units

EDF4119

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Paul Forgasz

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an introduction to theory and practice covering various disciplines which comprise Jewish Studies. The unit introduces students to a number of issues and themes that can help them to locate Jewish Studies in its broader global context and to appreciate the dynamics of Jewish schools and Jewish schooling. The unit also focuses on developing an understanding of various models of and approaches to the teaching of Jewish Studies. This is an introductory unit for students who wish to specialise in Jewish Studies Education in the second semester.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of some key issues and themes relating to the theory and practice of Jewish education;
  2. critically evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to teaching Jewish Studies in particular educational contexts;
  3. develop a range of techniques and strategies appropriate to the teaching of particular areas of Jewish Studies;
  4. implement techniques and strategies and use a variety of resources to develop students' literacy, numeracy and ICT skills;
  5. make appropriate judgments about the suitability and use of various teaching and learning materials and resources; and
  6. plan and teach sequences of Jewish Studies lessons from a selection of topics and areas.

Assessment

This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: Annotated review of Jewish educational resources [2000 words, 50%]; Assessment task 2: Analysis of curriculum models in Bible education [2000 words, 50%]

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Rosalie Triolo

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Recognised three-year degree or equivalent. Preferred candidates should have undertaken studies in one or both of (1) Hebrew literature and (2) Language and Jewish studies/history. (Note: Students undertaking this unit as a middle school option through the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will meet different requirements. Specific advice should be sought.)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).

Prohibitions

EDF5472