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DP2/3/9164S

Supervised Theological Field Education (Part A)

This unit will provide a 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: Active and contemplative styles of ministry and reflection, the nature and cost of leadership and ministry, life-long learning and formation, finding voice – personal reflective capacities and culturally engaged theological reflection.  


Lecturer: Penny Martin 
Offered: Refer to Timetable

Undergraduate: Level 2 and 3
Postgraduate:
 Level 9 elective unit
Double unit over two semesters:
Part A (DP2/3/9164S) in Semester 1 & Part B (DP2/3/9264S) in Semester 2.

Discipline: DP Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies 

Prerequisites:

1) 2 units in Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies.
2) Students should normally have completed two years of full-time theological studies or equivalent (including Foundational Studies in BH, BN, CT and Field D). 

3) 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. 


Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

Undergraduate:

  1. Identify and illustrate the complexities of presenting cases in their ministries.
  2. Demonstrate the use of case study methodology in theological reflection and pastoral response.
  3. Critically evaluate a range of personal and cultural issues that shape formation and practice.
  4. Theologically, pastorally and personally reflect on the benefits of accountability, supervision, and self-evaluation in ministry and leadership.
  5. (Level 3) Demonstrate a growing awareness of current research as it relates to themes explored in case studies, input and discussion.

Postgraduate:

  1. Identify and illustrate the complexities of presenting cases in their ministries.
  2. Demonstrate the use of case study methodology in theological reflection and pastoral response.
  3. Critically evaluate a range of personal and cultural issues that shape formation and practice.
  4. Theologically, pastorally and personally reflect on the benefits of accountability, supervision, and self-evaluation in ministry and leadership.
  5. Demonstrate a growing awareness of current research as it relates to themes explored in case studies, input and discussion.
  6. Articulate and integrate current research with themes explored in case studies, input, and discussion.

Assessments:

Undergraduate Level 2:
Case Studies (2 x 1000 words) 40%
Essay (1500 words) 40%
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement, and reflection with supervisors and peers (equivalent 1000 words) 20%

Undergraduate Level 3:
Case Studies (2 x 1000 words) 40%
Essay (2000 words) 40%
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement, and reflection with supervisors and peers (equivalent 1000 words) 20%

Postgraduate:
Case Studies (2 x 1750 words) 40%
Essay (2500 words) 40%
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement, and reflection with supervisors (equivalent 1000 words) 20%


Select Bibliography:

*Recommended reading

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 theologyAldershotAshgate Publishing, 2006