edu3lre learning catholic religious ed




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students gain an understanding of the historical development of the Christian Church and tradition through examining Catholic tradition in its communal, sacramental and liturgical dimensions and implications for Catholic schooling. Students will demonstrate understanding of the technical language of religious education and an understanding of the sources and structure of the core content of Religious Education: Revelation as expressed through Scripture and Tradition, and experienced through creation and human experience. Students develop an understanding of Catholic beliefs organized around the eight strands of the Religious Education curriculum: God, Jesus Christ, Church, Sacraments, Scripture, Christian Prayer, Christian Life, and Religion and Society.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBruce Pridham

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU3TSC


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFoundations of religious education in Catholic schools: An Australian perspectiveRecommendedRyan, M.(1997)WENTWORTH FALLS, SOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS
ReadingsSharing faith: A comprehensive approach to religious education and pastoral ministryRecommendedGroome, T. (1991)SAN FRANCISCO, HARPER COLLINS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand and describe the historical development of the Christian church and tradition


02. Explain and discuss the communal, liturgical, sacramental dimensions of the Catholic tradition.


03. Express and understand the mission of the Catholic school in the context of the local and universal church.


04. Demonstrate an understanding of Revelation as the foundation of Christianity in the Catholic tradition informing Religious Education and critically examine Religious Education Curriculum.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 30-36, Off Campus


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBruce Pridham

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 30 - 34
Two 1.0 days block mode per study period on sunday during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Block ModeWeek: 30 - 34
Two 1.0 days block mode per study period on saturday during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
3 reviews of 500 words each3503, 04
one 2,000 words essay4001, 02, 04
one 20 minute verbal presentation2501