Content

The unit begins with consideration of the place and importance of spirituality in its various forms within educational leadership, then moves to a focus on Christian spirituality (concentrating on the Lutheran tradition) within its past and present context. The focus then shifts to the place of Christian spirituality in the lives of school leaders, its application to the leadership role, and spiritual disciplines which support that. The final focus embraces the spiritual dimension of school life and leaders’ roles within that. This dimension includes corporate and individual worship and prayer and extends to service as practice of spirituality.

Unit Code: DS9101L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Compare and contrast different understandings of spirituality and their practices

2.

Evaluate the importance and role of spirituality in Christian educational leadership

3.

Reflect critically on their own spirituality and the spiritual dimension of the school using a Christian model

4.

Design strategies for enhancement of the spiritual dimensions of school life and school leadership roles

Unit sequence

DA9001L Leadership for a Christian Context or equivalent leadership theory unit

Pedagogy

Online engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums and asynchronous discussion with lecturer.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Forum

Guided contributions to discussion forum on spiritual practice in educational leadership 1200 words equivalent

20.0
Essay

Vision statement for spiritual leadership in a school 1400 words

30.0
Essay

Proposal for a strategy document for the enhancement of spiritual dimensions of school life and school leadership roles

Essay

Strategy document for the enhancement of spiritual dimensions of school life and school leadership roles 3400 words equivalent

50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:56 +1100