This subject introduces students to an understanding of prayer and morality in the Catholic tradition. The Catholic worldview understands that education of the whole person includes both a spiritual and moral dimension. The significance of trust as a human phenomenon is explored to help to contextualise understandings of religious faith. A response to religious faith is through prayer and students will investigate the meaning and place of prayer in the Catholic tradition. This knowledge is applied to the practice of teaching knowledge about and skills for prayer in the Catholic schools. Influences that shape moral decision making are explored and evaluated, including the role of conscience. Following this, students will examine Catholic understandings of morality, through the lens of the Ten Commandments and Jesus’ Great Commandments. Students will then analyse the core principles of Christian morality and their relevance to contemporary society, as well as identifying implications for teachers in Catholic schools.
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