Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. evaluate and reflect on strategies for teaching prayer in Catholic schools
  2. utilise knowledge of the core principles of Christian morality

  3. critique and communicate contemporary attitudes towards ethical and moral behaviour
  4. integrate knowledge of prayer and morality with individual life-experience.

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-EDC483-An Introduction to Catholic Education

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces students to an understanding of prayer and morality in the Catholic tradition. The Catholic world-view understands that education of the whole person includes both a spiritual and moral dimension. The significance of 'religious faith' is explored in the context of spiritual development; research into the place of prayer in the childhood and teenage years will be examined. This knowledge is applied to the practice of teaching knowledge about and skills for prayer in the Catholic school. The human search for happiness is evaluated, drawing on the wisdom of both, western and eastern cultures, that links this search to the human inclination to choose what is good. Everyday experiences are used to build up an understanding of this link. Influences that shape ethical and moral decision making are explored and also applied to classroom teaching.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Reflection Paper 1 (25%)
  • Reflection Paper 2 (25%)
  • Critical Investigation - Report (20%)
  • Critical Investigation - Presentation (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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