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Religion and Society: Units 1 – 4 for VCE (Student Book with 4 Access Codes)

By | Copyright Year:2017 | ISBN-13: 9780170374224

Religion and Society: Units 1 – 4 for VCE provides complete coverage of the new VCE Religion and Society Study Design to be introduced in 2017. Written by experienced teachers and authors, this comprehensive yet visually rich student book addresses the key knowledge of the subject. The frequent activities through the book and the additional online resources, support students in the development of the key skills of the course, such as the ability to analyse, interpret and synthesise.

*Complimentary access to NelsonNet is available to teachers who use the accompanying student book as a core resource in their classroom. Contact your education consultant for access codes and conditions.
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Unit 1: The role of religion in society
1 Big questions and some big answers
2 Religion throughout time
3 Religion: The Australian experience

Unit 2: Religion and ethics
4 Thinking and deciding
5 Religious viewpoints
6 Engaging in ethical society

Unit 3: The search for meaning
7 Questions, answers and possibilities
8 Dynamic aspects
9 Rediscovering meaning

Unit 4: Religion, challenge and change
10 Meeting challenge
11 Stimulus, response, impact


Mary Tuohy (Lead Author) is Director of Religious Education and Faith Development at St Bede’s College. She is President of the RASNET and has played a key role in supporting VCE Religion and Society from the time of the subject’s introduction. Mary was previously a lead author of Religion and Ethics in a Pluralist Society.

Damien Green currently teaches VCE Religion and Society at The King David School. He has been an active member of RASNET and advocate of VCE Religion and Society.

Shayndel Samuel currently teaches religion and society at The King David School, is Treasurer of RASNET and was a member of the original writing team for VCE Religion and Society.

Christine Valladares teaches at Avila College, is a RASNET committee member and has been an active member of the VCE Society and Culture community for many years.


Fully revised to align with the new Religion and Society Study Design to be introduced in 2017

Authoritative and experienced author team

Engaging yet comprehensive treatment of key knowledge

Frequent activities in the book and the additional online resources address key skills

Updated statistics and case studies

Extensive glossary.