This unit examines the place of visual culture, text and material artefacts as expressions of belief in the practice of Protestant Christianity. It draws on material objects, visual art and written text to explore ways in which they both reflect, and shape, beliefs and theological positions. Drawing on the socio-cultural and historical context of this material, the unit explores ways in which cultural artefacts and cultural memory can be used to engage with the spiritual lives of culturally diverse people in schools, parishes and the wider community.
Identify a range of visual and written texts and artefacts which illuminate diverse theological positions
Apply skills of historical interpretation to a range of primary sources
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between cultural artefacts, identity and belief
Communicate a critical understanding of the significance of socio-cultural and historical context in the church and the academy
Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues associated with the use of culturally significant objects and images
The unit will draw on social constructivist and experiential learning pedagogies and object based learning frameworks. Text analysis, small group and whole class discussion and activities and direct teaching will be employed as strategies.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Document Study - Source Analysis||2000||35.0|
|Essay - Research Essay||4000||50.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 12 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-10-12 16:08:24 +1100