Training Needs Survey
The CIE RE Department will shortly undertake a review of programmes on offer for the personal and professional development of religious educators in South African Catholic schools. The review will help us to determine how to reshape existing programmes and to create new ones where a significant unmet need is identified. Your assistance in informing and guiding this review is invaluable to us. We ask you to take a few minutes to complete an anonymous survey. Go to the following link to download the survey.
Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Religious and Values Education
This nationally accredited programme is offered in collaboration with St Augustine College, Johannesburg. It is a two-year, part-time programme designed for persons involved in areas of religion and values education (particularly but not exclusively those planning to operate in administrative contexts) who wish to pursue specialised studies and advanced training in Religious Education and to acquire greater knowledge and skills. It will also enable participants to inform and shape the spiritual, moral, cultural and social lives of learners. The B Ed (Hons) enables those who have obtained an undergraduate teaching qualification (NQF level 7) and who wish to further their qualifications at postgraduate level, and gain access to further postgraduate study at Master's level (NQF Level 9). The degree will be recognised for purposes of employment in education provided that the student has previously completed an approved four-year teaching qualification, or an appropriate Bachelors degree and a recognised professional teaching qulaification.
Click here for more information on the Bachelor of Education (Honours). You can download an application form at the same link.
Echoing the Word
A course for beginners with the following broad aims:
- Ongoing personal formation In Theology and Scripture.
- The development of a professional yet personalized approach to Religious Education.
The course consists of ten units and is delivered by regional offices through monthly workshops. It is certified by the local bishop, and is suitable for both religious educators and catechists who are new in the field.
Click here for more information on Echoing the Word.
Boston College - C21 Course Online
Barbara Radtke, Program Manager of C21 Online at the Boston College
School of Theology and Ministry, writes:
I manage a non-credit, online program with a focus on spiritual renewal and on-going faith formation called C21 Online. Let me tell you a little about us. We serve an international, English-speaking community of learners with varied interests. Some, e.g., an adult group in a parish or a vowed religious community, are seeking spiritual enrichment; others, e.g., parish catechists, are looking for preparation for their volunteer ministry; still another constituency, e.g., parish directors of religious education or Catholic school teachers uses C 21 Online for ongoing pastoral development. Our learning opportunities include two - six week courses that have moderated discussion among the participants and some free resources available on our website which allow interaction with the material. The latter (http://www.bc.edu/deathofjesus and http://www.bc.edu/birthofjesus ) have attracted over 25,000 participants from all 50 U.S.states and over 100 countries and territories.
For more information go to C21 Online.