This STFE unit assists students to learn the art of reflective practice by creating the environment for targeted reflective process based in a ministry placement of a minimum 96 hours. It is supported by class time and/or other forms of formal learning which includes pastoral supervision and deliberation on the exercise of professional ministry standards in relation to the care and safeguarding of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. Opportunities for reflection may include but are not limited to mentoring, peer group review, case studies, workplace guidance and personal writing.
Unit code: DP3032L
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this unit is running
Develop and evaluate ministry goals
Assess ministry disposition and skills required for contextual ministry practice
Reflect theologically on the contribution of ministry engagement to spiritual and personal development, and awareness of personal readiness for vocation
Integrate understanding of Child Safeguarding and Professional Ministry Standards
Course relationship: A Supervised Theological Field Education (STFE) unit in both the Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry. Enrolment would normally be in the final three semesters of the degree.
Prerequisites: 18 points in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (DP)
Co-requisites: Prior to commencement of placement, completion of a learning module on the University code of conduct and/or safeguarding processes including children and vulnerable persons, as required by the LCA, UCSA or other relevant church or professional bodies.
This STFE learning is informed by relevant literature, Workplace Director observation and supervision, and student reflective integrative responses.
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Formulate learning goals and evaluation criteria for the placement
An evaluation of the ministry dispositions, skills and ethical standards required in the placement context
A theological reflection on the contribution of the placement to readiness for ministry
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The evaluation will include a record of the placement hours and feedback from the workplace director and the pastoral supervisor, as well as the student’s evaluation of their progress towards their placement learning goals.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 7 Sep, 2023
Unit record last updated: 2023-09-07 15:37:42 +1000