Content

This unit provides the student with biblical and theological foundations for working with children. The place of children in the life, mission and ministry of the church will be explored. The unit will look at discipleship as a paradigm for working with children. Developmental stages, learning styles, faith development, cultural contexts and duty of care are also explored.

Unit Code: DM3703B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate biblical and theological foundations for working with children.

2.

Discuss the place of children within the life, mission and ministry of the church.

3.

Critically reflect on discipleship as one paradigm for working with children.

4.

Design and evaluate resources for mission and ministry with children that reflect an understanding of developmental stages and duty of care.

5.

Develop a framework to evaluate approaches to children’s ministry.

Pedagogy

Lectures, readings, videos, discussions, online forums

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

1,000 word critical book review

1000 25.0
Oral Presentation

Class presentation 15 minutes (equivalent to 1,000 words)

1000 25.0
Essay

3,000 word preparation and evaluation of resources

3000 50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-06 11:42:23 +1000