Contemporary Issues in Theological Education

This unit is an Elective Unit in the Graduate Certificate of Theological Education. It is designed to allow students to explore issues of contemporary significance that influence the policies and practices of theological education.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Theological Education

Credit Points



Pre-requisite or corequisite unit: D8501 Principles of Theological Education.
Current or previous experience as a theological educator in the tertiary sector.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify emergent social, educational and political issues which have the capacity to influence theological education;
  2. Articulate the degree of consonance and/or dissonance between the philosophical/historical basis of these issues with the principles of theological education;
  3. Analyse the immediate and potential impact on theological education of these issues;
  4. Evaluate a variety of actual or potential responses to the challenges presented by these issues;
  5. Establish strategies for the engagement of theological education with the identified issues.
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