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

Explore key Christian concepts in African context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116763  Explore key Christian concepts in African context 
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  10 
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 interpret and apply the key doctrines of the Christian faith contextually.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Describe key Christian concepts in a specific socio-cultural context
  • Show how Christian belief may be contextualised
  • Show how Christian practice may be inculturated 

  • 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:
  • The broad range of doctrines accepted by the Christian Church generally and historically, as well as specifically and contextually
  • 'The Church' as local congregations, denominations and as a world body
  • The personal and devotional life of the Christian believer
  • The communitarian life of the Christian believer
  • 'The world' as local communities, national entities and the whole world at large.
  • African context in two senses: the local context of the learner, and the continental experience 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe key Christian concepts in a specific socio-cultural context. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Concepts includes doctrines but also theological issues e.g. relation between scripture and tradition, or the place of healing in the church. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Links between the formal expressions of the concepts are described with reference to ways in which they are embodied in the specific context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The link between a denominational position on the inspiration of scripture and ways in which scripture has been used wrongly to justify apartheid; or between the doctrine of creation and the issue of land rights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which the context impacts on the church's understanding and use of particular concepts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The way in which the church understands the doctrine of salvation in a context of poverty
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Show how Christian belief may be contextualised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evidence is given of redefinition of the selected concepts through use of cultural symbols, markers or practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two concepts e.g. doctrine of the Church, issue of women's ministry.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A demonstration is given of how the redefined concepts may be applied in context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Same as for 2.1 e.g. liberative transformation of church structures; the development of women's ministry as a human rights issue
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Show how Christian practice may be inculturated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evidence is given of reconstruction of the selected practices through use of cultural symbols, markers or practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least two practices, which must be different from the concepts selected in 2.1 e.g. Eucharistic practice; burial of the dead.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A practical demonstration is given of how the reconstructed practices may be used in a local church or community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    One of the two practices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration must be reported back accurately and critiqued. 


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

    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 
  • A wide, though introductory, knowledge of the scope of the Christian Church's doctrines and beliefs
  • Knowledge of the doctrines of the learner's own faith community 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: by showing how Christian doctrines interact with real life contexts, both for individuals and in society 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: by using study skills 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: by collecting data and preparing presentations 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: through applying Christian understandings to personal and communal situations
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of the local community: by suggesting ways in which the church can be involved in ameliorating situations faced by local communities 

    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
    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: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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