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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Outline the history of Christian ikonography, identify various ikons and explain their significance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116746  Outline the history of Christian ikonography, identify various ikons and explain their significance 
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 people who want to appreciate the use of ikons in Christian worship, teach others about ikonography, or paint ikons.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Outline the history of Christian ikonography
  • Describe the various styles and methods of ikonography
  • Explain the theological meaning of ikons 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Outline the history of Christian ikonography. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The history of ikonography is accurately described with reference to various sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different views of the nature and value of ikons are described and explained with reference to specific ikons. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the various styles and methods of ikonography. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes mosaic, fresco, tempera on board. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methods and materials pertaining to iconography are accurately described according to preserved records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preparation of the materials is described, and different methods are compared with reference to the media and their use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The difference between ikons and other forms of Christian art is explained with reference to techniques and periods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the theological meaning of ikons. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Sources include ancient and modern writings, and especially the records of the 2nd council of Nicaea. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The theological meaning of ikons in general is described and discussed by relating them to their symbolism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The history of the iconoclastic controversy is described with reference to debates throughout the history of Christianity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Particular ikons are identified and described in detail. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to, Christ Pantokrator, Ikons of the Theotokos, ikons of the major feasts: Nativity, Pascha, Pentecost, Transfiguration, ikons of six saints.
     


    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.
  • Understanding the use of visual communication
  • Knowledge of the use of ikons in the learner's faith community 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    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: by accessing records and relating findings to current interpretations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: by understanding ikons as a form of visual communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: by seeing how Christian ikons express such an understanding of the world and interpret the symbolism. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: by identifying with the symbolism of the ikons. 

    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. Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:

    Ikon: A two-dimensional picture depicting Christ, his mother, events in the life of Christ or of Christians saints, and theological themes, as used in Christian worship. 

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


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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