BBC Horizon programme (2006) covered this controversy. Details on BBC website.
Questions about God (Patrick Clarke), contains material on Polkinghorne.
Debating Design (edited by) contains a number of essays by leading thinkers including Behe and Polkinghorne. It may be of help to the teacher for background reading.
Critical Discussion of these views, their strengths and weaknesses.
Students undertake a research project leading up to the writing of a structured report for governors of a faith school where the teaching of creation-evolution is an issue. The scientific, philosophical and theological issues to be explored.
Philosophy of Religion for A Level (Jordan, Lockyer & Tate).
www.creationism.org, www.origins.org, & www.infidels.org give different perspectives on these issues.
www.wasdarwinright.com and www.faithnet.org have useful material also.
There is scope for more able students to consider religious thinkers who use evolution in their ideas such as process theologians and Teilhard de Chardin.
The project will take at least 2lessons and may be extended if there is time or interest.
Feedback on project and class discussion. Students debate whether in their opinion religion and science are compatible.
Religious Studies H172: Philosophy of Religion G571