Units (Subjects)

Effective Christian Education Across Cultures

AQF: 8 online

Postgraduate Unit


This unit will enable participants to research local cultural values and approaches to learning, plan responses, and develop curriculum to empathically serve the educational needs of various receptor cultures in which they are situated. The unit introduces postgraduate students to the current approaches to education across boundaries of culture and worldview difference. Students will critically reflect on various approaches and devise strategies that are appropriate to the design and delivery of educational materials allied to their ministry specialisation in cross-cultural contexts.

This unit is assessed through critical engagement with a wide range of literature and the preparation of a specific instructional module for a particular intercultural context.

Lecturer: Dr Moyra Dale
AQF level: 8
Lecture Mode: 
Available: see Schedule of MICS Unit Offerings 
Credit Points: 
AEM034-812 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
EM034-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - MICS and other masters level courses 
Cost: see Study Costs
Note: This unit is part of the SMBC Master of Intercultural Studies course run by the SMBC Centre for Cross-Cultural Mission. You can study either the whole MICS or just single units of study. You can enrol in a single unit for credit or audit, even if you do not meet the requirements to enrol for the whole course.

Check availability of this unit on the Schedule of Master of Intercultural Studies Unit Offerings. For more detailed information on this unit see the ACT overview

If you are interested in this unit, please contact us to check if it will suit your study needs

Postgraduate online learning at SMBC

At SMBC we believe in Christian community and the importance of learning from each other. Our approach to online teaching and learning is highly interactive. There are a range of different interactive activities including collaborative reading, discussion, peer feedback, creative presentations and the use of a number of different interactive apps. Lecturers present material through written or audio-visual presentations that can be read or watched at times that are convenient for each participant. There are no set weekly times for meeting. Lecturers may occasionally arrange a video conference at a time that suits most participants.

One of the most important things for successful online study is to set aside dedicated time each week and to be disciplined in keeping up-to-date. We advise setting aside approximately 5 hours per week for reading and 3 hours each week to work through the activities online. Extra time should also be set aside for each assessment, budgeting approximately 12 hours for each 1000 words.

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