Professional growth development programme 2013
Title: Identity and Curriculum in Catholic Education by Professor Marie Emmitt, Dean of Education, Australian Catholic University & Professor Peta Goldburg, Associate Dean, Catholic Identity and Partnerships, Australian Catholic University
In the presence of Bishop E. Maurice Piat, c.ssp, Diocese of Port Louis
Date: 11 June 2013 – Time: 16.30 – 18.30 -Venue: Institut Cardinal Jean Margéot
Much current research in Catholic Education is centred on Catholic identity (Pollefeyt and Bouwens 2010; Convey 2012). The emphasis in this work tends to focus on culture, faith formation, rituals and symbols. Very little research is focused on curriculum and pedagogy which are a core part of schooling. All education teaches a philosophy of life and ideally education within a Catholic school should challenge, empower and transform all involved in the educational endeavour. The challenge for Catholic schools is how to make explicit the rich tradition of the Church in a meaningful and authentic way through the everyday process of learning and teaching in a Catholic school. Therefore, an examination of the core of school work is vital to ascertain how pedagogy and curriculum can be employed to achieve the goals of Catholic education. In this session, we will explore how a Catholic worldview, particularly Catholic Social Thought, can inform and shape learning and teaching by specifically addressing the questions: (i) What does it mean for pedagogy? (ii) What does it mean for curriculum planning? (iii) Participants will have the opportunity to explore with colleagues the implications for a specific teaching area.
Professor Marie Emmitt, Dean of Education, Australian Catholic University
Professor Peta Goldburg, Associate Dean, Catholic Identity and Partnerships,
Australian Catholic University
M.EDL & CTL (ACU) Graduates, M.EDL & CTL (ACU) current students, ACU Alumni, Rectors / Deputies, Head Master / DHMs, Educators both primary and secondary, Divinity Teachers & Catechism.