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P9695 Issues in Children's Ministry

  • Unit Code & NameP9695 Issues in Children's Ministry
  • DescriptionThis graduate course unit provides students with an opportunity to focus, at an advanced level, on an area (the [Topic] of the unit) within a discipline or sub discipline that is not available elsewhere in the curriculum. The particular topic might include: an examination of contemporary themes or current issues in the discipline; exploration of developments in research and theory; a consideration of the implications of developments in research and theory to a broad range of issues of current concern to Christian life, ministry or theology; an opportunity to learn new theories and skills and to apply them in practical or simulated circumstances.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester3, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • DateSome live online tutorials may be scheduled - dates and times to be negotiated between students and the lecturer. The tutorials are optional.
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Christine Unicomb
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesReadings, online discussions, video clips
  • AssessmentsAssessments may include a student presentation, a book review, preparation of lesson materials
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    SCD Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the topic selected for consideration
    2. Critically analyse a range of primary and secondary literature dealing with the topic
    3. Critically evaluate the topic using the methodologies appropriate to the discipline
    4. Show advanced competence in practical skills and/or descriptive, critical and analytic skills with respect to the topic
    5. Perceptively apply the results of their study to enrich Christian life, ministry, or theology

    Booth College Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of children's ministry and it's place in the church
    2. Critically analyse the range of literature that discusses approaches to children's ministry
    3. Critically evaluate children's ministry taking into account developmental theories of child growth and development, learning styles and discipleship approaches
    4. Show advanced practical evaluative skills in assessing appropriate methodologies and approaches to children's ministry
    5. Apply learning from critical analyses and evaluation to ministry with children
  • Text BooksScottie, May, Beth Posterski, Catherine Stonehouse, and Linda Cannell. Children matter: celebrating their place in the church, family and community. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2005.