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Creed and Sacraments in Catholic Schools (EDN232)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Description This unit is designed for students considering teaching in Catholic schools in Western Australia. The unit explores the core beliefs of the Catholic tradition expressed in 'creeds of faith' and the place of the religious celebrations known as 'sacraments' in the life of the Catholic community. Knowledge and understanding of 'creed' and 'sacraments' will be linked to the teaching of the Religious Education Program (K-12) used in Catholic schools in Western Australia.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Identify core beliefs of Christian faith found in different expressions of 'The Creed';
2. Articulate an understanding of the relationship between these beliefs, the Church and Christian life.
3. Identify the common features of sacraments understood as religious celebrations.
4. Articulate an understanding that the sacraments are signs and instruments of God's grace received as part of Christian life.
5. Relate unit content to the teaching of the Religious Education Program (K-12) used in Catholic schools in Western Australia; and
6. Reflect on and articulate personal understandings of the content presented.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture/workshops: 10 x 4 hours daily over two weeks in early January, with a study-break on the Wednesday of each week.
Unit Learning Experiences Lecture/Workshops.
Workshops are designed to encourage interactive, group-based learning.
The unit is taught in intensive mode over two weeks in January. Students are expected to attend all eight half days over the fortnight, and to spend time before and after the on-campus sessions working independently on preparation and assignments. An in-class examination is held in the final teaching week.

Assessment Assessment 1 - Short answer test 10%* Reflection Paper (1500 - 2000 words) - 50%
Assessment 2 - * In class test - 50%
Assessment 3 - Reflection Paper (1500 - 2000 words) - 40%
The Reflection paper will be submitted and marked after the intensive period is over. Summative feedback will be provided. The in-class test will be held on the last day of the unit.
Prerequisites Nil.
Notes This is one of three Catholic Studies Units currently offered at Murdoch University that assist Education students meet the tertiary study requirements of accreditation to teach in a Catholic school.
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Primary Teaching (BEd) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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