Content

This unit serves as an introduction to the nature, purpose and approach of Religious Education in the life of the Church. Students will theologically reflect on the aims of Religious Education and will explore the role and nature of the curriculum in the life of the church. This unit will also explore key understanding that Religious Educators need to have about the students of Religious Education, including various approaches to delivering Religious Education in a parish setting. This unit is a foundational unit equipping students who want to take further Religious Education units.

Unit Code: DR1709A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Religious Education

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate the foundational understanding of the nature and purpose of Religious Education in the life of the Church.

2.

Outline the model of the ancient catechumenate and discuss its relevance to contemporary Religious Education

3.

Explain the role and nature of the curriculum of Religious Education in a parish setting.

4.

Discuss pedagogical approaches relevant to Religious Education in the Church.

Pedagogy

Classes will also have an online tutorial. Students will be expected to contribute to six discussions on a fortnightly basis.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Essay 1 – 1000 words

30.0

Essay 2 – 1500 words

40.0

Online discussion and worksheets equivalent to 1000 words

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-25 13:45:35 +1000