Religion: Contexts and Expressions Study of Religion for QLD Professor Peta Goldburg RSM FACE
A complete resource package engaging Queensland students in the new Study of Religion syllabus
Available April 2020 cambridge.edu.au/education
Why choose this series
At a glance Developed for the new Queensland syllabus, Religion: Contexts and Expressions is a complete resource package providing assessment preparation, engaging digital content, and vital teacher support to lead students to success.
Religion: Contexts and Expressions has been written by the principal author of Investigating Religion, Peta Goldburg, with activities and solutions developed by practising Study of Religion teachers. •
Students are well prepared for both their internal and external assessments through a host of questions and diverse activities that encourage students to move beyond the acquisition and repetition of facts and to develop a logical and critical approach to understanding the influence of religion.
Two contemporary ethical issues are explored in Unit 3, providing students with the basis from which to launch further investigations in preparation for the analytical essay required in the Summative Internal Assessment 2 (IA2): Investigation – inquiry response.
The Interactive Textbook brings the study of religion to life with video and audio content from a wide range of religious traditions to give students real insight beyond the religious texts.
The Teacher Resource Package is a valuable source of planning, classroom and assessment material, including additional activities with suggested responses that explore the topics in greater depth.
What else to expect
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Scaffolded activities throughout and at the end of each chapter have been prepared by practising teachers. The range of activities save teachers time in revision preparation and give students the opportunity to develop their writing skills in readiness for assessment. All activities are available as downloadable worksheets from the Interactive Textbook.
Clearly marked activities identify which aspects of the inquiry approach they cover - Forming, Finding, Analysing and Evaluating.
Chapter 1 provides a detailed overview of five world religions, giving context and a convenient reference point for the topics in each unit.
The highly visual student-friendly text caters for a range of learning styles and abilities as it logically covers and integrates syllabus topics.
Digital components The Interactive Textbook The online version of the student text delivers a host of interactive features to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Features include: •
Videos, audio recordings of selected texts and image galleries demonstrating traditions of World Religions
Downloadable worksheets for all activities available in the Print Textbook
Drag and drop interactive activities
Rollover glossary definitions
Links to external websites
Access to the downloadable version of the student text with note-taking and bookmarking enabled
The Interactive Textbook is available as a two-year calendar-year subscription and is accessed online through Cambridge GO using a unique 16-character code supplied on purchase. It may be activated up to five times in non-concurrent years at no additional cost. The Interactive Textbook is provided with the printed text, or is available for purchase separately as a digital-only option. cambridge.edu.au/go
The Teacher Resource Package
The Teacher Resource Package offers valuable time-saving, classroom and assessment support for teachers. Features include: •
Downloadable extension worksheets with sample responses to provide further depth for capable students
PowerPoint guides for writing short paragraph responses.
Suggested websites to provide teachers with additional resources
Downloadable teacher support materials are available for purchase separately as a unique 16-character code. Once purchased the resources can be downloaded through a Cambridge GO teacher account and stored on your school network for use by other teachers at the school. cambridge.edu.au/go
1.1 Judaism 1.2 Christianity 1.3 Islam 1.4 Hinduism 1.5 Buddhism 1.6 Australian Aboriginal spiritualities 1.7 Torres Strait Islander religion
Unit 1: Sacred texts and religious writings 2
3 Abrahamic traditions
Unit 2: Religion and ritual 4 Lifecycle rituals 5 Calendrical rituals
Unit 3: Religious ethics 6 Social ethics 7 Ethical relationships
Unit 4: Religion, rights and the nation-state 8 Religion and the nation-state 9 Religion and human rights Available April, 2020
Contents are subject to change prior to publication.
Author P e t a G o l d b u r g R S M FA C E Peta Goldburg RSM FACE, a leading educator in the field of Religious Education and Study of Religion, is Professor of Religious Education at Australian Catholic University. Peta has extensive experience in curriculum development and has chaired the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) Syllabus Committee for the Study of Religion in 2001 and in 2008. She was a member of the writing team for the new QCAA Study of Religion syllabus implemented in 2019. Peta works with teachers across Australia and she has published religion textbooks for students from Years 7 to 10, and for students in Years 11 and 12 completing Religion and Ethics as well as Study of Religion. Her expertise in religious education has been recognized nationally through various awards including a Carrick Australian Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and her appointment as a Fellow of the Australian College of Education. The activities provided throughout the book have been designed by Peta and a small team of respected educators: Ellen Bow, Anne Browning, Kathryn Dore, Kate Hall and Judy Harris.
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