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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rosalie Triolo


This unit provides students with an introduction to theory and practice covering various disciplines which comprise Jewish Studies. The unit introduces students to a number of issues and themes that can help them to locate Jewish Studies in its broader global context and to appreciate the dynamics of Jewish schools and Jewish schooling. The unit also focuses on developing an understanding of various models of and approaches to the teaching of Jewish Studies. This is an introductory unit for students who wish to specialise in Jewish Studies Education in the second semester.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of some key issues and themes relating to the theory and practice of Jewish education;
  2. critically evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to teaching Jewish Studies in particular educational contexts;
  3. develop a range of techniques and strategies appropriate to the teaching of particular areas of Jewish Studies;
  4. implement techniques and strategies and use a variety of resources to develop students' literacy, numeracy and ICT skills;
  5. make appropriate judgments about the suitability and use of various teaching and learning materials and resources; and
  6. plan and teach sequences of Jewish Studies lessons from a selection of topics and areas.


This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: Annotated review of Jewish educational resources [2000 words, 50%]; Assessment task 2: Analysis of curriculum models in Bible education [2000 words, 50%]

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Rosalie Triolo

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Recognised three-year degree or equivalent. Preferred candidates should have undertaken studies in one or both of (1) Hebrew literature and (2) Language and Jewish studies/history. (Note: Students undertaking this unit as a middle school option through the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will meet different requirements. Specific advice should be sought.)


Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).