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Religious Education Symposium

Unit Overview and Content

This unit provides students with the opportunity to review religious education in relationship to the goals of Catholic education. It draws on students’ participation in the National RE symposium as a catalyst for exploring how the practice of religious education is impacted upon, and can be improved, by critical reflection on key issues that impact upon this discipline.

Study hours

20 hours per week for 6 week Spring intensive, comprised of:

·         Active participation in the 2 day National RE Symposium (12 hours)

·         At least six hours per week of reading

·         At least twelve hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching Methods

Key notes and workshops at the National RE Symposium; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Type of Assessment and Weight

Discussion Forum (30%)
Major Essay (40%)
PowerPoint Presentation (30%)


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