Advanced Studies in Education & Mission 2

Course code RELT6012Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is structured around the various domains of evangelisation as understood in Catholic teaching on mission and evangelisation. It explores how Catholic school education is a privileged process in regard to evangelisation understood in terms of its various domains viz proclamation (by word and witness), dialogue, justice peace and reconciliation, ensuring the integrity of creation, inculturation, liturgy and prayer, and the pastoral care of the faithful. The course involves the study of both scripture and tradition in regard to these domains.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be expected to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of and be confident in applying mission theology to the many aspects of their lives and roles as educators in areas such as curriculum, school renewal, professional development of staff, and community development;
- Identify the evangelizing possibilities within their own practice within the school or school system;
- Articulate their understandings within the school community; have enriched their personal and communal spiritualities by appropriate scripture study and engagement with relevant Catholic tradition.
ContentThemes include:
- Education as evangelisation - that is education as proclamation, dialogue, personal and societal liberation, care for creation etc;
- Indepth study of secularization and pluralism;
- The importance of narrative;
- Analysis of school culture;
- Missional dimension of liturgy and prayer;
- Education as prophetic dialogue (overarching theme);
- Paul's approach to the kingdom (justice, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit).
Replacing Course(s)THEO6012
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6012 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6012.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThis course may be taken only by students who have already studied either THEO6011 or THEO1005 or THEO6015 or can satisfy that they have done some equivalent study of mission theology.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1 - 2000-2500 words (50%)
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2 - 2000-2500 words (50%)
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term