Subject Code THL366

Subject Name Christian Education

Duration One semester

Availability Semester 2 every second year

Level Advanced

Subject Units 8

Core/Elective Elective

Delivery Mode Face to face at St Francis College – the Brisbane Campus for CSU School of Theology and Canberra Internal

Student Workload

Contact hours 3 hours per week Reading, study and preparation 3-4 hours per week Assignment preparation 3-4 hours per week

TOTAL: 160 hours in the semester

Prerequisites None

Incompatible Subjects None

Rationale

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

Prescribed Texts

Basics of Christian Education by Karen Tye

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.

Assessment Tasks

1. Responses to readings and forum contributions 20% Variable Due Dates

2. Book Review 20% Due 23-Aug-2019

3. Essay 60% Due 18-Oct-2019