The CSA Curriculum Action Group (CSA-CAG) is an ongoing project in which educators from the CSA movement are collaborating to produce responses to the Australian Curriculum for Christian Schools. The paper presented here includes a philosophy and planning tools to aid Christian schools in local responses to the requirements of the Australian Curriculum. This is a living document which is intended for ongoing development by the community of practice represented by CSA members. To become involved in the ongoing work of the CSA-CAG please contact email@example.com
2017 CSA National Curriculum Symposium: Training the Trainer
Christian schools desire to be authentic and effective in both the spiritual formation and excellent education of students. To be authentic, Christian education must embed Biblical integration right at the roots of curriculum and pedagogy. The implementation of the Australian Curriculum proved an ideal opportunity for the CSA movement to do just that, leading to the development of the popular God’s Big Story approach. Stage 1 of CSA’s Curriculum Project produced Connecting Learners with God’s Big Story (GBS), a curriculum philosophy and planning resource which has been enthusiastically received by many CSA schools throughout Australia. Stage 2 has focused on developing a set of ‘Train the Trainer’ modules and extending collaborative curriculum writing opportunities for schools.
The Curriculum Symposium: Training the Trainer
…is designed to equip both experienced and beginning curriculum specialists to roll out a Christian worldview approach to Curriculum in Christian schools. Those who may be new to God’s Big Story (GBS) will gain new perspectives on how to bring an authentic Biblical approach to programming in their schools. Curriculum leaders will be trained through a series of modules and provided with training materials to then train other teachers and leaders in their own schools. For those leaders who do not have a copy of God’s Big Story, a free copy may be downloaded from the Resources section of this page.
Christian Studies Program with Trinity Theological College
The first document will be a Christian Education program and a Service Learning Framework. CSA has partnered with Trinity College Queensland to develop a Christian Education Program and Service Learning Framework for use in CSA member schools. This resource may be:
- applied by schools as a form of audit tool against what their school is already doing;
- used to supplement materials already in use; or,
- adopted fully as the school’s Christian Education program.
This document is available in the Resources section of this page.