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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Breakthrough Chinuch | Evaluated Learning Experience

Contextual Teaching and Learning in Jewish Education (EDU304)


50 hours (13 weeks). 

Breakthrough Chinuch, Monsey, NY and other approved instructional sites.

November 2018 - December 2023. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: explain principles of effective Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) practices and the theories upon which they were developed; examine these toward implementation of the CTL approach within the framework of Jewish Education; identify and describe the elements within Jewish history which serve as the context for the teaching and learning; experiment with activities and materials and examine their use to achieve set goals; and explain and analyze the benefits and long term significance of these practices for students in Jewish education. 


This course provides an innovative and stimulating method for teaching core Jewish principles through the unique blend of the ‘Al Pi Darko’ approach and the Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) philosophy. The course examines the principles of CTL and the application within the framework of Jewish Education, with the goal of providing students with meaningful and long-lasting Jewish knowledge and values. Prerequisite: Teaching experience or instructor approval.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Montessori Education or Jewish Education (11/18).