Professor Trevor Cooling


NameProfessor Trevor Cooling
Job titleProfessor of Christian Education

Research outputs

What do we mean by Christian learning?

Cooling, T. What do we mean by Christian learning? in: Education, Formation and the Church Leiden Brill Academic Publishers.

Worldview in religious education: autobiographical reflections on the commission on religious education in England final report

Cooling, T. 2020. Worldview in religious education: autobiographical reflections on the commission on religious education in England final report. British Journal of Religious Education.

Religious education for spiritual bricoleurs? the perceptions of students in ten Christian-ethos secondary schools in England and Wales

Casson, A. and Cooling, T. 2019. Religious education for spiritual bricoleurs? the perceptions of students in ten Christian-ethos secondary schools in England and Wales. Journal of Beliefs and Values. https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2019.1632596

Everyone has a worldview?

Cooling, T. 2019. Everyone has a worldview? RE Today. 36 (3), pp. 12-13.

Editorial: the return to worldview - reflections from the UK

Cooling, T. 2019. Editorial: the return to worldview - reflections from the UK. International Journal of Christianity & Education. 23 (1). https://doi.org/10.1177/2056997118818402

Understanding Christianity: exploring a hermeneutical pedagogy for teaching Christianity

Pett, S. and Cooling, T. 2018. Understanding Christianity: exploring a hermeneutical pedagogy for teaching Christianity. British Journal of Religious Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/01416200.2018.1493268

Formation and Christian education in England

Cooling, T. 2017. Formation and Christian education in England. in: Stuart Buttle, R. and Shortt, J. (ed.) Christian Faith, Formation and Education Cham, Switzerland Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 115-130

The threat to better learning in Christian Education

Cooling, T. 2017. The threat to better learning in Christian Education. in: Goodlet, K., Collier, J. and George, T. (ed.) Better Learning: Trajectories for Educators in Christian schools Canberra, Australia St Mark's NTC Publishing. pp. 107-116

Lessons in spiritual development: learning from leading Christian-ethos secondary schools

Casson, A., Cooling, T. and Francis, L. 2017. Lessons in spiritual development: learning from leading Christian-ethos secondary schools. London Church House Publishing.

What if learning character development project: case studies

Thomas, C. and Cooling, T. 2016. What if learning character development project: case studies. London Church of England Education Office.

What if learning character development project : final report

Thomas, C. and Cooling, T. 2016. What if learning character development project : final report. London Church of England Education Office.

Christian faith in English church schools: research conversations with classroom teachers

Cooling, T. 2016. Christian faith in English church schools: research conversations with classroom teachers. Bern, Switzerland Peter Lang.

Passing on faith

Mark, O. and Cooling, T. 2016. Passing on faith. London Theos.

Competing imaginations for teaching and learning: the findings of research into a christian approach to teaching and learning called What If Learning

Cooling, T. and Green, E. 2015. Competing imaginations for teaching and learning: the findings of research into a christian approach to teaching and learning called What If Learning. International Journal of Christianity & Education. 19 (2), pp. 96-107. https://doi.org/10.1177/2056997115583432

Theology and pedagogy: a response to Sean Whittle

Cooling, T. and Smith, D. 2014. Theology and pedagogy: a response to Sean Whittle. Journal of Education and Christian Belief. 18 (2), pp. 207-216.

The epistemic criterion: a response to Michael Hand

Cooling, T. 2014. The epistemic criterion: a response to Michael Hand. Journal of Beliefs and Values. 35 (1), pp. 86-89. https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2014.884858

The diversity of school culture

Cooling, T. 2014. The diversity of school culture. in: Goodlet, K. and Collier, J. (ed.) Teaching Well: Insights for Educators in Christian Schools Canberra, Australia Barton Books. pp. 151-162

Enabling the Bible to control learning

Cooling, T. 2014. Enabling the Bible to control learning. in: Goodlet, K. and Collier, J. (ed.) Teaching Well: Insights for Educators in Christian Schools Canberra, Australia Barton Books. pp. 53-62

Evangelism in the classroom: a response to Elmer Thiessen

Cooling, T. 2013. Evangelism in the classroom: a response to Elmer Thiessen. Journal of Education and Christian Belief. 17 (2), pp. 259-270.

The formation of the Christian teacher: the role of faithfulness to the Bible in conceptualising learning

Cooling, T. 2013. The formation of the Christian teacher: the role of faithfulness to the Bible in conceptualising learning. in: Morris, A. (ed.) Re-Imagining Christian Education for the 21st Century Chelmsford Matthew James Publishing.

Distinctively Christian learning?

Cooling, T. and Cooling, M. 2013. Distinctively Christian learning? Cambridge Grove Books.

Teachers and Christian religious values

Cooling, T. 2013. Teachers and Christian religious values. in: Arthur, J. and Lovat, T. (ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Education, Religion and Values London Routledge. pp. 100-113

The distinctiveness of Christian learning in Church of England schools

Cooling, T. 2013. The distinctiveness of Christian learning in Church of England schools. in: Worsley, H. (ed.) Anglican Church School Education: Moving Beyond the First Two Hundred Years London Bloomsbury. pp. 167-185

Creativity: balancing freedom and constraint

Cooling, T. 2010. Creativity: balancing freedom and constraint.

Contestable beliefs in education: fairness and/or neutrality?

Cooling, T. 2012. Contestable beliefs in education: fairness and/or neutrality? Oxford Review of Education. 38 (5), pp. 551-566. https://doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2012.728977

What is a controversial issue? Implications for the treatment of religious beliefs in education.

Cooling, T. 2012. What is a controversial issue? Implications for the treatment of religious beliefs in education. Journal of Beliefs & Values: Studies in Religion & Education. 33 (2), pp. 169-181. https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2012.694060

The use of Christianity in the primary school curriculum

Cooling, T. 1993. The use of Christianity in the primary school curriculum. British Journal of Religious Education. 15 (3), pp. 14-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/0141620930150304

Curiosity - vice or virtue for the Christian teacher? Promoting faithfulness to Scripture in teacher formation

Cooling, T. 2005. Curiosity - vice or virtue for the Christian teacher? Promoting faithfulness to Scripture in teacher formation. Journal of Education and Christian Belief. 9 (2).

Concept cracking: exploring Christian beliefs in school

Cooling, T. 1994. Concept cracking: exploring Christian beliefs in school. Nottingham Stapleford Project.

A Christian vision for state education: reflections on the theology of education

Cooling, T. 1994. A Christian vision for state education: reflections on the theology of education. London SPCK.

Faith, Religious Education and whole school issues

Cooling, T. 2011. Faith, Religious Education and whole school issues. in: Barnes, P. (ed.) Debates in Religious Education London Routledge Falmer.

Christian education masterclass

Cooling, T. 2010. Christian education masterclass.

Distinctively Christian school leadership

Cooling, T. 2010. Distinctively Christian school leadership.

Welcoming the stranger

Cooling, T. 2010. Welcoming the stranger.

What if? A Christian approach to teaching and learning

Cooling, T. 2010. What if? A Christian approach to teaching and learning.

Christian leadership in a 21st century church school

Cooling, T. 2010. Christian leadership in a 21st century church school.

Christian leadership in a 21st century church school

Cooling, T. 2010. Christian leadership in a 21st century church school.

Church schools: confidently and appropriately Christian?

Cooling, T. 2010. Church schools: confidently and appropriately Christian?

Biology, theology and respect for RE

Cooling, T. 2010. Biology, theology and respect for RE. RE Today. 28 (1), pp. 40-41.

Transforming Faith: teaching as a Christian vocation in a secular, world-view diverse culture

Cooling, T. 2010. Transforming Faith: teaching as a Christian vocation in a secular, world-view diverse culture. Journal of Education and Christian Belief. 14 (1).

Called to teach: teaching as a mission vocation

Cooling, T. 2010. Called to teach: teaching as a mission vocation. Cambridge Grove Books.

Doing God in education

Cooling, T. 2010. Doing God in education. London Theos.

Education

Cooling, T. 2009. Education. in: Lynas, R. (ed.) Votewise Now! Helping Christians Engage with the Issues London SPCK.

Mapping the field: a review of the current research evidence on the impact of schools with a Christian ethos

Cooling, T. and Green, E. 2009. Mapping the field: a review of the current research evidence on the impact of schools with a Christian ethos. London Theos. https://doi.org/9780956218209

Supporting Christians in education

Cooling, T. Greene, M. (ed.) 2008. Supporting Christians in education. London LICC.

Pupil learning

Cooling, T. 2008. Pupil learning. in: Barnes, P., Wright, A. and Brandom, A. (ed.) Learning to Teach Religious Education in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience London Routledge. pp. 61-77

Go and make disciples: education as a Christian mission

Cooling, T. 2008. Go and make disciples: education as a Christian mission. Journal of Christian Education. 51 (2), pp. 5-22.

Setting the vision: the calling of the Christian teacher in the twenty-first century world

Cooling, T. 2008. Setting the vision: the calling of the Christian teacher in the twenty-first century world. Journal of Christian Education. 51 (3), pp. 17-31.

Using the Bible in Christian ministry: a workbook

Pattison, S., Cooling, T. and Cooling, T. 2007. Using the Bible in Christian ministry: a workbook. London Darton, Longman & Todd.

The challenge of passionate religious commitment for school education in a world of religious diversity

Cooling, T. 2007. The challenge of passionate religious commitment for school education in a world of religious diversity. Journal of Education and Christian Belief. 11 (1).

Transforming hearts and minds: the contribution of Christian values to the curriculum

Cooling, T. 2006. Transforming hearts and minds: the contribution of Christian values to the curriculum. Journal of Christian Education. 49 (2), pp. 35-50.

Curiosity - vice or virtue for the Christian teacher? Promoting faithfulness to Scripture in teacher formation

Cooling, T. 2006. Curiosity - vice or virtue for the Christian teacher? Promoting faithfulness to Scripture in teacher formation. in: Edlin, R. and Ireland, J. (ed.) Engaging the Culture: Christians at Work in Education Blacktown, NSW National Institute of Christian Education.

The search for truth: postmodernism and religious education

Cooling, T. 2005. The search for truth: postmodernism and religious education. Journal of Beliefs & Values: Studies in Religion & Education. 26 (1), pp. 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1080/13617670500047764

Concept cracking: a practical way to teach big ideas in RE

Cooling, T. and Cooling, T. 2004. Concept cracking: a practical way to teach big ideas in RE. Nottingham The Stapleford Centre.

'Try domething different': approaches to teaching religious education

Cooling, T. 2003. 'Try domething different': approaches to teaching religious education. Nottingham The Stapleford Centre.

Indoctrination and commitment

Cooling, T. 2002. Indoctrination and commitment. in: Brown, A. and Broadbent, L. (ed.) Issues in Religious Education Teaching London Falmer/Routledge.

Global perspectives on Christianity: case studies to promote thinking skills in Religious Education

King, J., Stanley, B., Cooling, T. and Cooling, M. 2001. Global perspectives on Christianity: case studies to promote thinking skills in Religious Education. Norwich Religious and Moral Education Press.

The Stapleford Project: Theology as the basis for Religous Education

Cooling, T. 2000. The Stapleford Project: Theology as the basis for Religous Education. in: Grimmitt, M. (ed.) Pedagogies of Religious Education: Case Studies in the Research and Development of Good Pedagogic Practice in RE Great Wakering McCrimmons.

Metaphor, scripture and education

Shortt, J., Smith, D. and Cooling, T. 2000. Metaphor, scripture and education. Journal of Christian Education. 43 (1), pp. 21-28.

Brian Hill - an appreciation

Cooling, T. 1999. Brian Hill - an appreciation. Panorama: International Journal of Comparative Religious Education and Values. 11 (1&2).

Considering values in the school curriculum

Cooling, T. 1999. Considering values in the school curriculum. Nottingham Stapleford Centre.

The spiritual in modern education

Cooling, T. 1998. The spiritual in modern education. Whitefield Briefing. 3 (1).

Slaying the dragon of moral relativism: relativism in schools and community

Cooling, T. 1998. Slaying the dragon of moral relativism: relativism in schools and community. Sydney Aquila Press.

Agenda for educational change

Shortt, J. and Cooling, T. (ed.) 1997. Agenda for educational change. Leicester Apollos.

Theology goes to school: the story of the Stapleford Project

Cooling, T. 1997. Theology goes to school: the story of the Stapleford Project. Journal of Christian Education. 40 (1).

In defence of the common school

Cooling, T. 1997. In defence of the common school. in: Shortt, J. and Cooling, T. (ed.) Agenda for Educational Change Leicester Apollos.

Education is the point of RE, not religion: theological perspectives on the SCAA model syllabuses

Cooling, T. 1996. Education is the point of RE, not religion: theological perspectives on the SCAA model syllabuses. in: Astley, J. and Francis, L. (ed.) Christian Theology and Religious Education: Connections and Contradictions London SPCK.

Mishmash with integrity: removing the tensions between systematic and thematic approaches to Religious Education

Cooling, T. 1996. Mishmash with integrity: removing the tensions between systematic and thematic approaches to Religious Education. Cheltenham Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Education.

A reply to Elmer Thiessen and Arthur Jones

Cooling, T. 1995. A reply to Elmer Thiessen and Arthur Jones. Spectrum. 27 (2), pp. 153-164.

Education is the point of RE, not religion: theological perspectives on the SCAA model syllabuses

Cooling, T. 1995. Education is the point of RE, not religion: theological perspectives on the SCAA model syllabuses. Hong Kong Journal of Religious Education. 7.

Die Spiritualität der Weltreligionen: Perspektiven für Bildung und Erziehung

Cooling, T. 1995. Die Spiritualität der Weltreligionen: Perspektiven für Bildung und Erziehung. Loccumer Pelikan. 1 (1).

Religious Education

Cooling, T. 1995. Religious Education. in: Atkinson, D. and Field, D. (ed.) New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology Leicester Inter-Varsity Press.

The epistemological foundations of modern Religious Education

Cooling, T. 1994. The epistemological foundations of modern Religious Education. Journal of Christian Education. 37 (3), pp. 37-50.

The Bible in the secondary school

Cooling, T. 1994. The Bible in the secondary school. in: King, J. and Helme, D. (ed.) Teaching RE in Secondary Schools Eastbourne Monarch.

Professionalism, confessionalism and religious education: an exploration from the British context

Cooling, T. 1994. Professionalism, confessionalism and religious education: an exploration from the British context. in: Astley, J. and Francis, L. (ed.) Critical Perspectives on Christian Education: A Reader on the Aims, Principles and Philosophy of Christian Education Leominster Gracewing. pp. 153-168

Living as a Christian in the world of Religious Education

Cooling, T. 1993. Living as a Christian in the world of Religious Education. Spectrum. 25 (1).

Professionalism, confessionalism and religious education: an exploration from the British context

Cooling, T. 1993. Professionalism, confessionalism and religious education: an exploration from the British context. Panorama: International Journal of Comparative Religious Education and Values. 5 (1).

Professionalism, confessionalism and religious education: an exploration from the British context

Cooling, T. 1993. Professionalism, confessionalism and religious education: an exploration from the British context. Spectrum. 25 (2), pp. 129-145.

Evangelicals and modern Religious Education

Cooling, T. 1990. Evangelicals and modern Religious Education. in: Francis, L. and Thatcher, A. (ed.) Christian Perspectives for Education Leominster Fowler Wright. pp. 243-252

Science and Religious Education: conflict or co-operation?

Cooling, T. 1990. Science and Religious Education: conflict or co-operation? British Journal of Religious Education. 13 (1), pp. 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/0141620900130105

Church and School: the contemporary challenge

Cooling, T. and Oliver, G. 1989. Church and School: the contemporary challenge. Nottingham Grove.

Christian doctrine in Religious Education

Cooling, T. and Cooling, T. 1987. Christian doctrine in Religious Education. British Journal of Religious Education. 9 (3), pp. 152-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/0141620870090307

Evangelicals and modern Religious Education (Part 2)

Cooling, T. 1987. Evangelicals and modern Religious Education (Part 2). Spectrum. 19 (1).

Objectivity in modern Religious Education

Cooling, T. 1986. Objectivity in modern Religious Education. British Journal of Religious Education. 8 (3), pp. 146-149. https://doi.org/10.1080/0141620850080305

Evangelicals and modern Religious Education (Part 1)

Cooling, T. 1986. Evangelicals and modern Religious Education (Part 1). Spectrum. 18 (2).
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