Principles of Theological Education

This unit is a Core Unit in the Graduate Certificate of Theological Education. It provides a theoretical groundwork as a basis of all other units in the award by establishing the underlying principles that shape all programs in theological education.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Theological Education

Credit Points



Current or previous experience as a theological educator in the tertiary sector (GCThEd Regulations, 1.1.3).

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate a personal statement of their philosophical and theological purpose in delivering theological education;
  2. Assess the effectiveness of a variety of historical and contemporary approaches to theological education;
  3. Establish a number of general principles of educationally engaging learners in different contexts and at different stages of life;
  4. Evaluate a number of learning and teaching methods in terms of their philosophical and theological bases;
  5. Establish basic design principles for curriculum design and development.
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