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DP2/3/9264S

Supervised Theological Field Education (Part B)

Double subject over two semesters – Students who enrol in this unit will need to enrol in Part A (DP2/3/9164S) in first semester and Part B (DP2/3/9264S) in second semester

Second or third level unit for undergraduates
Elective unit for postgraduates

Content: This unit extends the reflective practices and skills in theological reflection acquired in Supervised Theological Field Education (Part A). Students will further build their framework for reflection, input and learning in leadership and ministry. It takes a specific context and focuses on how theology, scripture, faith and identity impact on a student’s formation for ministry and leadership. Students will engage in critical reflection through case study presentations and peer reflection. A variety of relevant topics will be explored such as: Life-long learning and formation, life-journaling for reflection and transformation (looking back and looking forward).

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

Undergraduate

  • Identify and illustrate the complexities of presenting cases in their ministries
  • Demonstrate the use of case study methodology in theological reflection and pastoral response
  • Evaluate a range of personal and cultural issues that shape formation and practice
  • Theologically, pastorally and personally reflect on the benefits of accountability, supervision and self-evaluation in ministry and leadership
  • (third level) demonstrate a developed awareness of current research as it relates to themes explored in case studies, input and discussion..

Postgraduate

  • Identify and illustrate the complexities of presenting cases in their ministries
  • Demonstrate the use of case study methodology in theological reflection and pastoral response
  • Critically evaluate a range of personal and cultural issues that shape formation and practice
  • Theologically, pastorally and personally reflect on the benefits of accountability, supervision and self-evaluation in ministry and leadership
  • Demonstrate a sophisticated integration and evaluation of current research with regard to themes explored in case studies, input and discussion.

Pre-requisites:

Students should normally have completed two years of full time theological studies or equivalent (including Foundational Studies in BH, BN, CT and Field D).  It is also a prerequisite that students have completed 36 points in Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies.
Undergraduate students who enrol in this unit must enrol in Part A (DP2/3164S) in first semester and Part B (DP2/3264S) in second semester.
Undergraduate students who have successfully completed DP2160S Exploring Ministry through Case Studies, must enrol at Third Level (DP3164S).
Students are required to be engaged in a pastoral placement, approved by the Director of Field Education, for a minimum of sixteen hours per week for at least 16 weeks.

Offered: in second semester semester 2020

Faculty: Penny Martin and Andrew Menzies

Pedagogy: Lecture input and case studies. Students are required to engage with a number of supervision protocols and evaluation tasks outside of class. These protocols and tasks provide a framework for reflection, input and learning in ministry which is the focus of this unit. Meetings with a supervisor and peers also provide a context for theological reflection on ministry

Assessment:

Level 2
2 x 1000 word case studies          40%
1 x 1500 word essay       40%
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement and reflection with supervisors and peers (equivalent 1000 words).      20%

Level 3
2 x 1000 word case studies          40%
1 x 2000 word essay       40%
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement and reflection with supervisors and peers (equivalent 1000 words).      20 %

Postgraduate
2 x 1500 word case studies          40%
1 x 2000 word essay       40%
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement and reflection with supervisors and peers (equivalent 1000 words).      20%

Select Bibliography:

Brown, Judy, A Leaders Guide to Reflective Practice, Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing, 2008.
Floding, M (Ed), A Theological Field Education Toolkit, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
Floding, M (Ed), Welcome to Theological Field Education. Herndon, VA: The Alban Institute, 2011.
Kinast, R L Making faith-sense: Theological Reflection in everyday life. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1999
Kincaid, William, B., Finding Voice. How Theological Field Education Shapes Pastoral Identity, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2012.
Lartey, E. Pastoral theology in an intercultural world, Peterborough: Epworth Press, 2006
McAlpin, K Ministry That Transforms. A contemplative Process of Theological Reflection. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press 2009.
Palmer, Parker J Let your life speak: Listening to the voice of Vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
Pattison, S. The challenge of practical theology: Selected essays, London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007.
Paver, John E Theological Reflection and education for ministry: The search for integration in theology. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2006.