TEACHING SCRIPTURE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

EDU3TSC

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBruce Pridham

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCatholic Youth Bible NRSVPrescribedN/AST MARY'S PRESS
ReadingsReading the BibleRecommendedMaurice Ryan (2003)SOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS
ReadingsReading the Old Testament, an IntroductionRecommendedLawrence Broadt (1984)PAULIST PRESS
ReadingsStudying the Gospels, an IntroductionRecommendedGideon Goosen (2001)DWYER

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the structure of the Scriptures and the significance of particular sections.

Activities:
TBE

02. Express an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the Scriptures.

Activities:
TBE

03. Examine contemporary approaches to teaching Scripture with reference to their content and methodology.

Activities:
TBE

04. Effectively teach Scripture in the classroom using a variety of models that encourage critical thinking.

Activities:
TBE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 09-21, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBruce Pridham

Class requirements

Block Mode
Two 1.0 days block mode per study period on sunday during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Block Mode
Two 1.0 days block mode per study period on saturday during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one Analysis essay40 01, 02
one essay - Sequence of Learning Activities60 03, 04