This unit serves as an introduction to the nature, purpose and approach of Religious Education in the life of the Church. Students will theologically reflect on the aims of Religious Education and will explore the role and nature of the curriculum in the life of the church. This unit will also explore key understanding that Religious Educators need to have about the students of Religious Education, including various approaches to delivering Religious Education in a parish setting. This unit is a foundational unit equipping students who want to take further Religious Education units.
Compose and defend a view of the aims of education in the Church
Critically evaluate the model of the ancient catechumenate and apply its wisdom to a contemporary situation.
Construct a theological reflection the role of the teacher within the life of the Church.
Demonstrate skills in integrating a selection of foundational pedagogical theories to Religious Education in the Church
Propose and appraise initiatives for Religious Education in the church today
Lectures, classroom discussion, guided reading from set texts, additional reading resources and notes
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
Written Assessment Task – Reflections 1250 word equiv
Written Assessment Task – Essay 2500 words
Practical Assessment – Ministry Evaluation and Proposal 2500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:08:30 +1100