TS 109 Foundations of Religious Education

Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures: 20 hours, Assignment: 15 hours, Private study: 60 hours


Essay/Project Work

Module Aims

To provide students with an introduction to contemporary understandings of religious studies and catechesis with a particular focus on the programmes for Religious Education at second level schools.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the educational and faith formation aims and objectives of the programmes for Religious Education at second level
  • Have obtained an overview of the course content, teaching methodologies and assessment procedures in Religious Education
  • Be familiar with the principal resources available to teachers
  • Know the core process of catechesis
  • Be informed of contemporary approaches to religious education
  • Have creatively and critically engaged with the module material so that they are competent to plan effectively for the teaching of Religious Education


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