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This unit is a practical unit in a supervised ministry context. This unit offers the opportunity for the acquisition of skills for ministry in an intensive pastoral/ministry placement for the equivalent of 24 weeks. As such, it provides practical experience, reflection on that experience under supervision, and participative learning. The model proposed is action-reflection-integration, under supervision. Examples of such long-term pastoral placements include parish ministry, youth ministry and ministry to Indigenous persons.

Unit Code: DP3005C

Points: 36.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate advanced skills in pastoral interaction in terms of self-reflection and articulation of experience;

2.

Exhibit the capacity to work collaboratively with others in ministry, under supervision;

3.

Manifest the capacity to work through the unit paradigm of action-reflection-integration, under supervision;

4.

Complete ministry reports and ministry journals in such a way as to evidence appropriation of the paradigm;

5.

Compare and contrast a range of pastoral presence skills in relation to theoretical models and practical skills, particularly in diverse settings;

6.

Manifest the capacity to integrate scripture and theological texts into pastoral situations as the basis for ministry reflection.

Unit sequence

Two Field D units and DP2001C and DP2002C

Pedagogy

Field work/placement oriented Emphasis on action-reflection-integration model Regular face-to-face discussion with supervisor Assignment assessment tasks Experience in the field

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Verbatim Report

500-word reflective verbatim of diverse ministry situations

5.0
Verbatim Report

500-word reflective verbatim of diverse ministry situations

5.0
Verbatim Report

500-word reflective verbatim of diverse ministry situations

5.0
Essay

500-word reflective verbatim of diverse ministry situations

5.0
Journal

3000-word journal using action-reflection-integration approach, recording significant pastoral encounters as learning experiences, reviewed under supervision

30.0
Book Review

2000-word book review of an approved text on pastoral theology/theological reflection

20.0
Project Report or Project Journal

3000-word proposed pastoral ministry project such as establishing a youth group, sacramental preparation program, support group of some form, etc.

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-14 14:10:22 +1000