Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2015


This unit is part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part A (EDF5147).


This unit builds on the study of EDF5147 Jewish studies education in the secondary years A. Drawing on a range of literature, students develop their knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to various subject areas which fall under the generic heading of Jewish studies. Students are introduced to a range of research and basic research methodologies that have been used in the development of knowledge and practices in Jewish Studies as it is enacted in particular schools and in Jewish schooling. In addition to various pedagogical 'hands-on' aspects of teaching Jewish studies, the unit also deals with issues and themes of a more philosophical or theoretical nature.


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

  1. plan and teach sequences of Jewish studies lessons
  2. develop a range of techniques and strategies appropriate to the teaching of particular Jewish studies subjects
  3. apply information and communication technologies to the teaching of Jewish studies subjects
  4. make appropriate judgments about the suitability and use of various teaching and learning materials and resources
  5. appreciate the relevance of Jewish educational research to the teaching of Jewish studies
  6. apply knowledge from other units dealing with more general aspects of educational practice to the teaching of Jewish studies.


Unit of work in Jewish studies (2000 words, 50%)
Reflective research-based essay (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 3 hour seminar per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

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