In this unit students will examine principles and approaches to learning that contribute to spiritual formation. The concepts of spirituality and spiritual formation are explored to set the context for how learning about particular aspects of ministry are facilitated according to formational principles. Students will explore themes including an examination of the core elements of formational learning, how these elements are applied within a range of learning contexts and the implications for practitioners in various fields of study.

Unit Code: DS9030W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate an understanding of spirituality and spiritual formation as they relate to formational learning experiences


Analyse different agendas for formational learning


Outline and illustrate the factors that enhance the learning of participants in spiritual formation programs


Critically assess the contribution of formators and participants to the formational learning process


Describe the key factors that generate safety without compromising the self-awareness and participants’ critical engagement with learning


Lectures, seminars, tutorials, group conversation, reflective practice


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Book review 1500 words

1500 25.0

Retreat field report 1500 words

1500 25.0

Essay (3000 words)

3000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-14 13:26:10 +1000