An overdue hello from the DAN EO!  This is a short newsletter to share details of the following:

* Dates for the 2016 Diary:  March 2016 DAN PD Workshops Senior Student Workshops with renowned UK Educator, Robert Kirkwood

* Advertised Position: Head of Religious Education, St Cuthbert's College, Auckland NZ

* Special Issue (34) Dialogue Australasia Journal on 'Evil & Suffering' due out early November

* New Australian Resource for RaVE: Finding Out


ABC Philosopher's Zone is due to feature a programme on 'Philosophy in Schools' recorded in WA this Sun 25/10 with a repeat on Wed 28/10.  The podcast will be available online.

And finally, a favourite recent discovery (thanks to Jules Evans) is Creative Commons Qur'an where you can hear the complete Qur'an recited beautifully by the famed Indonesian female reciter Dra.Hj.Maria Ulfah. 

More from me in November! Belinda Hill, DAN EO
* Permanent, Part Time/Full Time
* Years 9-13
* Commencement: Term 1, 2016
One of NZ's leading schools, St Cuthbert's College invites applications from specialist RE teachers to join a well-resourced and supportive team in a school that promotes excellence. This role has the overview of the R.E in the College, guided by the College Chaplain and the successful appointee is responsible for the delivery of the Religious Education curriculum for Year 9 - Year 13.

St Cuthbert's College is an independent day and boarding school with a Reception to Year 13 roll of 1475, providing a world class education for girls in a supportive Christian environment.
Please download our application form from Teaching Staff Vacancies at: http://www.stcuthberts.school.nz/employment/teaching-staff-vacancies/
Applications close 1 November 2015

34th Issue of Dialogue Australasia Journal due out early November 
A special themed issue on 'Evil & Suffering' will be sent to financial members & subscribers in early November with an accompanying DAN Membership/Journal renewal invoice for 2016.
If you have yet to renew for 2015, and are keen to maintain your relationship with DAN and receive Issue 34 of Dialogue Australasia, please contact the DAN EO asap.


Founded by Shaun Healy (Melbourne based Religious Educator) and David Collins (Creative Producer), Finding Out is a growing collection of engaging, bite-sized web videos that stimulate inquiry and support essential skills in RaVE.  These videos have been developed to expose students to aspects of religious communities that they may not otherwise have an opportunity to experience.
* Have a look at the beautifully filmed Hindu 'munj' or unanayana (threading ceremony) held in Melbourne in March 2015.  After watching, hear an explanation of the history and tradition around this key rite of initiation.

Also available through Finding Out is a series of videos, Scrolls Club, that model a discussion based model for exploring Biblical texts. Students are encouraged to develop their own insights into Biblical texts before exploring them on a more contextual level.

There is a free 30 day trial available for anyone wanting to view the resources on behalf of their organisation.


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