Religious Education: Theory and Practice

Course code EDUC6043
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge and understanding of religious education in both its conceptual and practical aspects. The relevant theoretical insights from research in general education contexts will be explored for their relevance to prominent theories of religious education. The particular relevance of historical, philosophical and theological insights to current religious education practices will be examined with a view to their relevance to particular settings and, in particular, to the practical setting(s) of the students in question. The subject will ultimately challenge students to relate their knowledge of religious education to a particular setting in which religious education is practised.

Availability

UoN Broken Bay Instit - Online

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge of the conjunction of religious education theory and educational research and theory in general;

2. Understanding of prominent religious education theory in formal religious and public education contexts;

3. Knowledge of current models of religious education to be found in religious and public education settings;

4. The capacity to apply their findings to a practical religious education setting.

Content

This subject will provide opportunities for students to develop knowledge and understanding of religious education in both its conceptual and practical aspects. The relevant theoretical insights from research in general education contexts will be explored for its relevance to prominent theories of religious education. The particular relevance of historical, philosophical and theological insights to current religious education practices will be established and appraised critically. Key authors and models of religious education of the recent past will be examined with a view to their relevance to particular settings and, in particular, to the practical setting(s) of the students in question. The subject will ultimately challenge students to relate their knowledge of religious education to a particular setting in which religious education is practised.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essays / Written Assignments

Essay: Essays / Written Assignments

In Term Test: Examination: On-line

Contact Hours

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online equivalent