Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Paul Forgasz


This unit is Part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part B (EDF4870).


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.


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
  6. plan and teach sequences of Jewish Studies lessons from a selection of topics and areas.


Assessment Task 1: Resources assignment (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Written assignment (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 3-hour seminar per week, plus approximately 15 hours per week in self-directed study


A minor sequence in Jewish studies within a tertiary degree or equivalent


EDF4119 The world of Jewish education