Details for Biblical Foundations of Education

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU400
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: David Hastie



Awards offering Biblical Foundations of Education

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

Unit Content


  1. Explain the difference between various understandings of theology and an approach to the Bible that sees it as a unified narrative, considering the potential influence each may have on education
  2. Summarise some of the difficulties with different methods of Biblical interpretation and approaches to hermeneutics, including concerns regarding epistemological approaches to the Bible as the written word of God
  3. Consider the themes of Scripture and their pertinence to schooling
  4. Compare and contrast the literature genres of specific books, and see the history of the Old and New Testament Scriptures in terms of the larger plans and purposes of God- with specific reference to education;
  5. Evaluate the implications of a biblically grounded metanarrative for life and educational practice

Subject Content

  1. The Authority of the Bible for Life and Education
  2. Act 1: Creation
  3. Act 2: Rebellion
  4. Act 3: Israel's Rise
  5. Act 3: Israel's Decline
  6. Act 4: Messiah
  7. Acts 5 and 6: God's People and Mission
  8. The Authority of Cultural Stories for Life and Education

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)

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Assessment Methods

  • Forum posts (10%)
  • Essay (25%)
  • Analysis (25%)
  • Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

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