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Foundations for Religious Education Theory and Practice

Unit overview and content

This unit 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 unit will ultimately challenge students to relate their knowledge of religious education to a particular setting in which religious education is practised.

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

  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Discussion Forum (30%)
  • Major Essay (40%)
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