Australian College of Ministries

Course Design: Indoctrination or Mission Enabler?

Presentation Abstract

When developing new awards and courses, designers must consider a range of interests from the desired graduate outcomes through to the specific details of the program. Stakeholders also apply their own level of pressure — both implicit and explicit — on course design, in the hope that graduates will adequately reflect their own interests. Is theological education then merely an instrument of indoctrination or can course designers, truly work in such a way as to genuinely serve Christ and His mission? This question will be reflected upon through a case study at the Australian College of Ministries and the development of the Master of Intercultural Mission at the Sydney College of Divinity.


Teaching & Learning (D.3)