Undergraduate | CUR-EDC483 | 2023
An Introduction to Catholic Education
Examine the role of Catholic schools in 21st Century Australia. Explore the role that Catholic schools play in the community. Understand the religious tradition that complements the school curriculum.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 27 Nov 2023
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
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An Introduction to Catholic Education
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the essential elements of a good school
- identify the distinctive features of the culture of Catholic schools
- examine the Mandate for Catholic education in WA
- evaluate the ways in which Catholic schools publicly present themselves to the wider community.
- Culture and efficacy of Catholic schools
- Catholic education: Catholic identity, language and history
- Catholic schools: Curriculum and community
- Spiritual and religious development of children in contemporary society
This subject introduces students to Catholic schools in 21st Century Australia, the richness of their traditions, their particular understanding of education and the features that make this group of schools 'distinctive'. The subject explores what makes a good school, what is distinctive about Catholic schools and what contributes to the strong sense of community that is experienced by those involved in Catholic schools. The importance of 'culture' as a way of both exploring and enriching the life of these schools is emphasised.
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