Rebecca Davidge

rebecca davidge

Senior Lecturer

Secondary and Post Compulsory Education

Contact Details

email: r.davidge@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542082

Rebecca is the PGCE secondary subject lead for religious education. She has over 20 years of teaching experience across a range of secondary schools in the West Midlands, including middle and senior management positions.

She has taught a range of Humanities subjects, with her main expertise in Religious Education, Ethics and Values. She has a Masters’ degree in Education (Religion and Values). Rebecca is a fellow of the HEA and is an external examiner at the University of Roehampton. Rebecca’s research interests include Holocaust education, faith schools, diversifying the curriculum and inter-faith dialogue.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Religious Studies and Sociology
  • PGCE Religious Education
  • MA Education (Religion and Values)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – University of Worcester

Teaching & Research

Rebecca is the Subject Tutor for the PGCE Secondary RE course, taking an active interest in the progress of all her students, during their training and beyond as they begin their career.

Research Interests

Rebecca is fascinated in showing how religion influences individuals, culture and attitudes in 21st Century UK and exploring the place of RE in school curriculums. In collaboration with a partner secondary school, Rebecca has set up an area Hub teachers for teachers to network, share good practice and received CPD. Rebecca is currently writing about the importance on pedagogical strategies and reflecting on her own pedagogical approaches to RE.  She is also involved in Holocaust Education and is particularly interested in research in this area.

Professional Bodies

Rebecca is an active member of the National Association for Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE).

Publications

Davidge, R. (2016) Awaking to the power of pedagogy: one RE teachers journey of discovery. Professional REflection in RE Today. 32 (2) 49-51.

External Roles

Rebecca is a member of the Worcestershire Interfaith Forum and Leader on the NATRE Local RE Hub for Worcestershire.