DAN E-NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2013
Included in this final e-newsletter for 2013:
  • 30th Issue Dialogue Australasia Journal - includes 2 teaching units with additional online resources
  • 2014 DAN Membership Invoices
  • New Film Resource from EthicsOnline: Life after Death
  • New MA in Religious and Values Education, Charles Sturt University
  • Articles & Resources of interest
  • Teaching, Science and Society Conference, 22-23 Jan 2014, Otago University
Warm Yuletide blessings,
Belinda Hill, DAN EO
 
 
30th ISSUE DIALOGUE AUSTRALASIA JOURNAL (Nov 2013) 

This issue has been sent to all 2013 financial members of DAN and Dialogue Australasia subscribers. If you have not received your copy or would like to renew your Membership, please contact the DAN EO.
Current Members: Access 30th Issue Dialogue Australasia Journal Online 

Articles in the 30th Issue include:

*Additional supporting resources for these Units (including PPTs) can be accessed on the DAN website under Resources (using your current 2013 User Name & Password)
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View details of previous issues of Dialogue and order back issues
(Special price of $10 each for 4+ issues).

 
 
2014 DAN MEMBERSHIP

Thank you to our 300 schools and organisations who supported DAN as financial members in 2013.  You will have recently received your 2014 DAN Membership or Journal Invoice with the 30th Issue of Dialogue Australasia Journal.
 
We appreciate that some schools will not be able to renew their Memberships until early 2014 - that is fine!  Please do let us know of any staff or email changes so we can be sure to stay in contact.
If you have any queries concerning your Membership status, please contact the DAN EO.

 
 
 
NEW FILM RESOURCE: LIFE AFTER DEATH
 

 
 
Ethics Online presents another five absorbing and contemporary films on Life After Death, including the thoughts of Plato, The Buddha, St Paul, Augustine, Pascal, Descartes, Ryle, Hick, Stevenson, Blackmore and Dawkins.
Life after Death DvD costs $140 incl P+P.  Teachers’ notes, scripts & classroom activities accompany each film.  Check out a sample.

Read more about the other films available from EthicsOnline which are available for purchase from DAN.  There are now 6 film series covering: Environmental Ethics, The Problem of Evil, Sex & Ethics, Abortion, War & Peace and the latest, Life After Death.

 
NEW MA in RAVE (Distance Education) - Charles Sturt University 
 
 

NEW RESOURCE from RE Today

Essential RE: God, edited by Stephen Pett, helps you to explore key beliefs about God, from Christian, Muslim, agnostic and atheistic perspectives, with many practical classroom activities and resources. It makes use of film, art, artefacts, argument, interviews, ethical dilemmas, speculation and analysis to deepen your students' understanding and develop their skilful thinking.

For more information and to order, see: http://shop.retoday.org.uk/9781905893775
 
 
 
(You already know this, but a good article to perhaps share with colleagues, prospective students etc)
 
 

TEACHING, SCIENCE & SOCIETY CONFERENCE 22-23 JAN 2014

 Otago University, New Zealand

Speakers include Dr Deborah Stevens, Dr Lynne Bowyer, Prof Grant Gillet, Prof Allastair Campbell, Prof Leonado de Castro.

Participants in this highly interactive conference will be resourced in a variety of teaching methods that will engage students in the ethics of science, through the use of film, art, small and whole group discussion, drama and music. Read more about programme and registration details

 
 
2014 DAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We are planning to offer State based PD in the second half of 2014 with Brian Poxon, who is returning to Australia (from the UK) to take up a new position as Head of Philosophical, Religious and Ethical Perspectives at Wesley College, Perth.  
 
Further details will be announced on the DAN website and e-newsletter in 2014.  
 
If you are interested in hosting a PD seminar at your school, we'd love to hear from you (please contact the DAN EO).
 

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