Multiple journeys converge in contemporary theological education. There is the story of God’s people learning and teaching the faith; the story of development of higher education from the cathedral schools of the middle ages; the story of recent developments in regulation and accreditation in higher education that shape and limit the practice of tertiary teaching; the journey of teacher and student through the theological education process; and the story of the institution/s in which they engage. This unit seeks to provide an understanding of these stories as a basis for teaching and for self-understanding by teachers and students.

Unit Code: DE8132L

Points: 16.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Education Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate stories of theological education and identify their own place within them


Analyse the various expectations of students and stakeholders of theological education


Critically analyse the alignment of policy with contemporary educational practice and the mission of theological education

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: DE8030L Introduction to Theological Education


Group discovery, peer learning, practice and reflection, self-reflection, literature research.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

My many-storied theological educator self: placing myself in context. 1000 words

1000 25.0

My many-storied theological education student: knowing my students and myself in my students’ estimation. 1000 words

1000 25.0

My many-storied theological education community: placing myself in theological education. This task may engage with a contemporary, an historical figure, or an influence on our context, from JH Newman to TEQSA, and will look at the impact of at least one institutional policy in its impact on the task of theological education. 2000 words

2000 50.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2020-01-14 15:06:23 +1100