The unit begins with consideration of the place and importance of spirituality in its various forms within educational leadership, then moves to a focus on Christian spirituality (concentrating on the Lutheran tradition) within its past and present context. The focus then shifts to the place of Christian spirituality in the lives of school leaders, its application to the leadership role, and spiritual disciplines which support that. The final focus embraces the spiritual dimension of school life and leaders’ roles within that. This dimension includes corporate and individual worship and prayer and extends to service as practice of spirituality.
Compare and contrast different understandings of spirituality and their practices
Evaluate the importance and role of spirituality in Christian educational leadership
Reflect critically on their own spirituality and the spiritual dimension of the school using a Christian model
Design strategies for enhancement of the spiritual dimensions of school life and school leadership roles
Prerequisites: DA9001L Leadership for a Christian Context or equivalent leadership theory unit
Online engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums and asynchronous discussion with lecturer.
Guided contributions to discussion forum on spiritual practice in educational leadership 1200 words equivalent
Vision statement for spiritual leadership in a school 1400 words
Proposal for a strategy document for the enhancement of spiritual dimensions of school life and school leadership roles
Strategy document for the enhancement of spiritual dimensions of school life and school leadership roles 3400 words equivalent
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2020-01-14 15:46:49 +1100