TCFC - Teaching Christian Faith in the Classroom
1,000 Standard Tuition Fee
Section A: The Framework
- Teaching Christian material in government schools. This segment orients the teacher to the context and the constraints involved in being visitors and representatives in a government school. Explores the various rationales for teaching, encourages the student to explore and understand their various states’ DET Guidelines and the complementary nature of local churches and communities.
- Role of story and worldview in the classroom. This segment considers the big story told by the Bible, how the idea of worldview is integral to teaching faith and the Bible’s interaction with many secular stories and worldviews.
Section B: The Learner and The Teacher
The differences in approaches to learning between primary education and secondary education.
Section C: The Classroom
- Preparing and delivering a lesson and utilizing a curriculum, including an introduction to the scope and sequence of a curriculum and the different type of curriculums produced.
- Class management including strategies for the appropriate and effective management of students in a classroom setting.
- Experience in a classroom, including preparing and delivering of two lessons under supervision, proceeding to evaluate and reflect on this experience.
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