Teachers and education providers operate out of a worldview which shapes their beliefs about learning and teaching. This understanding then informs practice. This unit is designed to enable teachers to reflect on and explicitly articulate their own beliefs and those of their Christian education context in the light of contemporary education theory. Teachers will identify issues raised by the theory and practice in their context, consider those which are worthy of addressing at a deep level and engage in an initial investigation of one such issue or part of an issue.

Unit Code: DE9117L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Education Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify the assumptions and beliefs about learners, learning and teaching which characterise Christian Education models


Critique their own beliefs about learners, learning and teaching in the light of contemporary learning and teaching theory


Articulate and critique key issues in contemporary Australian education in the light of a Christian and personal worldview


Develop a specific topic of inquiry in a critically rigorous and self-directed manner

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue


Online—engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums, and asynchronous discussion with lecturer.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Peer reviewed essay 2000 words

2000 30.0
Oral Presentation

Oral (video) presentation 1000 words equivalent

1000 20.0

Action research 3000 words

3000 50.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2020-01-14 14:50:26 +1100