Christian Education

THL366

This subject explores a range of approaches to Christian education and the philosophical, psychological, theological, ethical and biblical ideas upon which they depend.


Duration

One Semester

Availability

Semester 2 every odd year

Subject Points

8

Core/Elective

Elective

Delivery Mode

On site at St Francis College Milton

Prerequisites

None

Basics of Christian Education / Karen B. Tye, 2000. [ISBN: 9780827202290]

Prescribed Texts


Responses to readings and forum contributions 20%

Book Review 20%

Essay 60%

Assessments


Content

This subject will cover the following topics:

  • The significance of Christian education for the life and ministry of the Christian community

  • A variety of approaches to Christian education

  • The significance of faith development theory for Christian education

  • Theological positions in relation to models of Christian education

  • Ways of integrating and contextualising models of Christian education

  • The role of the Christian educator as mentor, teacher, advocate and disciple


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the significance of Christian education for the life and ministry of the Christian community;

  • be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of a variety of approaches to Christian education;

  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the significance of faith development theory for Christian education;

  • be able to articulate an informed theological position in relation to more than one model of Christian education;

  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of ways of integrating and contextualising models of Christian education;

  • be able to discuss critically the role of the Christian educator as mentor, teacher, advocate and disciple; and

  • be able to demonstrate self-guided learning, including advanced research, writing and communication skills.