Review Article - Studying Religion

Introductory Texts for Students


  • Deirdre Burke University of Wolverhampton



review article


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Author Biography

Deirdre Burke, University of Wolverhampton

Deirdre Burke is the course leader for Religious Studies and has an active interest in field visits to local places of worship. Wolverhampton has a very rich religious environment, both historically and in the variety of contemporary religious places of worship. Deirdre developed the website Religions in Wolverhampton to support student study of local religious communities. Her work as a National Teacher Fellow focused on student use of tutor feedback to develop their skills, and this review article links to her interest in preparing students for the skills they need for study.


Burke, D. 2007. “Engaging Students in Personal Development Planning: Profiles, Skills Development and Acting on Feedback,” Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies, 6.2, 107–42.

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Cush, D. 2008. Review in British Journal of Religious Education, 30.3 (September), 259–72.

Stephani, L. A. 1998. “Assessment in Partnership with Learners,” Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 23.4, 339–50. doi:10.1080/0260293980230402



How to Cite

Burke, D. (2010). Review Article - Studying Religion: Introductory Texts for Students. Fieldwork in Religion, 3(2), 195–199.