RED504: Introduction to Biblical Studies


RED504: Introduction to Biblical Studies

Key details

Accredited towardsGraduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary)
Unit typeCore unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours1 hour tutorial (synchronous online session)
Lecture material should be consulted in your own time prior to the tutorial
Delivery ModeOnline
Offered inSemester 1, Semester 2
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This unit of study introduces the Biblical from the perspective of Catholic life and teaching and offers resources for teaching this source document of Christianity to students. Students completing this unit will have a body of knowledge related to the Bible and its interpretation according to the Catholic Tradition for students in primary schools. Students will be able to undertake professional work in this field, and also use it as a basis for further learning.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate specialised knowledge of Church teaching related to the Bible as well as contemporary scholarship in this field.
  2. think critically and review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise relevant data in order to find solutions to complex problems related to the teaching of the Bible to primary school students;
  3. apply specialised knowledge acquired through this subject to generate and evaluate complex ideas related to teaching the Bible to primary school students;
  4. communicate an understanding of specialised, complex knowledge and theoretical concepts related to the teaching of the Bible and transfer this to students in primary schools;
  5. make high level independent judgements in a range of school-based management functions related to the teaching of the Bible in Catholic primary schools;
  6. initiate, plan, implement and evaluate concepts related to teaching the Bible and take personal responsibility for their own work and that of others within their sphere of authority.



Other Religious Education Units

Campion College currently offers four Religious Education Units as part of its Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary):

RED501: Historical Context of Catholic Teaching
RED502: Catechesis in Sacramental Theology
RED503: Challenges and Strategies in Religious Education
RED504: Introduction to Biblical Studies



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