This unit on the spirituality of youth (teens through to young adults) introduces students to significant developments in youth spirituality research, and assists them to begin to formulate their own mature theological (christological, anthropological, soteriological and ecclesiological) and pastoral responses to the subjects of such.

The unit is suitable for, although not limited to, those seeking to develop skills for working with or among young people in churches, schools, and/or other community-based settings.

Unit Code: DP1010W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate a theological understanding of human personhood, spirituality and spiritual formation, particularly as these relate to youth


Identify and critically evaluate key factors influencing the content and expressions of youth spirituality


Critically appraise a variety of pastoral responses intended to assist young people develop and express their spirituality


Formulate a preferred approach to nurturing spirituality in young people


Lectures, seminars, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

750 Word Minor Essay

750 25.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

750 Tutorial Paper

250 25.0

2500 Major Essay

2500 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-07 14:25:13 +1100