Christian Education

Christian Education

Christian Education THL366 (Bachelor of Theology) is being taught at United Theological Education in 2017, session 2, by Mark Hillis and Emma Parr.

This subject explores a range of approaches to Christian education and the philosophical, psychological, theological, ethical and biblical ideas upon which they depend.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the significance of Christian education for the life and ministry of the Christian community
  • be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of a variety of approaches to Christian education
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the significance of faith development theory for Christian education
  • be able to articulate an informed theological position in relation to more than one model of Christian education
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of ways of integrating and contextualising models of Christian education
  • be able to discuss critically the role of the Christian educator as mentor, teacher, advocate and disciple
  • be able to demonstrate self-guided learning, including research, writing and communication skills

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:

  • The need for Christian education
  • The nature of Christian education – including the theology, epistemology and sociology of Christian discipleship
  • The context of Christian education – including local church and schools
  • Implications of developmental understandings of faith for Christian education
  • Models of Christian education – including phenomenological, typological, and praxis models
  • Integrating and contextualising models of Christian education
  • The role of the Christian educator – including teacher, mentor, advocate and disciple