This unit will focus on the practical methods and strategies relevant to teaching and learning in Religious Education. Students will be exposed to a range of approaches useful to Religious Educators and will critically evaluate these approaches in light of the foundational aims of Orthodox Religious Education. This unit will explore relevant pedagogical theories that can support the delivery of Religious Education. Students will engage and reflect on practical ministry through various observations in a chosen setting and class presentations.

Unit Code: DR2710A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Religious Education

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate traditional and contemporary approaches to Religious Education.


Identify and describe a variety of teaching and learning approaches relevant to Religious Education.


Engage with existing Religious Education curricula to plan sequences of instruction.


Design a range of teaching and learning resources for catechists and students which incorporate a range of evidence- based pedagogical practices.

Unit sequence

Foundational Studies unit in Religious Education


12 weekly sessions, required reading and additional reading resources.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Reports on observation of two Religious Education sessions in a chosen setting (1750 words)

1750 40.0

Reflective journal (1000 words)

1000 20.0
Oral Presentation

Individual or group presentation and individual reflection and report (1750 words words)

1750 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-25 15:01:44 +1000