BBI-TAITE Units

All Directed studies, Capstone Units and IMER900 will be offered in all trimesters as required by students.

Units

2020 Availability

GOVC800

Introduction to Governance for Mission, Ministry and Work in the Church

Unit overview and content

This unit provides opportunities for students to develop a foundational knowledge and understanding of governance in Catholic Church organisations. Theoretical insights from selected organisational research will be explored for their relevance to the variety of ways in which governance is exercised in the Church’s different contexts and organisational arrangements.  In particular it will focus on the relationship between governance, mission, ministry and work.

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.

 

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

GOVC801

Introduction to Canon Law and General Norms

Unit overview and content

This unit provides opportunities for students to develop a foundational knowledge and understanding of Canon Law. The fundamental principles of Canon Law, as well as its application, are studied in various Catholic Church organisations and contexts.

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.

 

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

GOVC802

Structures in the Church: Canonical Perspectives

Unit overview and content

This unit will provide detailed analysis of the organisational structure of Church, with reference to relevant codes of canon law.

Initial attention is given to the obligations and rights of all the Christian faithful as described by canon law.

An understanding of the theological and canonical characteristics of the diocese, as an organisational unit of the Catholic Church, is developed.

The concept of a public juridic person is studied, in relation to a wide range of Church organisations. Students are given the opportunity to analyse a specific Church organisation through this framework, including:

  • Dioceses, diocesan agencies and parishes
  • Religious Institutes
  • Associations of the Faithful
  • Ministerial Juridic Persons and other ecclesial organisations

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.

 

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

GOVC803

Stewardship of Resources in Church Organisations

Unit overview and content

This unit examines the practice of stewardship as it occurs through the bishops’ participation in the threefold munera of sanctifying, teaching and governing.

The biblical foundation of stewardship arises out of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church – Lumen Gentium. The unit opens with an examination of the relationship between the key elements of stewardship and the role of bishop, as prescribed by the Second Vatican Council. Students will consider ways in which ecclesial change in the post-conciliar Church resulted in a move towards a decentralised Church.

The impact on the bishop’s role of governance as vicar of Christ is considered, with particular reference to power and autonomy in decision-making.  This will involve study of The Directory on the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops. The depiction of bishop as shepherd will lead students to consider how the guiding principles of the Directory help shape the bishop’s role in administering the particular Church through acts of governance that are undertaken in direct response to stewardship.

Finally, the study of relevant aspects of Book V of the Code of Canon Law will assist students to understand the concept of ecclesiastical goods and how they are regulated in Church law. The principals of the effective stewardship of temporal goods are considered, with particular focus given to the canonical action of alienation of ecclesiastical property (canons 1290-1298). Students are given the opportunity to explore methods of best practice through a case study of a diocese or religious institute.

Study hours    

15 hours per week for 8 week semester, comprised of

  • At least 1.5 hours per week for online lectures
  • At least 4.5 hours per week of reading.
  • At least 9 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.

 

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

GOVC810

Directed Studies in Canon Law

Unit overview and content

This unit provides the opportunity for specialised study in a particular discipline under the tutelage and guidance of a specialist in the field. It seeks to further the learning experience of the student by engaging in issues aligned with a particular area within canon law in a specialised area of interest to the student.

Study hours    

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of

  • At least 10 hour per week of directed study, including reading, research, consultation with tutor and writing up of assessment tasks.

Teaching methods

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

 

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

REDU800

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 theoretical insights from research in general education contexts will be explored for their relevance to prominent theories of Religious Education. The relevance of historical, philosophical and theological insights to current Religious Education practices will also be examined. The unit will ultimately challenge students to relate their knowledge of Religious Education to a particular setting in which Religious Education is taught.

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.

 

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

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.

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

REDU802

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.

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

REDU900

Advanced Studies in Religious Education for the 21st Century

Unit overview and content

In this unit, students will study, at an advanced level, contemporary theories of Religious Education and their intersections with the discipline of Theology. Furthermore, students will explore in detail the current context for Religious Education, including its status in contemporary political discourse and educational theory as well as the realities of religious and cultural pluralism in which it finds its expression.

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.

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

REDU901

Contemporary Pedagogies and Classroom Practices in Religious Education

Unit overview and content

In this unit, students will be exposed to updated pedagogical theory and associated practices emanating from a range of disciplinary research, including psychology, sociology, philosophy and neuroscience. The aim of the unit is to challenge students to make links between the pedagogical thinking that is driving educational innovation generally and the particular ramification for religious education.

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.

2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3