Growing faith and faith communities is a central question and concern for the Church as it confronts the complexity of its contemporary contexts, where engaging with those it seeks to form goes far beyond the Sunday School and the pulpit. From godly play with small children to pastoral care in aged care settings, being able to communicate the Word of God in varied contexts is central to supporting the growth of flourishing faith communities that can adapt to changing contexts.
In this unit, students will engage with the principles and skills of learning of and teaching the faith through a contemporary and dynamic understanding of Christian education. The learning is kept contextually relevant through practice-based experiential learning.
Unit code: DA2001Z
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Mission and Ministry
Proposing College: St Francis CollegeShow when this unit is running
Articulate conceptual links between faith formation, formation of faith communities and pastoral care, demonstrated in ministry practice.
Demonstrate engagement with educational practices in faith formation across the human lifespan.
Demonstrate greater conceptual depth of understanding of roles liturgy, sacraments and communication of the Word plays in effective personal faith formation and faith formation of communities.
Demonstrate familiarity and agility with using advanced theological reflection frameworks.
This unit requires two undergraduate foundation units in Mission and Ministry.
This unit fosters a collaborative peer learning environment in which students are encouraged to engage in constructivist and experiential approaches to learning. It will facilitate the development of reflective practice to support the integration of learning.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Forum - Participation||
Participation in forum discussion.
|Project Report or Project Journal - Project||
Formation/Christian Education Project Plan and Report.
|Portfolio - Portfolio||
Written Portfolio and Oral Presentation
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 18 Nov, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-11-18 17:53:18 +1100