Teaching in a Theological Education Context
Lecture theatres have in recent history been perceived as physical, teacher-centred, orderly, transmissive and passive. Contemporary higher education classrooms can be virtual, learner-centred, non-linear, transformative and active. Teaching is viewed as a continually evolving activity based on engagement, review, reflection and revision in order to best address the needs of 21st century higher education student cohorts. Within the context of theological education, this unit considers the theories and best practice in contemporary higher education which follow from what research reveals about adult learning, both online and face-to-face. The unit invites participants to consider their vocation as a higher education teacher and examine their practices in the light of their personal journey as a theological educator and the institutional understanding of theological education demonstrated by their context.
Discipline: Education Studies
Study level: Postgraduate Foundational
- Introduction to Theological Education
- Principles of Teaching in Higher Education
- This online unit includes an orientation workshop which is highly recommended. Dates and details of scheduled workshops are advised in the current Higher Education Workshop Calendar published on the calendars and timetables page.
- Current scheduling information is available at DE8329L - Teaching in a Theological Education Context (Blended)
- Refer to the current Student handbook for required texts.
- Learning outcomes, assessment details and recommended texts are provided before the scheduled unit start date.
Dr Merryn Ruwoldt