Alphacrucis College

Details for Foundations in Christian Teaching and Learning

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU401
  • Credit points: 9

The unit Foundations in Christian Teaching and Learning is part of the subject area Education and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Master of Teaching (Primary) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit is a foundational unit and introduces the Philosophical foundation for the MTeach Program. This is encapsulated in the Teacher’s Transformational Helix model of Christian education, and supported by a set of teaching and learning principles, integrating the NSW model of pedagogy, which underpin the whole approach to the program. Whilst it explores the teaching of religion in schools, this unit is focused on the role and function of the Christian teacher and on the relationship of Christian schools with the Church and the community and particularly with the family and the state. The NSW Board of Studies K-10 Curriculum Framework will be introduced including an overview of the competing agendas embedded within Curriculum Design and Reform. The main intent is for the Pre-service Teacher to develop a clear rationale for their own philosophy as a Christian educator, exposing them to a range of models of teaching and learning, pedagogies and behavior management information from which they can begin to apply strategies and establish a positive classroom climate.


By the end of this unit participants should be able to:

Subject Content

This course may be offered in the following formats

Face to face.

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

Assessment Methods

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