RED503: Challenges and Strategies in Religious Education


RED503: Challenges and Strategies in Religious Education

Key details

Accredited towardsGraduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary)
Unit typeCore unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours1 hour tutorial (synchronous online session)
Lecture material should be consulted in your own time prior to the tutorial
Delivery ModeOnline
Offered inSemester 1, Semester 2
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This unit of study addresses the curriculum and methodology components of the requirements of accreditation for teaching religious education in Catholic schools in Australia. Students completing this unit will have a body of knowledge related to developmental theory and curriculum principles applied to the religious education of students in primary and secondary schools. They will be able to undertake professional work in this field, and also use it as a basis for further learning.


Learning outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate specialised knowledge of developmental stages and contemporary curriculum principles relevant to religious education.
  2. develop a personal synthesis of the essential principles underpinning the religious education curriculum;
  3. use specialised knowledge to adapt the religious education curriculum to serve local needs;
  4. Communicate an understanding of the specialised curriculum knowledge in religious education to a variety of audiences including primary school students of different developmental levels, other staff members, religious education specialists, parents and carers of their students;
  5. Develop a sound professional competence in the field of religious education curriculum to participate in ongoing curriculum development in the field.


Other Religious Education Units

Campion College currently offers four Religious Education Units as part of its Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary):

RED501: Historical Context of Catholic Teaching
RED502: Catechesis in Sacramental Theology
RED503: Challenges and Strategies in Religious Education
RED504: Introduction to Biblical Studies



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