Nudge Project promotes Scripture reading


​​Nudge Project members (From left) St Matthew's School, Cornubia, APRE Catherine Connors; St Eugene College, Burpengary, APRE Alison Bates, at St Matthew's teacher Colleen Hughes and St Dympna's School, Aspley, teacher Bill Bemelmans deep in scripture reading

​A PILOT reading group has brought together Religious Education leaders in BCE schools eager to nudge their scripture learning in the right direction.

Designed and developed by BCE's Scripture Steering Committee, and endor​sed by BCE Deputy Executive Director Dr Doug Ashleigh, the Nudge Project provides a forum for people who are passionate about leading scripture education to come together to read and learn more about Jesus and the Gospels.

Under the mentorship of Brisbane-based author, lecturer and publisher, Dr Maurice Ryan, each member of the pilot Scripture Reading Group chooses an educational activity that demonstrates their engagement in the project.

They read a range of selected scholarly texts on a biblical theme and then produce an educational resource reflective of their acquired knowledge and insights.

The 12 participants, classroom teachers, assistant principals, and education officers from across the Brisbane archdiocese, gather twice per term, outside of school hours, to share learning and progress.

The group benefits from the experience of Dr Ryan as a world-renowned religious educator and author.

He challenges members to participate in tasks that promote religious education within their own context and beyond.

COVID-19 did not restrict the scripture learning of this group.

Meetings continued online or face-to-face according to social distancing recommendations. 

Participants enjoyed sharing their progress during the regular meetings and are looking forward to showcasing their projects in November.

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