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EDUC6043

Religious Education: Theory and Practice

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Summer - 2012 (Callaghan Campus)
Summer - 2012 (Seminar - Broken Bay Institute)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Seminar - Broken Bay Institute)
Semester 1 - 2014 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Seminar - Broken Bay Institute)
Semester 2 - 2014 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Objectives

Students 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.
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.

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Assessment Items
  • Examination: On-line -
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Minor Essay 1500 words maximum
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Major Essay 2500 words maximum
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6043

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