Worship in an Educational Setting (P/G)

Field: Religious Education
Unit Code(s): DR8309T (Online only)
Unit value: 18 points
Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Delivery mode: Online
Prerequisites: None

This unit explores liturgical principles and parameters in an educational setting, with particular emphasis on the issues in planning and preparation of worship for general and special occasions. Students will also be encouraged to review resources for worship in an educational setting.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • demonstrate awareness of the importance and place of worship in an educational setting
  • articulate a coherent theology of worship and liturgy for educational settings
  • identify key aspects of student involvement in the preparation of worship in a defined chaplaincy context
  • identify key elements of their own liturgical practice as they relate to educational settings
  • identify relevant resources for planning worship in educational settings.
  • Tutorial participation (equivalent to 500 words) (10%)
  • 500-word short paper (10%)
  • 2,000-word review (30%)
  • 3,000-word essay (50%)
Recommended Reading:

* recommended for purchase

Bodycombe, John. Aware and Attentive. Richmond, Vic: Spectrum, 2011.

Dawn, Marva J. Reaching out without Dumbing Down.  Grand Rapids-Michigan: Eerdmans, 1995.

Dawn, Marva J. A Royal ‘Waste’ of Time. Grand Rapids-Michigan: Eerdmans, 1999.

Duck, Ruth, Worship for the Whole People of God. Louisville: Westminster / Knox Press, 2013.

* Edie, Fred P., Book, Bath, Table and Time. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2007.

Erickson, Craig D., Participating in Worship. Louisville: Westminster Press, 1989.

Galbraith, Douglas (ed), Worship in the Wide Red Land. Melb. UC Press. 1985.

Murphy, Debra Dean, Teaching that Transforms. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2006.

Saliers, Don, Worship as Theology. Nashville: Abingdon, 1994.

Senn, F., New Creation: a Liturgical Worldview. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2000.

Spinks, Bryan D., The Worship Mall.

White, Susan J. Foundations of Christian Worship. Peterborough: Epworth Press, 2000.

Stauffer, S. Annita, ‘Worship: Ecumenical Core and Cultural Context’, in Wilkey, G., (ed) Worship and Culture, Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans, 2014.