This new resource is primarily meant for use by teachers who wish to develop their understanding of the religious, social and cultural significance of the Papal visit of Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom in September 2010.
It attempts to identify the main theological themes which he addressed during this visit, concerns which are an integral part of Benedict XVI’s teaching. More specifically, this resource could be used in the context of continuing professional development (CPD), as part of an inset sessions, or it could even be used directly within the classroom with pupils under teacher direction.
The nine themes highlighted lend themselves to be used selectively or progressively, depending on the constraints of time or special interest.
However, the target audience is by no means restricted to those who operate in a school environment. It could include a wider educational forum, from parish to catechetical groups, or any setting where there is a desire to study the thought of Benedict XVI and the teaching of the Catholic Church.