Theology of Religious Education
|Course code THEO6007||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course will offer a detailed study of school religious education as it contributes to the Church's mission. It aims for a deepened understanding of ecclesiology, missiology and the Scriptures and an expanded appreciation of religious education.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010|
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course students will be expected to:|
- Demonstrate Confidence and skills in using Scripture as foundational in doing theology and appreciating the missional nature of key New Testament writings
- Examine and discuss their understanding of the Church as mystery and appreciation of how ecclesial models can assist those engaged in the ministry of Religious Education
- Demonstrate an awareness that evangelisation is multi-faceted and therefore Religious Education is also multi-faceted
- Display an enhanced capacity to articulate a personally held theology of Religious Education.
|Content||The main themes covered include:|
- understanding theology as a work of faith;
- Key elements of theology: experience, scripture, tradition, reflection, articulation, involvement;
- The Church's mission and the role of the Religious Educator;
- Official Catholic sources for a theology of Religious Education and Religious Education as evangelisation.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||Generally students will have a first degree as teachers in the ministry of Catholic school education, however the course is open to others interested in the religious education more broadly. It is preferable that this course will follow THEO1040 Introduction to Theology and Introduction.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|