This is a practical, vocational unit, focussed on the teaching of Christian Studies and leading worship in a Lutheran school. Students will explore the concepts of Christian education, Christian Studies and Christian worship. Current curriculum documents are used to plan units of work reflecting understanding of purpose and good pedagogy in teaching Christian Studies. Students consider various complexities and issues surrounding school worship while developing their own school worship service order.

Unit Code: DR3212L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Religious Education

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate and demonstrate understanding of key concepts of Christian education, Christian Studies and worship in the life of the Lutheran school


Engage with Christian studies curriculum materials (CSCF) in practical and meaningful ways which clarify the purpose and good pedagogical practice in teaching Christian Studies


Explain and analyse worship in the context of the Lutheran school, considering issues relating to the practice of worship


Demonstrate a developed capacity to engage in the process of theological reflection in an education context

Unit sequence

Exploring the Bible, The Christian Faith and Principles and Context of Lutheran Schooling or their equivalents are assumed.


This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage with online learning materials including video, tasks, discussion, forums and asynchronous discussions with the lecturer. An intensive workshop of three days x 6 hours (18 hrs) of lectures, inquiry, group activities, guest speakers and discussion is also offered.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay—worldview in a Lutheran or other Christian education setting 1000 words

1000 20.0
Learning Resource

Learning resource—for use in a Lutheran or other Christian school worship context 1500 words equivalent

1500 30.0
Learning Resource

Learning resource—Christian Studies unit plan 2500 words

2500 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:52 +1100