Theology in Education 1 EDUC1033

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Theology in Education 1 explores Catholic teaching on images of God, the faith-reason partnership and sources of revelation.

Timetable

Lectures and seminars of one hour.

Requirements of Entry

MANDATORY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: AAAB - First Sitting; AAABB - Second Sitting

 

This course can only be taken by Year 1 students taking the M Educ with the exception of CoSS/CoA students who may take it in any year of study.

Excluded Courses

What's The Point (Level 1 SQF 7)

Assessment

Unseen exam: 2 x 90 minutes papers

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The general aims of this course are:


a.
to offer participants a broad awareness of the link between theological understanding and the teaching of Religious Education;


b. to encourage a critical awareness of the use of appropriate theological language in the teaching of Religious Education
;


c.
to allow participants to develop the intellectual knowledge and thinking skills necessary to become an effective teacher of Religious Education.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Knowledge and Understanding

 

On completion of the course students should be able to:


a.
recognise the centrality of the doctrine of theTrinity to Christian faith and practice;

 

b. identify the principal features of the relationship between faith and reason in Catholic thought;


c. explain the Catholic understanding of the nature of divine Revelation and its relationship to Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium;


d.
recognise the place of the Scriptures in Catholic theology.


Skills


On completion of the course students should be able to:


a. critically evaluate resources for Religious Education in schools from a theological perspective and communicate in clear language the reasons for their conclusions
;


b.
demonstrate an appropriate use of academic writings skills, including referencing, in their course work;


c.
use the principles of critical thinking to reflect on their own and others' learning;


d.
sustain concise and informed arguments, both orally and in writing, on the areas studied in the course.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.  Students must have an 80% attendance at tutorial and lectures.