This unit has a threefold purpose. Drawing on scripture and Catholic theological tradition, the unit aims to provide a framework for understanding the nature and place of moral decision making in Christian living. It will explore methods and strategies for teaching Christian morality in Catholic schools, and provide opportunities for teachers to integrate their study of the scriptures, tradition and the sacraments into their own faith and professional development. Areas to be studied include the meaning of Christian morality, sources of moral knowledge, human freedom, sin and redemption, conscience formation, meaning and function of Church authority, and a strategy for making moral decisions in accordance with Church teaching and tradition.

Unit Code: DR8604Y

Points: 16.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Religious Education

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Identify the process of moral decision making in regard to current ethical questions


Articulate the catholic moral tradition on relevant issues


Discuss current moral issues objectively, critically, and intelligently


Apply catholic moral methodology to the making of Christian moral choices


Critique different perspectives on contemporary moral issues.


Communicate in an age appropriate manner with students about the importance and relevance for (Christian) living of making (Christian) moral choices. 2,3,4,5

Unit sequence

DR8601Y, DR8602Y, DR8603Y


Lectures, class/small group discussion, readings for reflection and discussion


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Oral Presentation

Presentation related to teaching experience (1500 words)

1500 40.0

Essay (2500 words)

2500 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-26 11:44:59 +1000