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

Help children grow in Christian maturity 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116760  Help children grow in Christian maturity 
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  15 
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 interact or intend to interact with children in a non-professional role in a social context.
People credited with this Unit Standard are able to
  • Use the Bible to help children grow in Christian maturity.
  • Help children to sense God's love
  • Present a program that will help children grow in Christian maturity
  • Help children grow in Christian maturity in their daily life's
  • Help children to take part in the fellowship of Christians
  • Demonstrate understanding of helping children grow in Christian maturity 

  • 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 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard:
  • Christian maturity refers to a position where a person is in healthy relationships with God, self, other people and the environment. Growth in maturity is an on-going process.
  • Children are regarded as people before 14 years of age.
  • Children's workers are people, mostly adults, who are interacting with children with the purpose to enhance growth in various fields of their lives. This can be done in a professional or non-professional role.
  • Assessment for this Unit Standard is based on the assumption that the learner would have regular direct contact with children.

    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 
    Use the bible to help children grow in christian maturity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Children's familiar with the Bible is described with references to content covered. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Learn to know the books of the Bible, how to find chapters and verses, basic structure of the Bible, basic differences between various parts (poetry, stories, history, letters, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different Biblical genres are used effectively with children. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Genres include history, law, poetry, proverbs, prophesy, parables, letters, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques applied to help children memorise Scripture are explained with reference to learning theories and practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Children memorise smaller parts of Scripture. Techniques include repetition, visual aids, movement, associations, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A systematic way to read the Bible is shared with children 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The application of the Bible to children's lives is described with the use of examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Children's lives are the activities, relationships and situations in which children might typically be involved in a specific context.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Methods to identify central truths in Bible stories are described with reference to Scripture. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Central truth refers to a doctrine, principle or statement about God, humans and our relationship with God that is highlighted by the specific story or passage.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The significance of using the Bible to help children grow is explained using examples from personal experience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Help children respond to God's love. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways in which children are helped to sense God's love are identified from biblical sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which children are helped to worship God are identified and explained with reference to expressions of relationship with God. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which children are helped to overcome obstacles to experiencing God's love are identified with reference to external and internal hindrances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which children are helped to commit themselves to love God are identified with reference to decision-making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Ways in which children are helped to respond through a life of gratitude are identified with reference to internal responses, decision-making and implementation of decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The significance of children's response to God's love is explained with reference to spiritual growth. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Present programs that will help children grow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Programs are evaluated from observation and analysis for their effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different given programs that are presented to children are described and explained with reference to with references to approaches adopted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different new programs that are presented to children are described and explained in accordance with new approaches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    New programs that are prepared and presented are described and explained by making use of additional techniques and aids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effects of the program on children are described from observation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A series of programmes (curriculum) that is designed and presented is described with reference to given and new programmes 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Help children grow in christian living. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways in which children are helped to think in a Biblical way about life are identified from various sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which children are helped to make choices based on Christian values are identified from Biblical sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which children are helped to exercise responsibility are identified from observation and personal experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which children are involved in caring service are identified from personal experience and practice in own faith. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Ways in which children are helped to grow in Christian habits are identified with reference to Christian practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Help children to take part in the fellowship of Christians. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An active Christian fellowship is identified and described from observation and experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Activities in a Christian fellowship are described and evaluated by means of predetermined criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Activities include ways of greeting or welcoming one another, singing and music, preaching and discussions, prayers, rituals, etc. The description also includes the general atmosphere and the reactions of participants. Special attention is given to the way children are treated or involved in the meeting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Participation by children in fellowship groups is described from observation in own faith community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Participation includes activities such as singing, sharing, praying, caring, rituals, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The criteria for the evaluation of the nature and level of participation of children in a Christian fellowship are identified and described in terms of outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The nature and level of participation of children in a Christian fellowship including adults is evaluated using prescribed criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Measures to strengthen the involvement of children in Christian fellowship are applied 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The significance of Christian fellowship is explained with reference to the growth of children. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate understanding of growth in Christian maturity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Immaturity and maturity in different aspects of people's lives are described with reference to physical, emotional, relational and spiritual growth 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which children are helped to grow are described and evaluated, using examples from own observation and personal experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Growth in Christian maturity is explained in terms of examples and concepts from the Bible. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contemporary examples of growth in Christian maturity are described and evaluated with reference to people in the present or recent past. 


    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.

    List the knowledge addressed in the unit standard

    Aspects of Communication, including public address and listening skills

    Aspects of Observation and interpretation of data

    Understanding children

    Ability to make creative decisions

    Basic Hermeneutics

    Bible knowledge and basic theology 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: learners overcome obstacles and design curriculum 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: learners facilitate fellowship 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: learners facilitate systematic Bible reading 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: learners gather information on Christian fellowship, evaluate the nature and level of participation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: learners describe, explain, report, evaluate 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: learners use research instrument to evaluate the nature and value of participation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: learners respond to the world in the form of fellowship, an understanding of God's love, and Christian living 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: Learners respond to God's love;

    Evident in specific outcome:
    Help children to take part in the fellowship of Christians 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    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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