Content

This is a practical, vocational unit, focussed on the teaching of Christian Studies and leading worship in a Lutheran school. Students will explore the concepts of Christian education, Christian Studies and Christian worship. Current curriculum documents are used to plan units of work reflecting understanding of purpose and good pedagogy in teaching Christian Studies. Students consider various complexities and issues surrounding school worship while developing their own school worship service order.

Unit Code: DR3312L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Religious Education

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate and demonstrate understanding of key concepts of Christian education, Christian Studies and worship in the life of the Lutheran school

2.

Engage with Christian studies curriculum materials (CSCF) in practical and meaningful ways which clarify the purpose and good pedagogical practice in teaching Christian Studies

3.

Explain and analyse worship in the context of the Lutheran school, considering issues relating to the practice of worship

4.

Demonstrate a developed capacity to engage in the process of theological reflection in an education context

Unit sequence

Exploring the Bible, The Christian Faith and Principles and Context of Lutheran Schooling or their equivalents are assumed.

Pedagogy

This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage with online learning materials including video, tasks, discussion, forums and asynchronous discussions with the lecturer. An intensive workshop of three days x 6 hours (18 hrs) of lectures, inquiry, group activities, guest speakers and discussion is also offered.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Essay—worldview in a Lutheran or other Christian education setting 1000 words

20.0
Learning Resource

Learning resource—for use in a Lutheran or other Christian school worship context 1500 words equivalent

30.0
Learning Resource

Learning resource—Christian Studies unit plan 2500 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:51 +1100