Theological Pedagogy

This unit is a Core Unit in the Graduate Certificate of Theological Education. It is designed to expand on the basic pedagogical principles of D8501 Principles of Theological Education to provide a working connection between philosophical principles and practical methods of learning and teaching that are relevant to various contexts and traditions in theological education.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Theological Education

Credit Points



D8501 Principles of Theological Education.
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. Analyse the teaching styles associated with different philosophical positions of theology and pedagogy;
  2. Identify a variety of learning and teaching methods suited to various aims and needs of theological learning;
  3. Utilise a variety of teaching methods to match different learning styles;
  4. Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of their personal teaching styles;
  5. Create effective teaching programs and/or materials using appropriate learning and teaching methods.
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