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 undergraduate program.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU101
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

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 undergraduate 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 Student (TES) 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 alternate school contexts;
  2. Explain 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 from Christian and alternate schooling contexts;
  3. Discuss the concepts, substance and structure of ACARA curriculum reform and NESA syllabus documents related to one KLA;
  4. Explain personal teaching philosophy that demonstrates the requisite professional criteria for a specific context;
  5. Review teaching strategies, literacy and numeracy strategies, and behaviour management and communication strategies;
  6. Discuss learning goals, involving parents/carers, assessment strategies, feedback, record keeping, reporting and the interpretation of assessment data.

Subject Content

  1. History and development of various models of Christian schooling
  2. Historical development of models of learning and teaching
  3. Teaching strategies
  4. Curriculum
  5. Programming and planning
  6. Language, power and pedagogy
  7. Theories and practices of the National Priority Areas
  8. Working within extreme situations
  9. Assessment, diagnosis and reporting
  10. Work based skills and awareness

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensive

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

Assessment Methods

  1. Forum Posts (20%)
  2. Minor Essay (30%)
  3. Major Project (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references