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REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Explain and apply Gospel texts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116729  Explain and apply Gospel texts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to learners who wish to understand to the origins of the four New Testament Gospels, explain the distinctive contribution made by each Gospel writer to the Christian understanding of Jesus, and apply key Gospel texts to contemporary issues in the church and the world in a way that is relevant and contextual.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Outline the contents of the four New testament Gospels.
  • Describe the theories that address the Synoptic problem.
  • Compare the contribution of the different Gospel writers to our understanding of the person and teaching of Jesus.
  • Use basic tools of biblical exegesis to interpret Gospel texts for modern readers and to apply them to contemporary issues within the world and the Church. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard:
    to include
  • Origins of the biblical Gospels and the Synoptic problem.
  • The relationship between John and the Synoptics.
  • Use of key tools of biblical interpretation to apply the message and teaching of Jesus to contemporary issues within the Church and the world. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Outline the contents of the four New testament Gospels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major features of each gospel are identified and described according to generally accepted modern scholarship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The major features of the gospels are arranged in logical order. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the theories that address the Synoptic problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Synoptic problem is clearly explained with detailed reference to the Gospel texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Comparisons and evaluations are carried out in accordance with accepted methods of biblical criticism. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Compare the contribution of the different Gospel writers to our understanding of the person and teaching of Jesus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key texts within the Gospels are compared and their contributions to the Gospel writers' understanding of the person and teaching of Jesus are explained in accordance with accepted modern scholarship. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    To include references to each of the four Gospels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Texts dealing with both the person and the teaching of Jesus are explained with close reference to the relevant passages. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use basic methods of biblical exegesis to interpret Gospel texts for modern readers and to apply them to contemporary issues within the world and the Church. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    At least one contemporary issue is chosen and addressed. Examples of such an issue might be HIV/AIDS, abuse, corruption or poverty. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Gospel texts which are relevant to the issue chosen are correctly identified and their significance explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of the Gospel texts to the issue chosen is described according to recognised basic methods of biblical exegesis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    To include historical and literary methods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The context of the contemporary readers is explained with reference with reference to social, cultural, educational and economic contexts. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.
  • Knowledge of the contents of the four New Testament gospels.
  • Knowledge of basic methods of biblical interpretation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    This Unit Standard promotes, in particular, the following critical cross-field outcomes:
  • Show cultural awareness: by taking account of cultural differences in the formation of Gospel texts and in the understanding of those texts by different groups in the Church today. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: by application of the teaching of Jesus to contemporary issues in the Church and the world. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: through study of the Synoptic problem and its possible solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: through effective use of exegetical methods to interpret biblical texts in particular contemporary contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: by articulating the interaction between the learner's faith and contemporary issues within the learner's community and nation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:
  • Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


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