Content

This unit examines the theological, developmental and methodological resources for contextual children and families ministries across the spectrum of Australian church based, community based and para-church expressions. Addressing the theology, spirituality and sociology of the child in relation to family, church, faith, culture, technology, history and philosophical discourse, the unit develops critical skills for evaluating and designing robust, contextual processes for discipleship, pastoral care, safe practice, mission and leadership with children and their families.

Unit Code: DA1715S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline major frameworks of child theology, theologies of child, child spirituality and theology for children in religious education.

2.

Articulate the interaction between child development, theology, social discourse and learning paradigms.

3.

Describe ecclesiological, missional, religious education and discipleship structures and evaluate the place of child within these.

4.

Articulate best practice procedures regarding protective behaviours to safeguard the welfare of children, practitioners and the community.

5.

Articulate different methodologies in ministry with children and their families.

Pedagogy

12 online sessions for 3 hour student engagement

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Theology of Child literature review (1000 words)

25.0

‘World of the Child’ Observation Journal Reflections (2 x 500 words)

25.0

20 question short-answer quiz on duty of care issues and safe practice (500 words) (must pass)

10.0

Core Issues Essay (1500 words)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-29 12:37:12 +1000