Teaching What the Catholic Church Teaches
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- 24 Jul 2023
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On completion of this course students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
1. Identify complex issues in the Catholic Church’s moral, political, and social teachings;
2. Articulate a thorough understanding of the significance of the development of Catholic social thought and the church’s modes for teaching;
3. Demonstrate sophisticated skills of analysis and explanation of church documents, particularly encyclicals;
4. Apply a mastery of analysis and explanation of why and what the Catholic church teaches.
- Understanding and developing skills to articulate Catholic Church's moral, political and social teachings.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This course is designed for those who are called upon daily to respond to social and moral issues. It selects and explores the Church’s responses, both prophetic and reflective, to controversial issues that touch upon what it means to be human and to lead a good life. It focuses on why the Church teaches what it teaches, particularly in Catholic Social Thought. Students will develop skills so that they can explain clearly what the Church teaches. It focuses on the perennial need for civil discourse in society.
1. Essay (35%) 2. Paper (35%) 3. Reflection (30%)
- Essay (2000 words) In this essay, students will have the opportunity to identify, articulate, and analyse a key idea about the Good Life, considered from within the tradition of Catholic Thought. (35%)
- These short tasks, each of which should take no more than 30 minutes, enable students to test their deepening knowledge and understanding of the Human Person in Catholic Thought. (30%)
- 500 words explaining the part of the curriculum that you will address in this assessment task (which learning outcomes will you seek to meet), as well as which cohort of students you will be teaching (e.g. special education needs, gifted & talented, etc) (35%)
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