Unit overview and content

This unit focuses on the principles, theories and concepts of Lasallian values and spirituality through the Together For Mission residential program. It engages with those who work on behalf of youth, especially vulnerable young people, in yourtown and Lasallian schools. Further, this foundational unit enhances a student’s capacity to work effectively in the context of contemporary youth within their sociological and cultural context. Students’ learning experiences are praxis based and include formative learning activities and critical assessment tasks, building towards a community of practice across the Lasallian works.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week session, 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.


John Cantwell

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.