In this unit learning is achieved through deep engagement in approved placements and a theological action-reflection model of learning. Students will utilise this praxis learning method to synthesise their theological learning and placement practice, enabling holistic development. This will include consideration of how scripture, theology, tradition, culture and experience coalesce in their own experiences of ministry formation. This unit is predominantly delivered in non-classroom based settings.

Unit Code: DP9121B

Points: 48.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate ongoing development in and critical analysis of a range of leadership, mission and ministry skills.


Integrate their wider theological learning with reflection on their placement context.


Critically engage in self-evaluation of their practice of ministry with their supervisor and peer group.


Articulate and critically evaluate their developing operational theology.


Utilise theological reflection skills to learn holistically from practical settings.


Analyse and contrast two models of theological reflection

Unit sequence

48 points from Field B and C


Learning is achieved through action-reflection on assigned placements, as well as individual and group supervision It is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis only


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

3,500 word integrative essay

3500 25.0
Oral Presentation

2 class presentations of case studies/incident reports (1,750 words each)

3500 25.0
Oral Presentation

2 class presentations of case studies/incident reports (1,750 words each)

3500 25.0

Two Learning agreement and learning achievement reports (one for each Semester) 3,500 words total

3500 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 09:26:37 +1100