(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%)
The teacher as a role model/discipler; personal educational development; the identification of gifts, personality type, and relationship qualities; ongoing learning, in-service education.
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%)
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.
Lesson preparation; assessment of student learning; evaluation of educational programmes.
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.
(a) Religious Education in Infant or Primary classes in a school
(b) Religious Education or Religious Studies in a Secondary school
(c) General teaching in a Christian school
(d) Christian Education in a parish, for children or infants of primary level
(e) Christian Education provided for infants or children in a non-church setting
(f) A Christian Education programme for adolescents
(g) A programme of Christian Education for adults
(Note: if preaching is included, it must be evaluated as an educational enterprise.)
(h) Theological Education at pre-tertiary or tertiary level
(i) Family and inter-generational programmes.
Course begins: 26 Feb 2018
Course ends: 15 June 2018
Registration deadline: 19 Feb 2018