This unit provides students with the opportunity to investigate and explore the nature of Lutheran schooling today and consider how this is a product of Lutheran Church of Australia doctrine, history and core culture, and the current Australian educational context. Students will also consider their role as teachers in both the educational function and in the mission and ministry of the Church in Lutheran schools. During the second part of the unit, students will revisit the fundamentals of Lutheran theology and begin the career-long process of engaging in the dialogue between education and theology within a Lutheran school context.

Unit Code: DE2207L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Education Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate familiarity with the history, aims and purposes of Lutheran schooling in Australia,


Articulate their personal learning, teaching and ministry philosophy and practice with reference to the social, educational and wider Church context of a Lutheran school


Demonstrate understanding of an educational issue(s) and Lutheran theology by means of an engagement in the dialogue between theology and education

Unit sequence

BS1003L Exploring the Bible and CT1002L The Christian Faith or equivalent are assumed.


Online mode • engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums, and asynchronous discussion with lecturer. Mixed mode includes: • Intensive Workshop 4 days x 6hrs (24 hrs) lectures, group activities, guest speakers, discussion, think-pair-share • And online activities as above Face-to-face mode • includes lectures, group activities, guest speakers, discussion, think-pair-share. Face-to-face students have access to all online materials and activities


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Report considering the history and purposes of Lutheran schools and the impact of key elements on current practice 800 words

800 20.0
Personal Reflection

Personal statement on learning, teaching and ministry based on a hypothetical ‘typical’ Lutheran school class. 1100 words

1100 20.0

Essay engaging in the dialogue between theology and education 2600 words

2600 60.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:12 +1100