The Catholic Institute


Religious Education courses

 The new course names/codes are in bold and the old course names/codes are beneath these

RE501  RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TODAY

 

RE101  INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Level 5, 10 Credits

This course will introduce participants to the philosophy of the Catholic school, the role of the teacher, the principles, general aims, contexts, teaching approaches, assessment and language of Religious Education by examining the Religious Education Curriculum Statements for Catholic primary and secondary schools.

 

RE502 SPIRITUALITY FOR TEACHERS

 

RE102 INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUALITY FOR TEACHERS 

Level 5, 10 Credits

This course will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the meaning of spirituality and ways of nourishing their own spirituality. Practical suggestions for helping children develop their spirituality will be offered.

 

RE503 TEACHING PRACTICE

 Level 5, 20 Credits
 TE101 TEACHING EXPERIENCE  

 Students undertake teaching practice in a Catholic School to experience the life of a Catholic Community, share  the role of teacher of Religious Education and lead class prayer. A requirement for teacher trainee students doing the NZCCS-RE (undertaken on placement in a Catholic primary or secondary school). 

 

 RE504 TEACHING IN A CATHOLIC SCHOOL (New)  Level 5, 20 Credits

This course draws on current writings and the experience of the participants to examine the life of a Catholic school community. It is a capstone paper where students will integrate, synthesise, and apply their knowledge and skills to examine the identity and mission of Catholic Schools. In service course. 

 

RE601 WHAT MAKES A SCHOOL CATHOLIC?

Level 6, 15 Credits

RE201  WHAT MAKES A SCHOOL CATHOLIC?

What makes a school Catholic?   What is meant by “special character”?   What is the role of teachers, Boards of Trustees and others, in maintaining and enhancing the Catholic character of a school? This course draws on Church documents, other current writings and the experience of the participants to provide some answers to these and related questions.

 RE602  EXPLORING THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CURRICULUM

 Level 6, 15 Credits

This course will enable students to explore and apply the Religious Education Curriculum in some depthUsing the Religious Education curriculum statements prescribed by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) students will integrate, synthesise, and apply their knowledge and pedagogical skills to a nominated strand in the context of either primary or secondary Catholic School.

 

RE603 ISSUES IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 Level 6, 15 Credits

This course examines some of the critical issues or concerns that affect the life and culture of Catholic Education within the social, cultural and religious context of Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores the questions of identity and difference of Catholic Education as these are understood within both the broader Ecclesial community of the Catholic Church and more specifically the ministry of teaching Religious Education. 

 

RE604 LEADERSHIP IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

 Level 6, 15 Credits

This course explores the nature and principles of leadership in the context of Catholic education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Using a range of Church documents on Catholic education and contemporary models of leadershipstudents will be encouragedto explore their own leadership paradigm in relation to effective leadership in Catholic schools.