Details for Worldviews and Educational Practice

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU501
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Mark Hutchinson


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Worldviews and Educational Practice

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Explain how underlying pre-theoretical worldview assumptions are formed and their effect on education theory and practice;
  2. Summarise and critically evaluate the role of worldview liturgies in the development of human virtues, practices and relationships;
  3. Describe the key perspectives and dimensions of a biblically-informed worldview and how this informs and shapes educational practices;
  4. Compare and contrast the contours of contending worldviews within current mainstream culture and their implications for educational vision and practice;
  5. Critically appraise educational practices in light of the Christian scriptures, worldview grounds and cultural contours.

Subject Content

  1. Beyond perspectives: What is this thing called “worldview”?
  2. Beyond ideas and rationality: We are what we love
  3. Beyond Scripture: The Bible, the gospel and worldview formation
  4. Contending worldviews: Formation and counter-formation in a time of “secular” liturgies
  5. From worship to worldview: Christian worship and the formation of desire
  6. Christian education for lovers: Desire, direction and education
  7. Re-Imagining the world

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)

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Assessment Methods

  • Forum posts (10%)
  • Essay (40%)
  • Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

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