This unit introduces students to an action-reflection model of learning in a specific faith community placement. It includes a focus on the development of competency in ministry skills. Students will reflect on their engagement in a range of experiences in connection with the life, mission and ministry of a local faith community. This unit is predominantly delivered in non-classroom based settings.

Unit Code: DA8108B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate competence, and contextualised understanding of pastoral practice, in a range of leadership and ministry skills in relation to local faith communities.


Reflect critically on the placement and its contribution to the formation of their vocational identity.


Analyse and critically evaluate the factors affecting a local faith community in delivering holistic mission and ministry.


Identify and illustrate how their action-reflection skills enabled them to evaluate their own learning through contribution to, and practical engagement with, the placement.


Analyse and contrast two models of action-reflection learning.

Unit sequence

15 points from Field B, C or DM or equivalent


Learning is achieved through action-reflection on assigned placements, as well as individual and group supervision. It is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis only.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Case Study

1500 word case study/critical incident reflection

1500 25.0

1500 word learning agreement and learning achievement report

1500 25.0

3000 word integrative essay

3000 50.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-31 09:29:45 +1000