental withdrawal of children from RE:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01416200.2016.1161597.

June 2012, author of Education Scotland Testimony online resource for schools, contributing materials on the Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/testimony/index.asp

 

April 2015, 3 RME Professional Dialogue papers published by Education Scotland: 

Using religious & cultural artefacts in RME: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/p/professionaldialogueinrme/artefacts.asp

visiting sites of religious & cultural interest in RME: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/p/professionaldialogueinrme/visitingsites.asp

using visiting speakers in RME: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/p/professionaldialogueinrme/visitingspeakers.asp

 

Further Information

Biography

MA Philosophy (University of Edinburgh) 1987-1990

BD Ecclesiastical History (University of Glasgow) 1991-1994

PGCE Religious Education (University of Strathclyde) 1994-1995

Teacher and Principal teacher of RMPS 1995-2005

PHd (University of Aberdeen) 2012

Interests:

  • Family
  • Mindfulness
  • Hillwalking
  • Rugby
  • Cricket

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Research Output 2006 2018

Are you READY? Diversity and Religious Education across Europe

Schreiner, P., von Bromson, K., Fischer, M., Ivkovits, H., Kliemann, P., Leganger-Krogstad, H., Miedema, S., Niemi, K., Nixon, G., Olschewski, J., Panjwani, F., Pearce, J., Savill, J., Schreiner, P., Schilling, C., Smith, D. R. & Stones, A. 30 Sep 2018 1 ed. Munster/New York: Waxmann. 144 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Bad Religion as False Religion: An Empirical Study of UK Religious Education Teachers’ Essentialist Religious Discourse

Smith, D. R., Nixon, G. & Pearce, J. 15 Nov 2018 In : Religions. 9, 11, 19 p., 361

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
religious education
Religion
discourse
teacher
Empirical Study
1 Citations
religious education
withdrawal
primary school
secondary school
school

Good and bad religion: resisting essentialist discourse

Nixon, G., Smith, D. R. & Pearce, J. 7 Mar 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Essentialist
Discourse
Religion
Religious Education
Conceptualization

How RE teachers see religion - and why it can be bad for pupils

Smith, D. R., Nixon, G. & Pearce, J. 14 Dec 2018 In : The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 2007 2017

Creation and Evolution - a Challenge for Religious Education Didactics?

Smith, D. R. (Speaker), Friedrich Schweitzer (Speaker), Peter Kliemann (Speaker), Nixon, G. (Speaker)
31 May 2017

Activity: Invited talk

Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking for Teachers

Smith, D. R. (Visiting Professor), Nixon, G. (Visiting Professor)
9 Jun 201713 Jun 2017

Activity: Types for Internal and external academic activities - Provision of CPD Activity

Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking for Teachers

Smith, D. R. (Visiting Professor), Nixon, G. (Visiting Professor)
21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

Activity: Types for Internal and external academic activities - Provision of CPD Activity

Press / Media

How RE teachers see religion – and why it can be bad for pupils

David Raymond Smith, Graeme Nixon & Jo Pearce

14/12/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'