This unit enables students to engage with the question of how faith-based schools develop their capacity to fulfil their core mission. The integrating theme of the unit is developing Christian professional learning communities and conversations. Students will draw from the disciplines of education and theology. They may pursue this study from a number of potential perspectives including leadership, curriculum and the teaching of Christian Studies (Religious Education). Key theological emphases are vocation, Christian service and the law/gospel tension. The policy statements and other relevant systemic documents from the student’s own Christian education tradition will be incorporated.

Unit Code: XP9120L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Capstone

Unit Discipline: Capstone Other P

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Develop a discerning and deep understanding of key theological emphases which inform the practice and core culture of Lutheran or other Christian schools


Evaluate critically educational models, constructs, programs, trends or reforms from a Christian perspective


Become life-long participants and leaders in the dialogue between education and theology, exploring the nexus between the disciplines in such a way as to generate new insights for school and church


Engage in reflective practices which enhance their capacity to fulfil their dual roles as educators and active participants in the mission and ministry of the church in its schools

Unit sequence

DE9016L Education and Theology In Dialogue


The unit contains content in a number of areas which pertain to the development of school capacity. Students engage with this material via online means which may include but are not limited to external readings embedded in lecturer written content, audio/video, reflection tasks, forums, links to relevant websites and asynchronous discussion with lecturer.


Name Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Integrated response Develop a professional integrated response which draws together education theory, personal praxis and the theological and educational context. 6000 words

6000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 15:00:00 +1100