Undergraduate | CUR-EDC435 | 2024
Teaching About the Gospels in Catholic Schools
Explore the four Gospels as understood by Catholic Church and get ready to teach religious education. Become familiar with miracles and parables. Follow the progression of the Gospels that tell the story of Jesus from four different perspectives.
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- 26 Feb 2024
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- 13 weeks
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Teaching About the Gospels in Catholic Schools
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the key structures and literary genres in the four Gospels as understood within the Catholic Church tradition
- explain the key terms: ‘form criticism’, ‘genre’, ‘gospel’, ‘gospel values’, ‘literary criticism’, ‘miracles’, ‘parable’, ‘redaction criticism’, ‘synoptic gospels’, ‘testament’, ‘Word of God’
- plan a telling of a designated Gospel story within a Catholic school setting
- reflect critically on the personal and professional readiness of staff to be supportive of or about how to promote Gospel values in Catholic schools.
- Word of God as revelation and salvation
- Nature and study of gospels
- Structure and literary forms of the synoptic gospels: Mark, Matthew & Luke
- Structure and literary forms of the Gospel of John
- Comparative nature of the four Gospels
- Gospel values in a Catholic school
- Using the Gospels in Religious Education: Inculturation, Parables, and Story-telling
- Meaning making and praying the Gospels
This subject explores the key structures and literary genres of the four Gospels as understood within the Catholic Church tradition. Participants are to understand how the Gospel writers wanted to convey Jesus’ message of the Christian ‘Way, Truth and Life’ and how this message is applied through the Perth Archdiocesan Religious Education Units of Work to the life experience of students within Catholic school settings. The course provides opportunities for participants to reflect critically on the personal and professional readiness of staff to be supportive of or about how to promote Gospel values in Catholic schools.
This subject is offered for students considering teaching in Catholic schools in WA. The subject meets the accreditation requirements of Catholic Education WA [CEWA]. In particular, this subject is one of three ‘Catholic education’ units offered at undergraduate level through Curtin University that meets the tertiary-study component for ‘Accreditation to Teach’ and ‘Accreditation to Teach Religious Education’ in Catholic schools in WA. The delivery of the units is by staff of The Catholic Institute of Western Australia, a recognised tertiary and educational body established by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Western Australia. Students studying or looking for employment in Catholic Schools outside of WA should check with their local Catholic Education Office to see if the subject fulfils the requirements for their Accreditation. Other students, however, have also found this a worthwhile and interesting subject, either for their own personal interest/development or as a basis for helping gain employment in other Christian/faith-based schools in WA.
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- Learning Journal Reflection (50%)
- Creation of a Lesson Plan: The values portrayed within a Gospel story (50%)
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