Content

This unit will address theological, liturgical, ethical and pastoral care issues associated with ministry with people with disabilities. Issues of inclusion in faith communities and community-based settings will be explored. Participants will also examine access (attitudes, friendship, legislation, rights, communications and architecture), to gain deeper understanding of resistance to inclusion. Scripture will be examined as a means of reflection on contemporary theological-pastoral issues pertaining to disability. The relationship between faith and healing, from both a personal and social perspective, and emerging theologies about disability will be explored. A site visit will be part of the unit.

Unit Code: DP3012P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Critically reflect on perspectives relating to theology and disability.

2.

Identify and describe issues relevant to effective pastoral care and ministry with people with disabilities.

3.

Articulate new learning which enhances the practice of pastoral care with people with disabilities.

4.

Facilitate dialogue and practical responses within faith settings and society.

5.

Develop a critical response to public policy on disability issues and integrate this with guidelines for pastoral practice.

Unit sequence

15 points in Field B, 15 points in Field C and 30 points in Field D.

Pedagogy

The subject will utilize a range of teaching methods: didactic, visiting presenters, personal perspectives, discussion groups, journal writing and reflection, a site visit, selected readings and audio-visual mediums. Students will form learning groups where there are shared areas of interest.

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Book review – 1000 words

1000 25.0
Journal

Reflective Journal - 1000 words

1000 25.0
Essay

Research essay – 2500 words

2500 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-17 07:51:25 +1000