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ED5934 - Catholic Religious Education 4

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject studies principles and methods for implementing Religious Education in classrooms. Students will gain an understanding of the nature, historical development and purposes of Religious Education through an analysis of relevant church documents. Students will identify, examine and critique a variety of approaches to Religious Education by exploring and analysing curriculum approaches and resource materials of selected Australian Catholic schooling systems. Students will examine, critique, develop and evaluate plans for effective teaching and learning strategies in the Religious Education classroom. This will include assessment, reporting and evaluation processes used in Religious Education. Students will participate in learning opportunities for demonstrating and applying Religious Education methods.

Learning Outcomes

  • review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge of the historical development and purpose of Religious Education through critical examination of Church documents and the nature of religion & spirituality in childhood and adolescence;
  • examine, critique, create and adapt a variety of Religious Education curriculum approaches (methods) used in the classroom teaching of religion;
  • synthesise the interrelated and separate dimensions of the Religious Life of the School and the Religion Curriculum to generate practical and knowledgeable solutions to planning quality Religious Education;
  • acquire a coherent set of theoretical and theological underpinnings of effectively planned content, teaching strategies and assessment techniques to initiate, plan and evaluate Religious Education curriculum;
  • communicate complex knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences through high level speaking, reading, writing, listening and advocacy skills.


Cairns, Study Period 9, Block
Census Date 08-Oct-2015
Face to face teaching (5 day Workshop Delivered 28 September - 2 October 2015 (Cairns))
Coordinator: Professor Maree Dinan-Thompson
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: in-class test (500 words) (10%); unit of work and essay (1500-2000 words) (50%); in-class essay (1200 -1500 words) (40%).

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