This unit will extend students awareness and use of the processes of field education and theological reflection. Through a supervised experience in a ministry context, students will establish learning goals appropriate to their learning stage and the context in which they are placed and demonstrate the capacity for self-directed learning in their approach to their learning and the supervisory process. The unit will focus on the development of competency in and appropriate use of ministry skills, including theological reflection on ministry experience and the intentional integration of theological study and ministry practice.

Unit Code: DP2906T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Practicum

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Create and evaluate goals in the context of a field placement


Document the learning which has resulted from the placement and their ministry experience


Demonstrate a critical understanding of the breadth of ministry skills required in the context in which the placement occurred


Articulate the impact of theological reflection on their practice of ministry


Reflect critically on the significance of the field placement for their spiritual and personal development and ministerial identity


Evaluate their developing skills in ministry practice and theological reflection through comparison with the placement undertaken for DP1906T

Unit sequence

DP1906T Supervised Theological Field Education


Students undertake a field placement in a ministry setting. Students negotiate and evaluate the field placement through a Supervised Theological Field Education Coordinator. The Coordinator will facilitate orientation and end of placement review seminars, and individual meetings with students throughout the placement. While on placement students attend regular meetings with an accredited Placement Supervisor and with a field committee as appropriate and engage in a peer group process for theological reflection.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Report 1,000 words

1000 30.0

Report 1,000 words

1000 30.0

Essay, including theological reflection, on a key aspect of the learning experience (2,500 words)

2500 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 23 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-14 13:02:00 +1000