The unit is designed to identify the main characteristics of Christian ministry in the context of schools and universities. The theology and methodology of Christian ministry will be explored in the context of educational institutions and contrasted with Christian ministry in other contexts.

Unit Code: DR9209T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Religious Education

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate awareness of and engagement with a range of understandings of educational chaplaincy.


Identify key theological features of educational chaplaincy in a defined chaplaincy context.


Articulate a coherent theology and methodology of ministry for educational settings.


Critically evaluate key elements of their own ministerial praxis in educational settings.

Unit sequence

At least one unit of study in biblical studies, ministry or education.


Online web resources, tutorial forums


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Personal and Professional Evaluation

Written theological evaluation of published understandings of chaplaincy (2,500 words)

2500 40.0

Research paper consisting of either a situational analysis (for those already in chaplaincy) or a critical literary analysis (for those not presently chaplains) of an aspect of chaplaincy in an educational setting (2,500 words)

2500 40.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

Tutorial reflection, equivalent to 1,000 words

1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-26 13:10:33 +1000