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DA9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

  • Unit Code & NameDA9121B Supervised Theological Field Education
  • Cross CodeDP9121B
  • DescriptionThis is a full year unit. In this unit learning is achieved through deep engagement in approved placements and a theological action-reflection model of learning.

    Students will utilise this praxis learning method to synthesise their theological learning and placement practice, enabling holistic development. This will include consideration of how scripture, theology, tradition, culture and experience coalesce in their own experiences of ministry formation.

    This unit is predominantly delivered in non-classroom based settings.
  • FieldD - Theology: Mission and Ministry
  • DisciplineDA - Mission and Ministry
  • Unit Points48
  • LevelPostgraduate Elective
  • SemesterFull Year, 2019
  • Delivery ModePlacement
  • DateThis is a full year unit.

    Enrolment in this unit will require a suitable placement, approved by the unit coordinator, and the ability to complete at least 300 hours of activity in the placement context.

    Six personal supervision sessions (1 hour each) and twelve peer supervision sessions (2 hours each) are also required.
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Christine Unicomb
  • Prerequisites30 points from Field B and C
  • Assessments4 x class presentation of case studies/incident reports (1,250 words each - 2 each Semester) 5,000 words total - 40%
    2 x Learning agreement and learning achievement reports (one for each Semester) 3,500 words total - 30%
    1 x 3,500 word integrative essay - 30%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ongoing development in and critical analysis of a range of leadership, mission and ministry skills.
    2. Integrate their wider theological learning with reflection on their placement context.
    3. Critically engage in self-evaluation of their practice of ministry with their supervisor and peer group.
    4. Articulate and critically evaluate their developing operational theology.
    5. Utilise theological reflection skills to learn holistically from practical settings.
    6. Analyse and contrast two models of theological reflection.