Details for Foundations in Christian Learning and Teaching

This subject is the foundational subject for the whole course and is designed to be the first subject of the program. It introduces the philosophical framework for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Program. The historical development of Christian schooling, and faith based education internationally and nationally will be explored as well as the impact of Australian government policies and funding. This subject has foundational content on teaching and learning, and provides formative constructs of key researchers in pedagogy and constructs of the child. Teacher education students begin to develop their own personal, dynamic philosophy concerning Christian education and their journey into the teaching profession.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU102
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jim Twelves

Prerequisites

Nil

Awards offering Foundations in Christian Learning and Teaching

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject is the foundational subject for the whole course and is designed to be the first subject of the program. It introduces the philosophical framework for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Program. The historical development of Christian schooling, and faith based education internationally and nationally will be explored as well as the impact of Australian government policies and funding. This subject has foundational content on teaching and learning, and provides formative constructs of key researchers in pedagogy and constructs of the child. Teacher education students begin to develop their own personal, dynamic philosophy concerning Christian education and their journey into the teaching profession.

Outcomes

  1. Describe and discuss the philosophies and perspectives of a range of educational professionals from Christian and other school contexts.
  2. Understand the impact of change on ethics, professionals’ roles, legislative and organisational processes and parents/carers in effective education of young people by analysis and synthesis of current educational research literature into how students learn. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts, substance and structure of ACARA curriculum reform and NESA syllabus documents related to a particular subject area.
  3. Create a personal teaching philosophy that demonstrates the requisite professional criteria for a specific context. Consider how your Christian or other worldview impacts your teaching philosophy;
  4. Review teaching strategies, literacy and numeracy strategies and behaviour management strategies;
  5. Evaluation of learning goals, involving parents/carers, assessment strategies, feedback, record keeping, reporting and the interpretation of assessment data.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Posts (20%)
  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Major Project (50%)