Content

This unit will introduce students to the basic processes of field education and theological reflection. Through a supervised experience in a ministry context, students will be guided in establishing learning goals appropriate to the context in which they are placed and to their learning style, encouraging a capacity for self-directed learning. Attention will be given to the development of foundational skills in ministry and in theological reflection on ministry experience, and to the integration of theological study and ministry practice.

Unit Code: DP1906T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Practicum

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Create and evaluate goals in the context of a field placement

2.

Document the learning which has resulted from the placement and their ministry experience

3.

Demonstrate a basic understanding of the key ministry skills required in the context in which the placement occurred

4.

Articulate the role of theological reflection in the practice of ministry

5.

Reflect critically on the contribution of the field placement to their spiritual and personal development and ministerial identity.

Unit sequence

Prerequisites and Co-requisites: Completion of at least one unit of theological study, or concurrent enrolment in at least one unit of theological study.

Pedagogy

Students undertake a field placement in a ministry setting. Students negotiate and evaluate the field placement through a Supervised Theological Field Education Coordinator. The Coordinator will facilitate orientation and end of placement review seminars, and individual meetings with students throughout the placement. While on placement students attend regular meetings with an accredited Placement Supervisor and with a field committee as appropriate and engage in a peer group process for theological reflection.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Report

Report (end-placement)

30.0
Report

Report (mid-placement)

30.0
Essay

Essay, including theological reflection, on a key aspect of the learning experience (2,000 words)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 23 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-12 09:53:15 +1000