Content

This unit will assist students to explore, identify and focus their personal sense of vocation within the Christian tradition. Various practices of vocational discernment (individual and communal) will be critically engaged and applied within the student’s own context. Theological reflection and participation in intentional practices of discernment will support this process. Students will also develop and engage in practices that assist others in the discernment and exploration of vocation.

Unit Code: DS2012W

Points: 36.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Actively participate in historic Christian practices of discernment; prayer, meditation, reading and direction

2.

Utilize models of theological reflection that integrate theory, experience and practice;

3.

Formulate an individually appropriate model for vocational decision-making reflective of an encounter with the wisdom and direction of God

4.

Critically reflect upon their own developing sense of calling/vocation and its integration into everyday realities

5.

Critically evaluate historic Christian practices of discernment

6.

Develop and describe discernment strategies to guide others toward vocational clarity in individual and communal settings

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: DS1/2011W Discerning Personal Vocation

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Research Essay (1500 Words)

20.0

Vocational Portfolio (4000 Words)

40.0

Tutorial Paper (1000)

20.0

Journal/Reflection Report 400 words

5.0

Journal/Reflection Report 400 words

5.0

Journal/Reflection Report 400 words

5.0

Journal/Reflection Report 400 words

5.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-06 14:56:14 +1000