Content

This is a practical unit in a supervised ministry context. This unit focuses on developing skills in teaching the Christian faith in a variety of situations in the ministry context with varying levels of understanding. The students observe, analyse and reflect on the content and practice of the education program of the parish and develop and enact a plan to teach either children, young people or adults in aspects of the Christian faith. The student has the opportunity to work co-operatively the supervisor and with leaders of the parish in the education program.

Unit Code: DP3623L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Practicum

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Lead and instruct young people and/or adults of the church in learning the faith

2.

Demonstrate a range of pastoral responses to inquiries about the Christian faith

3.

Identify and explain the teaching that is necessary to prepare a person for baptism

4.

Demonstrate foundational knowledge of what is involved in developing congregational leaders

5.

Demonstrate intermediate skills in teaching the Christian faith in a ministry context

Unit sequence

At least 36 points in Field D—Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (DP) Normally • DP1013L Introduction to Teaching for Ministry will be one of the units • the student fulfils a vocational requirement

Pedagogy

This is applied workplace learning informed by relevant literature, supervisory observation and mentoring, and student reflective integrative responses.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Project Report or Project Journal

A project report that supports the achievement of the learning outcomes for this practicum 5000 words equivalent 100%
Task 1 Design, present and reflect on a project or projects with a focus on teaching the faith. End of week 2 Task 2 Produce at least two lesson plans. Determined by the supervisor but normally by the mid-point of the semester Task 3 Provide an outline for a learning resource for congregational leaders Determined by the supervisor

100.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:45 +1100