The unit introduces students to theology for educators, providing a theological foundation for teachers and leaders in Lutheran and other Christian schools. While the unit sits within the discipline of systematic theology, it challenges students to demonstrate theological knowledge, understanding and expertise through theological reflection on educational issues. Students will engage with areas of theology which are especially foundational for the Christian education context. Attention will be given to theology linked to each of the three articles of the Apostles’ Creed. The theological focus in the unit is Lutheran with a Christological emphasis, and using an approach which invites students to consider other theological perspectives in the light of a Lutheran position.

Unit Code: CT9104L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate central themes in theology from a Lutheran perspective


Demonstrate a critical understanding of scholarship in areas of Lutheran theology which are important for educational practice in Lutheran and other Christian schools


Apply theological insights creatively to contemporary issues within Christian education, engaging with the discipline of education in this process


Develop a specific topic of enquiry in a critically-rigorous, sustained and self-directed manne

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: CT8002L Christian Faith in Modern Context


Coursework, Workshop


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Portfolio demonstrating understanding of key elements of the theology addressed in the unit, and application of these to the education context 3500 words equivalent

0 50.0

Essay demonstrating the skill of critical reflection on application of theology to a particular area of education 2500 words

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:09 +1100