Reflective practice is an essential part of ministry as it invites us to carefully consider and thoughtfully respond to the people we serve and the things we do.
This subject provides an overview of the basic tools of theological reflection and their application to reflective practice, forming the foundation for critical inquiry into the practice of Christian ministry. Students will develop their skills in reflective practice through the exploration of issues associated with their ministry experience. The subject will assist students to develop the lifelong task of ensuring that tasks and activities are aligned with what really matters, in what has been called the integration of “soul’ with “role”.
Students will apply reflection in action cycles in their own fields of ministry and establish a personal template for their reflective practice in ministry.
This subject is offered through Charles Sturt University’s School of Theology. It is also our core subject in our postgraduate ministry studies courses. Successful subject completion of this subject is creditable towards a Graduate Certificate in Ministry, or a Master of Ministry for eligible applicants.
Are you a current student? Students currently doing their Bachelor of Theology, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies, or Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies may take this subject. Please contact our Course Director, Dr Bernard Doherty, for assistance.
Our course advisors are well placed to match your background and educational objectives to the course that would best suit your needs.
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Single Subject Study gives you the flexibility and the credit, without the commitment of a full degree. It’s a great way to dip your toe into a subject area and get a sense of what it’s like to study theology in an academic setting.
As a student, you get to access all subject materials and resources and gain access to CSU’s Interact2 learning environment – so you can study online from the comfort of your natural environment and work around your other life and work commitments.
Best of all, these subjects require no prerequisites, prior knowledge or experience. But if you do decide to commit to a related degree at the end of this subject study, our course advisor can help guide you through the application process and help get credit from your successful subject(s) towards your degree.
The subject is taught by a ‘live’ lecturer online and not an absent, pre-taped expert. All our lecturers are experienced and qualified in their area. You won’t be referred to a less qualified ‘tutor’.
Classes are live-streamed so you can engage in real-time with the lecturer and your classmates. This is especially important as theological study is best done in community. Can’t make that time? You can also access recordings of classes later through Interact2 .
Charles Sturt University’s online learning platform, Interact2, gives clear guidance, e-readings, teacher’s notes, and more.
This subject will also require students to complete assessments.
Sunday 21 November 2021
Content and tutoring support will also be available throughout the Summer Session.
The fee for this subject is $2,010.
This subject is offered through Charles Sturt University’s School of Theology. It is also our core subject in our postgraduate ministry studies courses.
Successful subject completion of this subject is creditable towards a Graduate Certificate in Ministry, or a Master of Ministry for eligible applicants.