Content

In this unit students will examine a range of personal spiritual formation approaches that contribute to the deepening awareness of how an individual’s spiritual journey impacts their lived experience and engagement with the world. Students will be introduced to the concepts of spirituality and spiritual formation to set the context for the course. This will provide a basis for exploration of themes including spiritual direction, retreats, Sabbath, personality and spirituality and contemplative practices.

Unit Code: DS3031W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Explain how spirituality and spiritual formation relate to their personal lived experience

2.

Outline a history of spiritual writers who have influenced awareness of spiritual practices

3.

Critically describe personal experiences of spiritual direction and spiritual retreats

4.

Critically analyse the way in which personality impacts spiritual development

5.

Describe the spiritual practices that lay a foundation for spiritual growth and illustrate this from within different practices

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, group conversation (discussion), reflective practice

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Book review (1000 words)

1000 25.0
Report

Retreat field report (1000 words)

1000 25.0
Essay

Essay (3000 words)

3000 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-09 13:27:11 +1000