Leon is the Programme Leader for the MA in Religious and Philosophical Education, responsible for the Preparation for Teaching 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 PGCE Secondary RE Specialist, B Ed Primary and the ATQ in Religious Education, and lectures on Hinduism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He supervises dissertations at different academic levels, and is a contributor 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, and is working with colleagues from the Department of Philosophy on “Philosophical Thinking Skills for the Classroom”.
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 collaborarated on projects teaching communication skills to trainee British Army Officers, and on practical theatre skills for secondary school children.
His research interests include Hindu iconography, devotional art and philosophy; Symbolic literacy; Paradox and Illusion; The Limits of Reason; the Psychology of Belief; Education for Peace; Art Imagination and Religious Education; and Initial Teacher Education.