This unit is located at the intersection between theory and practice in Lutheran education. It considers the classroom as a place of diverse prior understandings, including spirituality and worldview, which need to be considered in the planning of both Christian Studies and worship in a Lutheran or other Christian education setting. It engages students in a close theological and pedagogical study of the Lutheran Education Australia Christian Studies Curriculum Framework (CSCF). It explores questions of best practice and assessment in teaching Christian Studies. Students will also examine Lutheran theology, theory and practice of worship at education sites, considering various complexities and issues surrounding worship in schools and early childhood centres. Students are provided with opportunities to reflect critically on their practice in the light of theological and pedagogical theory.
Unit Code: DR8312L
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Religious Education
Delivery Mode: Blended
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Demonstrate awareness of the impact of external factors, including spirituality, worldview and secular agenda, on worship and Christian Studies practice in Lutheran or other Christian education settings
Engage with the Christian Studies Curriculum Framework (CSCF), and demonstrate deep understanding which leads to appropriate contemporary teaching methodology and assessment practice
Critically analyse worship in the context of the Lutheran (or other Christian by negotiation) education setting, considering issues relating to the theology, theory and practice of worship
Demonstrate a developed capacity to engage in the process of theological reflection in an education context.
Prerequisites: DE8004L Introduction to Lutheran Education and CT8001L The Christ-centred School
Engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums, and asynchronous discussion with lecturer. Includes lectures, video clips, group activities and discussion, spiritual retreat style exercises
Worship portfolio examining the theology, shape and practice of worship in a Lutheran education setting 3,000 words equivalent
Portfolio of Christian Studies classroom practice 3,000 words equivalent
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2020-01-14 15:40:33 +1100