This is a thematic unit drawing material from the disciplines of systematic theology, biblical studies and education. Its primary purpose is for students to come to an enhanced understanding of Christ from a biblical and theological perspective and hence be able to reflect in an informed manner on what it means when schools of the Lutheran Church of Australia claim to be ‘Christ-centred’ and use ‘the Word of God with the gospel of Christ at its heart to inform all learning and teaching, all human relationships, and all activities of the school’ (LEA, 2006). In the light of these claims, students will also consider what it means for the teacher to be part of the mission and ministry of the church through its schools. This is the second of three units designed to explore the core nature and practice of an authentic Lutheran school.
Unit code: CT8001L
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this unit is running
Discuss the key elements of the person and work of Christ with a degree of sophistication appropriate to fulfilling their professional responsibilities when teaching Christian studies
Examine what it means to be a ‘Christ-centred’ school, and argue a position which shows consistency with the Lutheran understanding of the nature and purpose of it's education institutions
Apply insights from Christology to the question of what it means for a teacher to be part of the mission and ministry of the Church through its schools and early childhood services
Course relationship: A level 8 unit in postgraduate education courses
Prerequisites: DE8004L Introduction to Lutheran Education (may be taken concurrently)
This unit is underpinned by teaching practices and strategies (e.g. engagement with online learning materials, audio/video, tasks, forums, and asynchronous discussion) which encourage student engagement and participation in a variety of learning tasks and opportunities which foster deep learning.
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The person and work of Jesus Christ
What does it mean to be a Christ-centred school?
Mission and ministry of the church in schools
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 3 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-03 16:19:42 +1000