Religious Education – Hinduism, its Culture and Beliefs

Religious Education – Hinduism, its Culture and Beliefs

Date(s) - 18/03/2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


£30 per person

This session will support subject knowledge, through exploration of key beliefs and practices, of one of the oldest religions of the world.

Throughout history, religion has played a vital role in the lives of human beings. In this session, we will be exploring one of the oldest religions in the world – Hinduism. We will look at key texts from the Hindu scriptures and consider the influences of these upon Hindu beliefs and practices. We will discuss the fundamental teaching of Hinduism – a human being’s basic nature is not confined to the body or the mind but beyond both of these; it is the spirit of God within the soul that defines a Hindus moral values. The course will help you gain a better understanding of Hindu ethics and the philosophy that underpins their outlook on life.

This event will be of interest to RE Leads in Primary Schools

About Mini Patel:

A devout Hindu herself, Mini is able to speak about Hindu culture, religious beliefs and rituals and how they may differ to practices observed in India and here in the United Kingdom.

Mini is an experienced primary school teacher and subject lead with a proven record of accomplishments for embedding whole-school strategies to promote equity of opportunity within the science and arts curriculum. By adapting a range of strategies and approaches and adopting a holistic approach to teaching and learning, Mini has embedded a program of community-engagement activities across the curriculum. This enrichment promotes children’s engagement as it enables them to connect with meaningful and rewarding real-life facets of their world. These curricular and practical activities include:

Enterprise Week – Introducing a concept and embedding it into the school calendar as an annual small business event. This involved local businesses working with children and supporting the development of business acumen and financial education as well as promoting creativity and entrepreneurship.

Art in Woodstock (Community Event) – Promoting art and culture through art workshops for the wider community, leading and curating a children’s art exhibition comprising of work from local partnership schools.

The Passion Play – A community production involving a cast of over 70 local children and adults, set across key locations in the historic town of Woodstock, to retell the Easter Story.

Community Day – Introduction of an annual event, on the school calendar, to promote and raise the profile of global citizenship specifically roles and responsibilities linked to the care of our local, wider and global community and our planet.

In addition to this, Mini developed, planned, embedded and monitored a sustained whole-school approach to promote the importance of The Arts as well as Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the primary curriculum. The program, STEM TO STEAM, included a series of six aspirational talks, in an academic year, delivered by professionals working across a plethora of careers and industry that require STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Maths).

Prior to entering the field of education, Mini had a successful career as a freelance illustrator and animator, an international customer services manager and sales engineer within the marine sector and a small business owner. Her experiences, knowledge and skills enable her to bring creativity and real-life situations to her teaching and delivery.

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We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.

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