This unit explores concepts of developmental theory and selected theological works linking pastoral theory and pastoral practice. It introduces some theories of psychosocial development across the lifespan, and explores how we reach an under-standing of the self within personal, familial, social and cultural contexts.
Unit code: DP8001Y (Approved)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Yarra Theological UnionShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate an understanding of some selected approaches to human development.
Compare and contrast some theological and psychological positions on human develop-ment and a theology of the self.
Analyse some key notions of the self within different social and cultural contexts.
Critically examine the place of human development theory and a theological under-standing of the self, within pastoral practice.
Formulate a pastoral practice strategy that links human developmental, and theological understandings of the self.
Critically evaluate how these linked understandings can apply in complex and challenging pastoral situations.
Face to Face or online: lecture format
Foundations for Pastoral Practice
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Assessment Task 1: An essay evaluating a human development theory.
Assessment Task 2: An essay critically examining a cultural understanding of the self.
Assessment Task 3: An essay that critically investigates human development theory and theological under-standing on the self in relation to pastoral practice.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 23 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-23 18:25:48 +1000