RELG20003 - Liturgical Celebrations and Prayer

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, students develop a broad professional knowledge base and understanding of personal and communal prayer and liturgical celebrations as expressions of Christian beliefs and faith practices that are integral to Catholic school communities. Students examine the form and purpose of types of prayer and analyse approaches to teaching and experiencing prayer in classroom settings and the wider Catholic school community. They explore the origins, historical development, ritual structure and theological principles underpinning the Christian sacraments and reflect on the roles and responsibilities of teachers in the Catholic school system for participating in, and supporting students, families and the wider school community, in the liturgical practices and celebrations of the contemporary Catholic faith community.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Distance
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 14.29% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Learning Resources
Recommendation
Continue to maintain existing resources.
Action Taken
Resources were updated as required to maintain relevance to current workplace and curriculum requirements
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Content of the unit helped to develop deep understanding of curriculum content taught in schools
Recommendation
Maintain current content and reinforce the links between curriculum and professional learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the development of prayers as sources of Christian beliefs and teachings
  2. Examine the origins, historical development and ritual structure of the Christian sacraments
  3. Evaluate the impact of theological principles on the practices underpinning celebration of the sacraments
  4. Critically reflect on the role of teachers in Catholic schools in the formation of understanding and participation of contemporary Catholic families in faith traditions and rituals

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment