5 groups that would benefit from Foundations for Religious Education
It can be tempting when you hear the term “religious education” to dismiss it as only relevant for Religious Education teachers in primary or secondary schools.
But our upcoming intensive, Foundations for Religious Education, is suitable for a range of people and a range of careers.
Here are 5 groups who may benefit from Foundations for Religious Education!
If you work with teenagers or youth in any context, but especially in a religious context, understanding the disciplines of Education and Theology can help you present information in a way that’s both effective and engaging.
Bible Study Leaders
Bible study leaders who are wanting to engage small groups need to be able to create a study program in order to ensure that their participants get the maximum value out of their study. Foundations for Religious Education can help you do that!
If you’re working in an environment where you’re a part of a support system, especially a religious one, understanding what it means to be a religious educator, even if it’s only a small part of your role, is crucial to your ability to work effectively.
Foundations of Religious Education will help you answer this question, drawing on current literature and giving you the tools you need to be the best pastoral worker you can be.
Ministers in Placement
Any minister should be able to answer what Religious Education is in contemporary Australia, and why it matters. This may be a question you get from members of the public, or may be a part of your role. However you’re involved, a minister is inherently involved in Religious Education for both their own congregation and beyond, so understanding its foundations is a brilliant way to undertake truly relevant professional development.
Whether you teach Religious Education specifically or are teaching in a range of other discipline areas such as History, Humanities or English, presenting new information and ideas to others is a crucial skill for teachers. Understanding the complexity of the issues and the sensitivity needed when talking about religion or faith is an important part of that. If you’re a school teacher, then Foundations for Religious Education could be the perfect course for you!
If you’re interested in, or are currently working in youth work, as a Bible study leader, a teacher, a minister in placement, or in a pastoral role, the Foundations for Religious Education can provide you with a great basis for your work or volunteer position. Taught by the brilliant Dr. Amanda Burritt, this intensive is sure to be a fascinating one.
AR/DE2101P/8101P FOUNDATIONS FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Field A – Religious Studies (AR) Also available in Field D – Education Studies (DE)
5, 12, 19, 26 November
Enrol by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org