Learning Outcomes

(a) To assist the candidate understand the role of the teacher Christian education ;

(b) To lay the foundation for an understanding of the theory of Christian education; 

(c) To provide an opportunity for the candidate to undertake supervised practical work. 


Section A: Issues in Learning (40%)

  1. The teacher as a role model/discipler; personal educational development; the identification of gifts, personality type, and relationship qualities; ongoing learning, in-service education.

  2. Environmental factors and learning: the home; peer groups; the classroom; camp situations.

    The school situation: inter-staff relationships; legal aspects of teaching Religious Education; voluntary Christian groups; relationships with non-school Christian ministers.


    The parish situation: education in relation to other church activities; the parish and local schools (government and non-government); para-church educational agencies and the local church; relations between church staff; educational ministry as a career.

Section B: Issues in Methodology (40%)

  1. Class management: the theory and practical application in formal teaching of the following: group work; discipline and authority; variable space classrooms; motivation; the special student; competition and co-operation.

  2. Lesson preparation; assessment of student learning; evaluation of educational programmes.

  3. Theory and practice of teaching methods, including individual and group learning (seminars, buzz groups, discussion groups etc.); drama, music and dance; team teaching; research projects; lectures; visual aids; using educational technology (recorders, OHPs, computers, video etc.).

Section C: Education in Practice (20%)

7.  Work in one of the following areas, including the evaluation of a particular programme of religious education from a Christian perspective.

  1. (a)  Religious Education in Infant or Primary classes in a school

  2. (b)  Religious Education or Religious Studies in a Secondary school

  3. (c)  General teaching in a Christian school

  4. (d)  Christian Education in a parish, for children or infants of primary level

  5. (e)  Christian Education provided for infants or children in a non-church setting

  6. (f)  A Christian Education programme for adolescents

  7. (g)  A programme of Christian Education for adults

    (Note: if preaching is included, it must be evaluated as an educational enterprise.)

  8. (h)  Theological Education at pre-tertiary or tertiary level

  9. (i)  Family and inter-generational programmes. 


Course begins: 26 Feb 2018
Course ends: 15 June 2018
Registration deadline: 19 Feb 2018
Exam: TBC