This is a Supervised Theological Field Education (STFE) unit in which learning is achieved through deep engagement in approved ministry placements. This is a double unit completed over two semesters where students will reflect on experiences they have in ministry and seek to understand them in their social, psychological, cultural and theological meanings. A variety of theological models of reflection will be introduced to help synthesise theological learning and placement practice, enabling holistic development. Communally as well as individually, students will consider how scripture, tradition, culture and experience coalesce in their own experiences of ministry and leadership formation. Professional ministry standards including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people underpin this unit. STFE is predominantly delivered in non-classroom based settings.
Unit code: DP9121B (Approved)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Eva Burrows CollegeShow when this unit is running
Identify and examine key issues raised from ministry experiences through the presentation of case studies.
Reflect theologically on ministry practice and ministry context using models of theological reflection.
Critique the benefits of, and barriers to, accountability and self-evaluation in ministry.
Integrate theological reflection into personal leadership development and formation.
Critically analyse the core aspects of their emerging operational theology.
Demonstrate how an integrated understanding of child safeguarding and professional ministry standards helps mitigate risk for individuals and institutions.
UD Code of Conduct and Safeguarding module Prerequisites: 48 points from Field B and/ or Field C and 24 points from any Field (excluding practicum units)
Learning is achieved through action-reflection on assigned placements, as well as individual and group supervision.
360 engagement hours is made up of 288 hours placement, 12 hours individual supervision, 36 hours peer group/placement review and feedback, and 24 hours planning/prep/classroom.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Case Study - 3 Case Studies||7500||45.0|
|Essay - 2 Essays||5500||35.0|
|Essay - Reflective Essay||3000||20.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 16 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-16 10:23:09 +1000