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Great Spiritual Traditions in Catholic Education

Unit overview and content

In this unit students will study at an advanced level the manner in which the Catholic spiritual tradition has influenced and continues to influence leadership in Catholic schools both in the formation given to leaders and in the exercise of leadership. Students will analyse the different traditions associated with religious congregations and their development and explore the emergence of new perspectives and their implications for school and system leadership.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments. 

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Research Essay 1 (30%)
  • Discussion Forum (20%)
  • Praxis Reflection (20%)
  • Research Essay 2 (30%)
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