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: DR8709A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Religious Education

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Compose and defend a view of the aims of education in the Church

2.

Critically evaluate the model of the ancient catechumenate and apply its wisdom to a contemporary situation.

3.

Construct a theological reflection the role of the teacher within the life of the Church.

4.

Demonstrate skills in integrating a selection of foundational pedagogical theories to Religious Education in the Church

5.

Propose and appraise initiatives for Religious Education in the church today

Pedagogy

Lectures, classroom discussion, guided reading from set texts, additional reading resources and notes

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Written Assessment Task – Reflections 1250 word equiv

20.0

Written Assessment Task – Essay 2500 words

40.0

Practical Assessment – Ministry Evaluation and Proposal 2500 words

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:08:30 +1100