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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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


This unit is Part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part A (EDF4869).


This unit builds on the study in Semester 1 of EDF4869 Jewish studies education in the secondary years A. The primary purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that underpin the teaching and learning of the various subject areas which fall under the generic heading of Jewish Studies. This unit deals with various topics, themes and issues related to the teaching of Jewish Studies in the secondary school. In addition to various pedagogical 'hands-on' aspects of teaching Jewish Studies, the unit will also deal with issues and themes of a more philosophical or theoretical nature.


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

  1. plan and teach sequences of Jewish Studies lessons
  2. develop a range of techniques and strategies appropriate to the teaching of particular Jewish Studies subjects
  3. apply information and communication technologies (ICT) to the teaching of Jewish Studies subjects
  4. make appropriate judgments about the suitability and use of various teaching and learning materials and resources
  5. appreciate the relevance of Jewish educational research to the teaching of Jewish Studies
  6. apply knowledge from other units dealing with more general aspects of educational practice to the teaching of Jewish Studies.


Assessment Task 1: A unit of work in Jewish Studies (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Reflective essay (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

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


EDF4869 Jewish studies education in the secondary years A or EDF4119 The world of Jewish education


EDF4428 Jewish studies education