BBI-TAITE Units

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

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Units

2022 Availability

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.

Lecturer

Rev Matthew Muller

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

 

2022 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.

Unit content includes:

    • Religious Education: An Introduction
    • Religious Education in Catholic Schools
    • More Recent Developments in Educational Models of RE: Content and Method
    • Who Is In Class Today?
    • The Educational Model in RE in Action: From Objectives to Outcomes
    • Planning for Classroom RE
    • The Big and the Small – Exploring classroom realities in a “bigger picture”
    • Specific Topics in RE
    • Focus Topics: Using narrative in RE and Godly Play as pedagogical strategies
    • Do We Have To Do That?
    • Assessment and Evaluation in RE
    • The RE Teacher

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.

Lecturer

Prof Richard Rymarz

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

 

2022 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).

Unit content includes:

    • The contemporary context of religious education
    • Australian young people, faith, spirituality and religiosity
    • Towards a theory of religious education for Catholic schools
    • Religious education and the importance of content knowledge
    • Principles of teaching the Bible in Catholic religious education
    • Teaching about Jesus Christ
    • Teaching about what Catholics believe
    • Teaching Church history
    • Teaching the Sacraments
    • Teaching about social justice
    • Teaching about Mary and the women of the Bible
    • Teachers’ commitments in classroom 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.

Lecturer

A/Prof Kath Engebretson

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 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.

Lecturer

Dr Peter Carblis

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

REDU903

Capstone Project in Religious Education

Unit overview and content

This capstone project provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their attainment of the requisite course outcomes for the Master of Religious Education course by synthesising the knowledge they have attained throughout their studies with the advanced research and presentation skills that they have developed in a research or research/application project of their own choosing. Furthermore, the capstone project is designed to enable students to make the transition between study and further learning and/or professional practice by providing an opportunity to draw conclusions and make professional decisions as a basis for ongoing investigation as well as intellectual and/or professional development. In this unit, students will work with their unit coordinator to initiate, plan, justify, and complete a substantial project to fulfil these goals.

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.

Lecturer

Prof Richard Rymarz

Teaching methods

Online lectures; one-to-one supervision.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

REDU914

Religion and Young People in Australia and Abroad

Unit overview and content

This unit is an advanced study into the relationship between religion and young people in Australia. It begins by exploring empirical research studies of youth and religion internationally, and turns to focus on studies in the Australian context. The unit enables students to develop a critical understanding of how various religious organisations such as churches and educational institutions, approach the intellectual and spiritual development of young people.

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.

Lecturer

Tracy McEwan

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

REDU916

Theology of Religious Education

Unit overview and content

This unit focuses on issues of theological concern for religious educators. It enables students to critically analyse theological conceptions of Religious Education; develop skills for articulating the relationship between Theology and Religious Education; and explore issues of practice which arise out of their study in this area..

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.

Lecturer

Mr Mark Craig

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

REDU999

Independent Directed Study (Religious Education)

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 Religious Education 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.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

THEO800

Foundations for Theological Studies

Unit overview and content

This unit provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for graduate study in Theology. It introduces the student to the disciplines of Biblical Studies and Theology. Students will gain a firm foundation of specialised knowledge in these areas and will be ready for further study in Biblical Studies, Theology, Leadership, or Religious Education.

Unit content includes:

    • The God who reveals, the God who is revealed
    • The Trinity at the centre of faith
    • Belief in Christ
    • The community of belief in Jesus Christ
    • The scriptures as the revelation of God
    • Theology and Scripture in dialogue with our lives
    • Faith and the experience of women in the church
    • Faith in Action: Towards a civilization of love
    • Faith in an age of ecological crisis
    • Faith and science
    • Faith and technology

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.

Lecturer

Trimester 1 – Prof Anne Tuohy
Trimester 2 – Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez
Trimester 3 – Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

THEO801

Biblical Studies: Themes and Interpretation of the Bible

Unit overview and content

This unit builds on the skills and knowledge developed in Biblical Studies in THEO800 and deepens knowledge in this specialised field. Students will learn to critically examine and interpret biblical texts. The unit utilises the tools of contemporary Biblical Studies to examine major themes and texts found in both the Old and New Testaments (the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures).

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.

Lecturer

Dr Jonathan Thambyrajah

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3