This unit provides the opportunity for students to begin to develop an understanding of the process of learning through the life span and to develop skills in facilitating learning experiences for ministry contexts. Learning theory and what this indicates about good teaching practice will be considered. Opportunities to practise the strategies and instructional skills of good teaching will be provided.

Unit Code: DP1213L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Express a clear understanding of the teaching role of the pastor in the educational ministry of the church


Illustrate an understanding of learning and faith development stages


Demonstrate an array of instructional skills which respond to the realities of the teaching/learning context and which are appropriate to a given situation and the age and experience of the learners


Develop suitable learning outcomes for a specific parish or education context and choose content and structure learning experiences to lead towards these outcomes.

Unit sequence

Relationship to course: A level 1 unit in the BTheol or AdvDipTheolMin


Inquiry learning leading to the production of the collaborative task


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

The teaching role of an LCA congregational pastor

1000 20.0

Portfolio of individual and collaborative evidence of capacity to plan learning experiences and use effective instructional techniques appropriate to the cohort and learning goals. a teaching strategies

3000 words or equivalent

3000 80.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:26 +1100