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RELT6045

Advanced Studies in Pastoral Practice

20 Units

This course builds on the Transformative Pastoral Practice model. It involves participants in understanding ways in which culture, pastoral experience, personal perspective, 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
Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be expected 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.

Replacing Course(s) Not Applicable
Transition Not Applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Clinical
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Theological Reflection paper 1600 words (15%) Graduate Attributes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Mid-term and Final reflections 4000 words (30%) Graduate Attributes: 1,2,3,4,7,9
  • Presentations - Group - Pastoral reflections to the group on Ministry experience 45% (3300 words) Graduate Attributes:1,2,3,4,6,7,9 History of Placement & Networking in the Community (1000 words) 10% Attributes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Contact Hours
  • Clinical: for 110 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Student Projects: for 96 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Individual Supervision: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 74 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for RELT6045

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