Christian Studies provides a safe and supportive context in which students can reflect on their experiences of the world and on their own beliefs and spirituality. The Christian Studies classroom is a place where:
- teaching and learning occurs in a supportive, inclusive and safe environment
- learners are engaged in intellectually challenging experiences that actively involve them in journeys of inquiry and constructing their own meanings
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Christian Studies Curriculum Framework
The Christian Studies Curriculum Framework (CSCF) is part of Lutheran Education Australia's (LEA) ongoing provision of resources for the teaching of Christian Studies in Lutheran schools which began with the comprehensive Australian curriculum LIFE, launched in 1998. Both LIFE and the CSCF are grounded in Lutheran theology and informed by the Lutheran Confessions. The CSCFprovides for the years prior to formal schooling (Beginning Band) and progressing through to Year 12 (Band E). The CSCF aligns with the structure and terminology of other Key Learning Area (KLA) syllabi, allowing for opportunities to plan, integrate and assess Christian Studies in line with those documents.
The CSCF has been organised into four strands: Christian Beliefs, Christian Church, Christian Living, and Christianity in the World. These strands identify the major understandings and processes essential to develop religious literacy from a Christian perspective.
Key idea 1 Christians believe God is one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Key idea 2 The person and work of Jesus the Christ is central to Christianity
Key idea 3 A Christian worldview is shaped by the biblical teaching of sin and grace