This unit will provide the opportunity for experienced teachers who are not teaching in a Lutheran context to explore a Lutheran perspective on education and schooling through developing an increased understanding of the historical, social, cultural, educational and theological context of Lutheran schools or early childhood facilities. The impact which these elements have on practice will be considered in relation to various aspects of Lutheran schooling.

Unit Code: DE9119L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Education Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate understanding of the history of Lutheran schooling in Australia and its place in the wider educational scene


Appreciate and identify relevant aspects of the social, cultural and theological context in which Lutheran schools operate


Examine fundamental questions about the validity, place and form of expressions of Christian community in schools


Engage in a critically rigorous review of the literature on one of the examined issues of Christian community in schools and research one or more aspects from both a historical and current perspective.


Demonstrate competence in the methodologies and skills of advanced research appropriate to the dialogue between education and theology, in particular research design.

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: BS9004L Biblical Text and Traditions and CT9004L Theological Foundations for Educators or DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue are assumed


Engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums, and asynchronous discussion with lecturer.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

research design proposal 600 words

600 5.0
Book Review

literature review 1200 words

1200 35.0

research report 4200 words

4200 60.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2020-01-14 14:51:33 +1100