Content

This unit explores the historical and current interest in the spiritual life and the spiritual development of children. It examines links between Scripture, theological thought, spiritual and psychological development, neurobiology and ministry with children. The unit seeks to develop more informed ministries of protection and respect in pastoral care and religious education.

Unit Code: DS9030P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate an awareness of and informed critique of a range of views relating to the nurture and development of spirituality in children

2.

Reflect theologically on aspects of ministry in protection, respect and valuing of children through pastoral care and religious education

3.

Recognize, articulate and integrate within a practice framework the pastoral significance of love for the self, the other, the environment and the Divine as part of spirituality in the life of the child

4.

Reflect on and demonstrate an ability to integrate spiritual experiences in life from childhood to the present

5.

Critique and integrate, in reflection and practice, sound educational theory and theories of faith development

Unit sequence:

15 points in Field D

Pedagogy

Lecture, discussion, peer reviewed presentations, discussing readings, experiential workshops

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1,500 word tutorial report and oral presentation

25.0

1,500 word response to scripture

25.0

3,000 word essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-14 12:20:25 +1000