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: DP8014S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

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.

5.

Integrate reflective practice and demonstrate self-awareness in their vocational setting.

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

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Journal

500 word experiential journal summar

500
Journal

500 word experiential journal summary

500
Report

1000 word reading report and response

1000
Essay

2500 word integrative essay

2500
Essay

Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement with peers and reflection with mentors (equivalent 1500 words).

1500
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-19 15:30:00 +1000