Content

This unit provides a framework for reflection, action and learning in the ministry of supervision. It seeks to equip practicing pastors to work as supervisors for ordination candidates and ministers-in-formation. The theory and practice of supervision will be explored through group work and theoretical input. The distinctives of supervision alongside other mentoring, coaching and accountability processes will be considered. Theoretical input will address issues of goal setting, case studies and evaluation, developing feedback and intervention skills, ethics and duty of care, intercultural dynamics in supervision, along with an introduction to key psychological aspects including projection, transference and power in supervision.

Unit Code: DP9077W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of the frameworks and skills for pastoral supervisory practice;

2.

Critically consider the structure and theological basis for supervision for ordination candidates.

3.

Evaluate contexts and experiences of ministry and formation in terms of the ethical and duty of care principles, including the principles of evaluation and feedback in supervision;

4.

Critically examine the dynamics of power in the supervisory relationship and implement this understanding in providing a safe and ethical pastoral practice of supervision;

5.

Integrate their theological understanding with their supervision praxis

Unit sequence

Students will have successfully completed Supervised. Theological Field Education (DP9067 and DP9069) in an award. In addition, they will need to complete an application form and be interviewed and approved for acceptance into the program by the lecturer of Field Education.

Pedagogy

A combination of lectures, seminar papers and case study presentations will be used. Students will reflect upon ministry experiences, and examine documents that pertain to ethical supervisory practice. A combination of group work and triads will seek to apply the learning within the class context.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Case study 1000 Words

13.3

Case study 1000 Words

13.3

Case study 1000 Words

13.4

Essay 3000 words

40.0

Seminar Paper 2000 words

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-21 09:30:21 +1100