THL471 Teaching The Bible (8)

This subject provides the student with an advanced overview of the Christian Scriptures, together with an understanding to contemporary issues in biblical scholarship, as the basis for developing strategies for teaching the Bible to school students. The subject combines an academic approach with practical skills with a view to enabling the student to bring the biblical and church tradition alive in the classroom. It also examines ways to incorporate spirituality, draw links with the other perspectives (world religions, philosophy and ethics) and develop appropriate assessment items within a school based curriculum.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Arts (Religious and Values Education)
Master of Ministry
Graduate Diploma of Religious and Values Education

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have completed all the core units for the Master of Arts (Religious and Values Education) before enrolling in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be familiar with the major issues and critical approaches in contemporary biblical scholarship
  • be able to integrate critical biblical scholarship into their professional practice in Religious and Values Education
  • have acquired skills for interpreting the biblical text
  • be able to identify links with the other strands (seeing opportunities to link with world religions, philosophy and ethics)
  • have developed strategies for connecting religious and philosophical concepts to the lives of students
  • be able to prepare a teaching unit that reflects and engages appropriately with contemporary biblical scholarship


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • an overview of biblical literature including its canonical forms, literary genre and history of interpretation
  • history of biblical scholarship, and especially responses to developments in the arts and sciences
  • the role of the Bible in the school curriculum
  • pedagogical issues in Religious and Values Education
  • resources for teaching the Bible in schools and other settings
  • assessment in Religious and Values Education


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.