Theology Made in Dignity: What does this quotation mean in the context of your ministry/education of children with particular and special needs?

TS109 – Religious Education
2020-2021 Assignment
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Complete a 1500-word essay on one of above.
Date of Submission: 25th April (this can be negotiated)
1. Religious education activity is a deliberate attending to the transcendent dimension of life by
which a conscious relationship to an ultimate ground of being is promoted and enabled to come
to expression. Thomas H. Groome (1982) Christian Religious Education, 22
Write an explanation of this quotation, using the extensive bibliography to be on Moodle and in
the Bibliography.
2. In a time when faith and religious community appear to be in retreat, where classical structures
and patterns of behaviour come under pressure, the risk always exists that Christians and their
communities will withdraw within themselves. Identity is then profiled against diversity, and the
challenge of the other’s truth is seen as detrimental for one’s own truth. Lieven Boeve (2012)
Religious education in a post-secular and post-Christian context, Journal of Beliefs & Values:
Studies in Religion & Education, 33:2, 155.
Comment on Boeve’s assertion regarding Christians and their communities. How Religious
Education can assist in avoiding this withdrawal? You should draw from your own experience of
religious education and from the readings on Moodle and from other relevant sources.
3. “Religious Education, in offering opportunities to develop an informed and critical understanding
of the Christian tradition in its historical origins and its cultural and social expressions, should
be part of a curriculum that seeks to promote the critical and cultural development of the person
in his or her social and personal life.” Department of Education and Skills, Religious Education in
the Curriculum: An Educational Rationale, 3.
With reference to this quotation, to an appropriate number of the readings given on Moodle, and
to the class lectures, how can one reconcile a specific denominational Religious Education with a
programme of Education about Religion and Beliefs?
4. The integral formation of the human person, which is the purpose of education, includes the
development of all the human faculties of the students, together with preparation for
professional life, formation of ethical and social awareness, becoming aware of the
transcendental, and religious education. Lay Catholics in Schools: Witnesses to Hope (para. 17)
Write an explanation of this quotation, using the extensive bibliography to be on Moodle and in
the Bibliography.
5. The intrinsic worth of this person lies theologically in his/her being-loved by God and ethically in his/her being loved by fellow human beings, who consider him/her radically being loved by God. A person as dependent is a fact and a task, a gift and a commitment. This person invites us on the road of ultimate de-centration and dedication and invites us to participate in the same movement. Bert Roebben (2016) Theology Made in Dignity p.59 What does this quotation mean in the context of your ministry/education of children with
particular and special needs?

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TS109 – Religious Education 2020-2021 Assignment ______________________________________________ Complete a 1500-word essay on one of above. Date of Submission: 25th April (this can be negotiated) 1. Religious education activity is a deliberate attending to the transcendent dimension of life by which a conscious relationship to an ultimate ground of being is promoted and enabled to come […]



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