This unit is located at the intersection between theory and practice in Lutheran education. It considers the classroom as a place of diverse prior understandings, including spirituality and worldview, which need to be considered in the planning of both Christian Studies and worship in a Lutheran or other Christian education setting. It engages students in a close theological and pedagogical study of the Lutheran Education Australia Christian Studies Curriculum Framework (CSCF). It explores questions of best practice and assessment in teaching Christian Studies. Students will also examine Lutheran theology, theory and practice of worship at education sites, considering various complexities and issues surrounding worship in schools and early childhood centres. Students are provided with opportunities to reflect critically on their practice in the light of theological and pedagogical theory.
Demonstrate awareness of the impact of external factors, including spirituality, worldview and secular agenda, on worship and Christian Studies practice in Lutheran or other Christian education settings
Engage with the Christian Studies Curriculum Framework, and demonstrate deep understanding which leads to appropriate contemporary teaching methodology and assessment practice
Critically analyse worship in the context of the Lutheran (or other Christian by negotiation) education setting, considering issues relating to the theology, theory and practice of worship
Demonstrate a developed capacity to engage in the process of theological reflection in an education context.
A level 8 unit in postgraduate theology, ministry and education courses
This unit uses teaching strategies which encourage student engagement and participation in a variety of learning tasks and opportunities which foster deep learning.
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Evidence of worship theory and practice
Evidence of Christian Studies theory and classroom practice
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 4 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-04 19:59:22 +1000