RELG20003 - Liturgical Celebrations and Prayer
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, students develop a broad professional knowledge base and understanding of personal and communal prayer and liturgical celebrations as expressions of Christian beliefs and faith practices that are integral to Catholic school communities. Students examine the form and purpose of types of prayer and analyse approaches to teaching and experiencing prayer in classroom settings and the wider Catholic school community. They explore the origins, historical development, ritual structure and theological principles underpinning the Christian sacraments and reflect on the roles and responsibilities of teachers in the Catholic school system for participating in, and supporting students, families and the wider school community, in the liturgical practices and celebrations of the contemporary Catholic faith community.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the development of prayers as sources of Christian beliefs and teachings
  2. Examine the origins, historical development and ritual structure of the Christian sacraments
  3. Evaluate the impact of theological principles on the practices underpinning celebration of the sacraments
  4. Critically reflect on the role of teachers in Catholic schools in the formation of understanding and participation of contemporary Catholic families in faith traditions and rituals

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge  
2. Communication      
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills      
4. Research    
5. Self-management      
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility      
7. Leadership      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorKerry Aprile (K.Aprile@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Why do we pray?

Personal and social prayer

Leonard, R. (2013). Why bother praying. New York: Paulist Press. p 5-11
Week 2 13-03-2017

Images of God

Challenges and issues in teaching and expressing Christian prayer

Morwood, M. (2009) Children praying a new story: A resource for parents, grandparents and teachers.
Chapter 1 God and the Wonderful world of Children pp 1-12.
Week 3 20-03-2017

Expressions of prayer:
Vocal, meditative, contemplative.

Catechism of the Catholic Church – 2700-2719

Week 4 27-03-2017

Schools of Prayer / Spirituality

Wright, W. (2009). The essential spirituality handbook. Missouri: Liguori Press.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Approaches to teaching and experiencing Christian prayer in the classroom

Nolan, B. (1999). Prayer strategies: A teacher's manual.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

What is liturgy?

The official and public worship of the Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1069 - 1070.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Sacramentality and sacraments - A sign of God's presence in people's lives and in the world

DeGidio, S. (1996). Sacraments alive: Their history, celebration and significance. Chapter 1, p. 4-20.

Martos, J. (1991). Doors to the Sacred. Missouri: Liguouri Press.

Analytic Response Due Monday (24 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Baptism and Confirmation: Origins, ritual elements and theology

Bausch, W. (1999). A new look at the Sacraments. Chapter 7, pp. 92-110

Week 9 08-05-2017

Eucharist: Origins, ritual elements and theology

Become One Body One Spirit in Christ DVD

Week 10 15-05-2017

Sacraments of Healing: Origins, ritual elements and theology

Busted Halo Sacraments 101 Youtube clip

Week 11 22-05-2017

Sacraments of Commitment: Origins, ritual elements and theology

Busted halo Sacraments 101: Marriage

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Design of an Information Resource Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Analytic Response
Task Description

Write an analytical response that shows your understanding of modes of prayer and prayer rituals and how they are used to express spirituality and Christian beliefs and traditions.

Specifically, your response should:

(a) describe and explain the role of prayer in the Catholic tradition using examples from at least one of the following forms of Christian spirituality to support your analysis :

Ignatian,
Benedictine,
Franciscan
Marian

(b) reflect on the role of teachers in Catholic schools to model, teach and build learners’ understandings of various expressions of prayer.

Length: 2000 words

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (24-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Feedback on this assessment task will be returned following moderation and in sufficient time to inform students in preparation for Assessment Task 2.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Knowledge and understanding of schools of prayer as expressions of Christian beliefs.

Analysis of the challenges and issues in teaching and expressing Christian prayer.

Critical reflection on images of God that influence prayer rituals and practices.

Critical reflection on teachers' roles in shaping and modelling prayer practices in primary classrooms.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the development of prayers as sources of Christian beliefs and teachings

4. Critically reflect on the role of teachers in Catholic schools in the formation of understanding and participation of contemporary Catholic families in faith traditions and rituals

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

4. Research

5. Self-management

7. Leadership



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Design of an Information Resource
Task Description

Using course materials and the Rockhampton Diocesan Religion Curriculum, create a resource that would be suitable for an information session for adults on one of the sacraments that comprise Christian rituals of initiation.


Your resource can be created in a form of your choice, such as a web page, PowerPoint presentation with notes pages, a video, brochure or article but should show consideration of the needs of an audience who have limited background knowledge of the origins of the ritual and its underpinning theology and structure.


Reflection on the contemporary pastoral and practical issues related to celebration and teaching of the sacrament should be evident in the design of your resource.

Length: Limits do not apply given the variety of modes suitable for this task.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Feedback on this task will be returned to students following moderation and in accordance with university policy on certification of grades.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

In-depth knowledge of the origin, ritual elements, structure and theology of a Sacrament of initiation

Consideration of background knowledge and understanding of diverse target audiences

Evidence of reflection and understanding of the pastoral and practical issues underpinning celebration and teaching of the ritual elements of the chosen Sacrament

Evidence of design that engages and educates the target audience to support the Church's mission in the broader school community

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Examine the origins, historical development and ritual structure of the Christian sacraments

3. Evaluate the impact of theological principles on the practices underpinning celebration of the sacraments

4. Critically reflect on the role of teachers in Catholic schools in the formation of understanding and participation of contemporary Catholic families in faith traditions and rituals

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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