Curriculum Objectives

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.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit of study, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced understanding of the relationship between theology, theological reflection, and religious education
  • critically analyse theologies of religious education
  • critically evaluate key pedagogical categories to religious education in particular school settings, and
  • apply implications of their findings for praxis in religious education.

Assumed Knowledge 

D8120, D8121 & T8106

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.


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.