RELT6045

Advanced Studies in Pastoral Practice

20 Units

This course builds on the Transformative Pastoral Practice model. It involves participants understanding ways in which culture, pastoral experience, personal perspective, and values and assumptions affect their pastoral care responses to issues in a chosen specialised pastoral context.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how practical theology is a wider dimension of theological discourse;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of theories of personal and social transformation relevant to pastoral practice;
  3. Examine how urban and rural contexts affect and evoke patterns of institutional and personal response;
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of the range of theological understandings of issues that emerge within the practice of ministry;
  5. Demonstrate a well developed understanding of theories of personal and social transformation relevant to pastoral practice;
  6. Evaluate the way in which urban and rural contexts affect and evoke patterns of institutional and personal response;
  7. Research and analyse appropriate pastoral care responses to contextual urban and rural issues;
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological, sociological, cultural and political influences affecting persons in the urban environment.
Content

Themes will include:

  • Theories of personal and social transformation;
  • Critique of local and global issues in relation to pastoral context;
  • Research of social and historical contexts of ministry setting;
  • Ministerial skills, including networking;
  • Peer and individual supervision;
  • Awareness of personal perspective in doing theological reflection on ministry experience;
  • Ethical dimensions of pastoral practice.
Requisites
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6045. Students who have successfully completed THEO6045 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6045.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Theological Reflection Paper
  • Written Assignment: Mid-term and Final reflections
  • Presentation: Group Presentation - Pastoral reflections to the group on Ministry experience
  • Presentation: Group Presentation - History of Placement & Networking in the Community
Contact Hours
  • Clinical: for 110 hour(s) per Term
  • Individual Supervision: for 6 hour(s) per Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 74 hour(s) per Term
  • Workshop: for 96 hour(s) per Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for RELT6045
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