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Campion Joins Partnership to Train Catholic Teachers Under New Model

25 Nov, 2021

The below article appeared on NewsDio on 23 November 2021. Read the full article here.

Thanks to the collaboration between Campion and Catholic Education Tasmania, Catholic teachers in the making can undertake primary and secondary school studies, incorporating some of the units in the College’s religious curriculum.

 

The cadet teacher training model is an initiative by the St. Thomas Aquinas Teaching Schools Institute and features original Catholic teaching and on-site practical experience. The hands-on program targets school leavers in Tasmania, young adults, and any mature aged students who wish for a vocation in Catholic Education after completing their degree.

 

For their apprenticeship, the students will spend one to two days weekly in Tasmania’s Catholic schools. It means they will be in contact with learners from the beginning of the degree, which pretty much takes the old teaching model to a level of its kind.

 

Additionally, the student teachers can take up Campion’s online units or any other preferred institution for full-time studies. Campion’s President, Dr. Paul Morrissey is excited and looking forward to the new partnership with St. Thomas Aquinas Teaching Schools, as they will be able to deliver the new program successfully.

 

Additionally, the student teachers can take up Campion’s online units or any other preferred institution for full-time studies. Campion’s President, Dr. Paul Morrissey is excited and looking forward to the new partnership with St. Thomas Aquinas Teaching Schools, as they will be able to deliver the new program successfully.

 

He went on to say that Campion’s fraternity believes in delivering authentic Catholic Education to their students and is glad to offer the same to the upcoming generation of Catholic teachers all over Australia.

The teacher training model aims to fill a gap in the Tasmanian Catholic Education System, requiring students to take up supplementary studies in Catholic Education after a standard teaching degree or study interstate. The program incorporates weekly intensive teacher development sessions, weekly school placements, and working beside a qualified mentor teacher.

 

[2020] came with a new addition to Campion’s curriculum; Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary), the first post-graduate course with more developments expected soon. The Teaching Schools Model will include two of the course’s units. These are RED502, namely Catechesis in Sacramental Theology, and RED503, titled Challenges and Strategies in Religious Education.

 

Students who wish to sign up for the course are invited to apply [for the next intake in 2022]. The applications are currently ongoing until mid-November, although late applications may be considered.