RELG20005 - The Contemporary Religious Educator

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will examine the characteristics of the contemporary educational context of Catholic schools and explore the features of quality Religious Education. You will engage in curriculum planning processes for the teaching of Religious Education, designing a short learning cycle and selecting resources and strategies that support dialogical and inquiry-based pedagogy. You will reflect on your understandings of the selected curriculum content and skills and sources of professional knowledge to identify challenges and opportunities in teaching Religious Education in the contemporary classroom context. Classroom planning decisions, implementation techniques and evaluation of resources regarding their suitability for use with a specific class will be justified. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the complementary nature of the religious life of the school.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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. Presentation 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 16.67% 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
Recorded lectures provided clarification and engagement
Recommendation
Maintain recorded lectures as unit learning resources
Action Taken
Unit materials included recorded lectures explaining the weekly content
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Detailed feedback on assessment supported learning
Recommendation
Continue to provide feedback that supports learning
Action Taken
Formative and summative feedback was provided to all students throughout the unit.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Assessment Task 2 was practical and able to be completed as part of normal teaching duties
Recommendation
Maintain practical focus for unit assessment
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine the characteristics of the contemporary educational context of Catholic schools
  2. Explain the features of quality religious education
  3. Plan for instruction in Religious Education showing knowledge and understanding of curriculum content and skills and sources of professional knowledge for teachers
  4. Identify challenges and opportunities in teaching religious education in the contemporary classroom context
  5. Justify religious education planning decisions, implementation techniques and evaluation of resources regarding their suitability for use with a specific class
  6. Discuss the complementary and invitational nature of the religious life of the school.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 8