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REDU801

Religious Education in the Contemporary Classroom

Unit overview and content

In this unit, students will be exposed to current trends in Religious Education across a variety of educational systems in Australia and internationally.  The aim of the unit is to increase awareness of the many debates and curricula that characterise the field of Religious Education and how these impact on classroom practices. In studying the contemporary classroom, the unit will also consider the current context of religious and cultural pluralism, and the challenges that this presents in Religious Education contexts (in both faith-based schools and non-faith based schools).

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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