Religious Education: Theory and Practice

Course code EDUC6043Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2014

Seminar - Broken Bay InstituteSemester 1, Semester 2
UoN Broken Bay Instit - OnlineSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006
ObjectivesStudents will be expected to demonstrate:
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.
ContentThis 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.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Examination: On-line
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor Essay 1500 words maximum
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Essay 2500 words maximum
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6043