This unit engages students in a close theological and pedagogical study of the Lutheran Education Australia Christian Studies Curriculum Framework and accompanying theological notes. It explores a representative range of theoretical approaches to religious education as well as questions of best practice and assessment in teaching and leading Christian Studies. Students are provided with opportunities to reflect critically on their practice in the light of the theological, pedagogical and leadership theory.

Unit Code: DR9132L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Religious Education

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Reflect on and engage with the Christian Studies Curriculum Framework (CSCF) and theological notes and demonstrate deep understanding of these, including the purpose and rationale for teaching Christian studies in a Lutheran school


Articulate how key Lutheran theological perspectives underpin the content of the Christian Studies Curriculum Framework


Consider Christian Studies teaching or leadership praxis in the light of best practice contemporary teaching methodology and assessment practice or leadership theory


Engage in critical reading of the literature and contribute to the professional discussion and writing in the field of religious education

Unit sequence

Either BS9004L Biblical Texts and Traditions and CT9004L Theological Foundations for Educators or
DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue


Flexible Education


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

3000 word response demonstrating how a Lutheran theological principle is reflected and developed throughout the CSCF from beginning students through to Year 12.

3000 50.0

3,000 word equivalent annotated portfolio of professional practice.

3000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:53 +1100