TEACHING SCRIPTURE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are introduced to the Bible, its composition, chronology, genres, and provenance, attending to both the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Testament. Students explore the historical, political, geographical, socio-cultural and religious frameworks behind the production of biblical texts. They learn to apply a variety of methods of textural analysis, based on the principles of Catholic biblical criticism. Students research and apply a number of methodologies for teaching scripture texts in the primary classroom, and explore the understandings and uses of the Bible by Christian communities and individuals.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorBruce Pridham
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Catholic Youth Bible NRSV||Prescribed||N/A||ST MARY'S PRESS|
|Readings||Reading the Bible||Recommended||Maurice Ryan (2003)||SOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS|
|Readings||Reading the Old Testament, an Introduction||Recommended||Lawrence Broadt (1984)||PAULIST PRESS|
|Readings||Studying the Gospels, an Introduction||Recommended||Gideon Goosen (2001)||DWYER|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Describe the structure of the Scriptures and the significance of particular sections.
02. Express an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the Scriptures.
03. Examine contemporary approaches to teaching Scripture with reference to their content and methodology.
04. Effectively teach Scripture in the classroom using a variety of models that encourage critical thinking.
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Bendigo, 2015, Week 09-19, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBruce Pridham
Two 1.0 days block mode per study period on saturday during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 days block mode per study period on sunday during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
|one Analysis essay||40||01, 02|
|one essay - Sequence of Learning Activities||60||03, 04|