CREDL: Aspects of Theological Education 1 EDUC1085
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Education
- Credits: 15
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
This course allows students to explore aspects of the Catholic Theological Traditions and show a personal understanding in the context of teaching Religious Education. The key areas of the course are: the role of scripture in theology; the relationship between faith and reason; how Jesus Christ is portrayed in Scripture and the importance of the Church as communion.
Students should normally expect to complete CREDL 1 and CREDL 2 in one academic year commencing in September.
Requirements of Entry
Applicants should normally hold a teaching qualification or be a student on a programme of initial teacher education
A final essay will demonstrate understanding of the theological areas studied in the context of the teaching of RE.
■ to offer participants a broad awareness of the link between theological understanding and the teaching of Religious Education in Catholic schools;
■ to encourage a critical awareness of appropriate theological language in the teaching of Religious Education in Catholic schools;
■ * to allow participants to develop the intellectual knowledge and thinking skills necessary to become an effective teacher of Religious Education in Catholic schools. *for CTC only
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Demonstrate an understanding of the place of Scripture in Catholic theology
■ Explore how an understanding of the relationship between faith and reason is central to Catholic theological thinking
■ Identify how the person of Jesus Christ is portrayed in Scripture
■ Explain the importance of the 'Church as communion' in contemporary Catholic thought
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must complete at least 75% of the course formative assessment tasks and successfully complete the assignment.