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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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




Not offered in 2016


This unit is part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part B (EDF5148).


This unit provides students with an introduction to theory and practice covering various disciplines which comprise Jewish studies. Drawing on a range of literature, the unit introduces students to a number of issues that can help them to locate Jewish studies in its broader local, national and global contexts and to appreciate the dynamics of particular Jewish schools and Jewish schooling overall. Students work collaboratively and independently, with a range of methodologies, including the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), to develop knowledge, understanding and skills with respect to various models of and approaches to the teaching of Jewish studies. They apply these knowledge and skills in planning, enacting and reflecting on sequences of Jewish studies lessons for secondary students.


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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of some key issues 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. critically evaluate the suitability and use of various teaching and learning materials and resources
  6. plan, teach and reflect on sequences of Jewish studies lessons from a selection of topics and areas.


Resources assignment (2000 words, 50%)
Written research essay (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester 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

See also Unit timetable information

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


A minor sequence in Jewish studies or equivalent