Mr Leon Robinson

  • Lecturer (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

telephone: 01413303078
email: Leon.Robinson@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

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.

Career history

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.


Publications

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2019

Robinson, L. (2019) Philosophy – the benign tumour in the body of Religious Education. AULRE Annual Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK, 9-10 May 2019.

2018

Franchi, L. and Robinson, L. (2018) Religious and moral education. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 490-496. ISBN 9781474437844

2014

Franchi, L. and Robinson, L. (2014) Spiritual development. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

2013

Robinson, L. (2013) What does the truth weigh? Gurus, teachers and realities. In: McCluskey, R. and McKinney, S.J. (eds.) How "The Teacher" Is Presented In Literature, History, Religion and the Arts: Cross-Cultural Analysis of a Stereotype. Edwin Mellen Press: New York, NY, USA. ISBN 9780773445208

2011

Robinson, L. (2011) Contemporary approaches to religious education. In: Franchi, L. and McKinney, S.J. (eds.) A Companion to Catholic Education. Gracewing: Leominster, UK. ISBN 9780852447574

Robinson, L. (2011) Teaching 'religious education' as a foreigner in the UK. In: Diemling, P. and Westermann, J. (eds.) "Und was machst Du später damit?" Berufsperspektiven für Religionswissenschaftler und Absolventen anderer kleiner Fächer. Peter Lang: Frankfurt, Germany. ISBN 9783631613672

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Book Sections

Franchi, L. and Robinson, L. (2018) Religious and moral education. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 490-496. ISBN 9781474437844

Franchi, L. and Robinson, L. (2014) Spiritual development. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

Robinson, L. (2013) What does the truth weigh? Gurus, teachers and realities. In: McCluskey, R. and McKinney, S.J. (eds.) How "The Teacher" Is Presented In Literature, History, Religion and the Arts: Cross-Cultural Analysis of a Stereotype. Edwin Mellen Press: New York, NY, USA. ISBN 9780773445208

Robinson, L. (2011) Contemporary approaches to religious education. In: Franchi, L. and McKinney, S.J. (eds.) A Companion to Catholic Education. Gracewing: Leominster, UK. ISBN 9780852447574

Robinson, L. (2011) Teaching 'religious education' as a foreigner in the UK. In: Diemling, P. and Westermann, J. (eds.) "Und was machst Du später damit?" Berufsperspektiven für Religionswissenschaftler und Absolventen anderer kleiner Fächer. Peter Lang: Frankfurt, Germany. ISBN 9783631613672

Conference or Workshop Item

Robinson, L. (2019) Philosophy – the benign tumour in the body of Religious Education. AULRE Annual Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK, 9-10 May 2019.

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Grants

Grants and awards

Farmington Trust Award for Religious Education 1999


Teaching

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.


Additional information

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.