Content

This unit will enable students to articulate a theology of vocation as they engage with a range of biblical, theological and contextual resources. Students will also reflect upon experiential contexts in a posture of exploration, experiment and discernment regarding future purposeful vocation. Experiential contexts may include: work experience in fields of interest, areas of perceived passion / giftedness, volunteering to meet a community need. Key theological and formational issues will be explored e.g. discerning vocation, identity and character, goal setting, ethics and work, spiritual disciplines.

Unit Code: DP1014S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate self-learning goals and objectives to achieve these goals.

2.

Identify core aspects of their operational theology and spiritual identity through directed peer reflection.

3.

Critically evaluate a range of personal and theological perspectives on vocational motivation, giftedness and call.

4.

Articulate a theologically coherent understanding of vocation.

Pedagogy

Classroom lectures and experiential methodology in contexts. Students are required to engage in a number of experiential contexts which may include: work experience in fields of interest, areas of perceived passion / giftedness, volunteering to meet a community need. These experiences provide a framework for reflection, input and learning about calling and vocation. Meetings with mentors and peers also provide opportunity for theological reflection.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

500 word experiential journal summary Pass/Fail basis only – each piece of work must be completed to a satisfactory standard

500 word experiential journal summary Pass/Fail basis only – each piece of work must be completed to a satisfactory standard

1000 word reading report and response Pass/Fail basis only – each piece of work must be completed to a satisfactory standard

1000 word integrative essay Pass/Fail basis only – each piece of work must be completed to a satisfactory standard

Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement with peers and reflection with mentors (equivalent 1000 words). Pass/Fail basis only – each piece of work must be completed to a satisfactory standard

Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 28 Jul, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-11 10:39:26 +1000