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Prayer and Morality in Catholic Schools (EDN233)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Description This unit is designed for students considering teaching in Catholic schools in Western Australia. The unit explores the Catholic Church's teaching on prayer and morality. A focus of the unit is how these two areas of Catholic teaching are taught in Religious Education in Catholic schools in Western Australia. An understanding of appropriate prayer experiences for children in Catholic schools is also explored.
Unit Learning Outcomes On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. outline the meaning and place of prayer in the Christian tradition;
2. identify appropriate prayer experiences for students;
3. understand the fundamental principles on which Catholic teaching on morality is based;
4. critique contemporary ethical issues in light of Catholic moral teaching;
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: 8 x 4 hour 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. Students are expected to spend time before and after the on-campus sessions working independently on preparation and assignments.
Other Learning Experiences 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.
Assessment Written Journal - Reflection Paper (2000 words) - 40%
* In class test 1 - 30%
* In class test 2 - 30%
The Reflection paper will be submitted and marked after the intensive period is over. Summative feedback will be provided.
The in-class tests will be held on the last day of each module 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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