Mr Leon Robinson
- Lecturer (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)
Education for Sustainability, Health and Well-Being through Education, Hindu iconography, devotional art and philosophy; Symbolic literacy; Paradox and Illusion; The Limits of Reason; Education for Peace; Art Imagination and Religious Education; Initial Teacher Education.
BA Hons Philosophy & Theology, Worcester College, University of Oxford 1982
PGCE Secondary Religious Education, Brighton University 1997
RE Teacher, Queens’ School, Bushey, Hertfordshire 1997 – 2001
Visiting Lecturer, Brighton University, Falmer, East Sussex 1997 – 2003
Programme Leader & University Teacher, University of Glasgow 2003 - present
Leon was a keynote speaker at “Pathways to the Future, Education for Sustainable Development” conference in Tallinn, Estonia, with (“The Unappealing Smells of Sacrifice”) (April 2015)
He has delivered research papers at national and international conferences, including SERA (Scottish Educational Research Association) (November 2015), AULRE (Association of University Lecturers in Religious Education) (July 2011) The Teacher Image, Icon and Identity (July 2008)
He has regularly presented papers and led workshops at ATRES conferences.
Leon has taught in a wide variety of subjects and institutions, from practical art workshops in primary schools to adult education courses in European and Indian Mythologies; he has collaborated on projects teaching communication skills to trainee British Army Officers, and on practical theatre skills for secondary school children.
Grants and awards
Farmington Trust Award for Religious Education 1999
Leon is the Programme Leader for the MA in Religious and Philosophical Education, responsible for the practical Teacher Education courses at all levels, and convening courses in Teaching World Religions, Morality and Belief, Philosophy and Theology of Education and Religious Education in Contemporary Society .
He also teaches on the PGDE Secondary RE Specialist, B Ed Primary and the M Educ Primary, specialising in inter-disciplinary approaches, drawing on the sciences, arts and religious studies to inform an approach uynderpinned by a commitment to education for sustainability. He lectures on Hinduism for Theology and Religious Studies in the School of Critical Studies. He supervises dissertations at different academic levels, and has contributed to the Hunterian Museum's series of lunchtime talks on objects from their collections.
He has extensive experience delivering CPD on Teaching World Religions and on Storytelling for the Classroom.
Academic and professional body membership
Member of the General Teaching Council of Scotland
Member of the Professional Council for Religious Education
Member of Executive Committee for ATRES (Association of Teachers of Religious Education, Scotland) and has helped organise national conferences.
He is a member of the network of University Lecturers in Religius Education, organised by Education Scotland.