This unit will focus on the practical methods and strategies relevant to the delivery of Religious Education. Students will be exposed to a range of approaches and strategies useful to Religious Educators, critique these, and work collegiately to produce resources for Religious Education for children, teenagers, youth and adults.

Unit code: DR8509A (Approved)

Points: 8.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Religious Education

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


Discuss traditional and contemporary approaches to Religious Education


Critique a variety of strategies for Religious Education


Design a range of teaching and learning resources for catechists and students which incorporate one or more Religious Education Strategies

Unit sequence

A Foundational Religious Education Unit at any level


This unit will use reflective practice and problem-based group learning to meet the stated learning outcomes.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Boojamra, John Lawrence. Foundations for Orthodox Christian Education. Crestwood, N.Y.: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1989.
  • Everist, Norma Cook. The Church As Learning Community: A Comprehensive Guide to Christian Education. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2002.
  • Farey, Caroline, Waltraud Linnig, and M. Johanna Paruch. The Pedagogy of God: Its Centrality in Catechesis and Catechist Formation. Steubenville, Ohio: Emmaus Road Pub, 2011.
  • Groome, Thomas H. Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision. 1st Jossey-Bass ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
  • Hattie, John. Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning. London: Routledge, 2012.
  • Joyce, Bruce R. Models of Teaching. Ninth edition. ed. Boston: Pearson, 2015.
  • Welch, Leslie, Gregg Adams, John L. Brown, Adam Welch, and Robert J. Marzano. The Art and Science of Teaching. Alexandria, Va: ASCD, 2008.
  • Wickett, R. E. Y. Models of Adult Religious Education Practice. Birmingham, Ala.: Religious Education Press, 1991.
  • Yount, William R. The Teaching Ministry of the Church. 2nd ed. Nashville: B.&H. Publishing Group 2008.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Learning Resource

Written Assessment Task- Learning Resource -1000 words

1000 50.0

Practical Assessment – workshop equivalent to 1000 words

1000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 5 Sep, 2018

Unit record last updated: 2019-06-26 09:30:21 +1000