RELG20005 - The Contemporary Religious Educator

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, students engage in curriculum planning processes for the teaching of religion. They use the Diocesan Religion Curriculum of the Rockhampton Diocese as a framework for identifying appropriate knowledge, understanding and skills for a specific class of learners and for selecting and designing teaching and learning strategies and assessment and evaluation processes for a unit of work. Students reflect on their personal understandings of content from the Belief Strand of the curriculum and justify the selection of resources and teaching and learning strategies that portray images of God in ways that are responsive to the diverse and pluralistic religious backgrounds of learners in contemporary Catholic schools.

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 1 - 2016

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Distance
Online
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. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
2. Practical 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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
Assessment was practical and relevant to professional practice
Recommendation
Maintain current assessment tasks
Action Taken
Assessment was retained and additional resources were added to the moodle site to support student success.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Recorded lectures provided clarification and engagement
Recommendation
Maintain recorded lectures as unit learning resources
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Detailed feedback on assessment supported learning
Recommendation
Continue to provide feedback that supports learning
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically reflect on the impact of language and images in the portrayal of religious concepts.
  2. Assess personal understandings of faith concepts to identify possible challenges and appropriate support structures for implementation of the Religion curriculum.
  3. Evaluate resources for their suitability for use in contemporary and inclusive religious education.
  4. Respond to the complex characteristics of diverse class groups to design teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation processes that incorporate the knowledge, skills and understandings of the Religion curriculum

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Practical 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
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment