Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The unit will explore the ubiquitous human experience of faith and spirituality as it relates to the youth experience. The various social and cultural factors that influence the content and expression of spirituality will be explored with a view to the student beginning to work sympathetically with the socialised expression of faith and the dynamics of the faith community.

Students will grow in their appreciation of the interaction between faith development and the young person’s life-span development (i.e. emotional, social, physical, ethical and identify formation), and accordingly begin to conceptualise spiritual development in young people. The unit will also explore the connection between spirituality and the wellbeing and vulnerability of young people.

Various approaches to interacting and developing spirituality in young people will be explored. Various topics which may be treated summarily or a few in-depth might include:

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include: lectures and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction. This module is also available in flexible learning format.

Unit offerings

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.