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2006

Australian Catholic University

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The Effect Of Participation In School-Facilitated Community Service Programmes On Students' Self-Esteem, Sense Of Community Engagement And Attitudes To Christianity, Luke Terrence Reed Dec 2006

The Effect Of Participation In School-Facilitated Community Service Programmes On Students' Self-Esteem, Sense Of Community Engagement And Attitudes To Christianity, Luke Terrence Reed

Theses

Increasingly, student orientated service outreach programmes (community service) are being incorporated into the broad curriculum of Australian High Schools. The assumption made is that such programmes have tangible benefits for students, the community and the schools themselves. Schools that operate out of a Christian paradigm have the added incentive of seeking to assist students give personal expression to religious commitment through the service of others. This study tests the assumption that participation in community service or service outreach activities has positive benefits for the students involved. It explores the effect that student involvement in school-facilitated community service programmes has on ...


An Examination Of Student Meaning-Making In The Post-Compulsory Subject Of Study Of Religion, Mark Gerard Craig May 2006

An Examination Of Student Meaning-Making In The Post-Compulsory Subject Of Study Of Religion, Mark Gerard Craig

Theses

Current research and anecdotal evidence has suggested that students enrolled in the QSA (Queensland Studies Authority) subject for Year 11 and Year 12, Study of Religion, as outlined in the Senior Syllabus for Study of Religion, are experiencing difficulties in meaning-making. This may be due to particular methodologies being employed to teach the subject to secondary students (Barnes, 2001; Flood, 1999; Kay, 1997). The purpose of this research was to explore the connection between student difficulty in meaning making in Study of Religion and the employment of phenomenological methodologies as a pedagogical tool for teaching Study of Religion. It was ...


Drama And Religious Education: A Match Made In Heaven, Anne Frawley-Mangan Mar 2006

Drama And Religious Education: A Match Made In Heaven, Anne Frawley-Mangan

Theses

This thesis investigates the use of drama as a teaching tool in religious education within the context of sacramental preparation. The research is informed by educational theories which suggest that arts education and religious education both rely on aesthetic knowing to construct meaning.The theories which underpin this research claim that this form of knowing honours the students' freedom to form their own understandings and will be achieved through critical reflection and experiential methods which engage heart, spirit and mind. Drama is one such method and therefore this thesis contends that drama and religious education are indeed 'a match made ...


Lay Principals Under Contract: 'Going Down For The Good Turf': An Exploration Of The Perceptions Of Selected Secondary Lay Principals In Relation To The Religious And Spiritual Dimensions Of Their Role, Liam G. Davison Mar 2006

Lay Principals Under Contract: 'Going Down For The Good Turf': An Exploration Of The Perceptions Of Selected Secondary Lay Principals In Relation To The Religious And Spiritual Dimensions Of Their Role, Liam G. Davison

Theses

The purpose of this research study was to consider the understanding and experience of a selected number of lay principals of diocesan secondary Catholic schools in Victoria as to the religious and spiritual dimensions of their leadership role and to identify what supported them in the discharge of their responsibilities in these domains of their leadership.


How Is Religious Leadership Understood And Practised By Principles In Catholic Secondary Schools In South Australia?, Francis Joseph Mcevoy Jan 2006

How Is Religious Leadership Understood And Practised By Principles In Catholic Secondary Schools In South Australia?, Francis Joseph Mcevoy

Theses

This thesis explores the religious dimension of the role of the principal in the Catholic Secondary Schools of South Australia. The study is set in the context of a complex and changing environment. Society is becoming increasingly secular, and religious values are on the wane. The role of the principal has become progressively more encumbered by government regulation and policy and an increased level of accountability for a wide range of school outcomes, many of these outside the core purposes of the school (Fullan, 2003). In Catholic schools, the numbers of the professed religious men and women, traditionally the backbone ...


Art And Religious Education: Seeking Meaning In The Sacred Seriousness Of Art, Gina Bernasconi Jan 2006

Art And Religious Education: Seeking Meaning In The Sacred Seriousness Of Art, Gina Bernasconi

Theses

In relation to the post-compulsory religious education program of a Catholic secondary college for boys, this research study set out to ascertain the role of art as a medium for the self-revelation of God in the linking of aesthetic and religious experience. In other words, this research study proposed to provide a group of students with a space and opportunity for a ‘calling to attend’ experience of God; that is, an experience that was compelling. The theoretical framework called on two types of concepts: first, those related to the theological investigation of revelation and its connection with the aesthetic and ...


An Exploration Of How Some Staff Members Perceive Catholic School Renewal In Some Primary Schools In The Catholic Diocese Of Rockhamption, Simon A. Watkins Jan 2006

An Exploration Of How Some Staff Members Perceive Catholic School Renewal In Some Primary Schools In The Catholic Diocese Of Rockhamption, Simon A. Watkins

Theses

For the last forty years, since the end of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church has been committed to renewal. In Queensland, Catholic schools have responded to this commitment by undertaking cyclical renewal processes since the early 1980s. The focus of this research was the process of Catholic School Renewal in the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. The review of the literature focused on literature relating to school effectiveness and school improvement internationally and nationally, as well as Catholic School Renewal in Queensland generally and the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton specifically. The following research questions focused the research ...


Experiences Of Teachers' Daily Work Which Nourish And Sustain The Spirituality Of Lay Teachers In Catholic High Schools, Michael John Downey Jan 2006

Experiences Of Teachers' Daily Work Which Nourish And Sustain The Spirituality Of Lay Teachers In Catholic High Schools, Michael John Downey

Theses

The hierarchy of the Catholic Church has stated that formation of lay teachers is essential for the personal sanctification of the teacher and the apostolic mission of the Church (CCE, 1982, #65) and that 'formation must be broadened and kept up to date, on the same level as, and in harmony with, human formation as a whole (CCE, 1982, #62). The research reported in this thesis: (1) explores Catholic Church documents and other literature in order to gain insights into the spirituality of teachers who teach in Catholic schools; (2) identifies experiences of teachers' daily work in Catholic high schools ...