Lecturer: Rev Dr Peter Bentley
This unit examines principles and approaches to learning that contribute to spiritual formation. The concepts of spirituality and spiritual formation are explored to set the context for how learning about particular aspects of ministry are facilitated according to formational principles.
The themes covered in the course include an examination of the core elements of formational learning, how these elements are applied within a range of learning contexts and the implications for practitioners in various fields of study.
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At the conclusion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to demonstrate evidence of personal engagement with, and integration of, concepts relating to spiritual formation by:
- Articulating an understanding of spirituality and spiritual formation as they relate to formational learning experiences
- Developing a critical understanding of three sets of agendas for formational learning
a. Informing and performing
b. Deforming and reforming
c. Conforming and transforming
- Outlining and illustrating the factors that enhance the learning of participants in spiritual formation programs.
- Critically assessing the contribution of formators and participants to the formational learning process.
- Describing the key factors that generate safety without compromising the self-awareness and participants’ critical engagement with learning.
2021 Course Details
UD code: DS9030W
Dates: Thursdays, 9.30am to 1.30pm
- 7 October to 25 November 2021
In 2021, this unit will be offered by Zoom only.
Class size (minimum and maximum number of students) is designed to facilitate optimal participation.
More information from the Whitley website.
2021 Enrolment and Costs
Enrolment for academic credit:
This unit may count towards a postgraduate award through Whitley College, a teaching college of the University of Divinity.
Costs are as per University of Divinity fees schedule for 2021 (postgraduate single unit).
Eligible* students enrolling for academic credit may defer the payment of fees through the FEE-HELP loan scheme.
(*Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa.)
If you already a student with the University of Divinity, contact the registrar at your own Home College to arrange enrolment.
There is also the option of auditing this unit, at a reduced cost.
Fees for auditing for 2021 ($1,305) are payable in full to Whitley College at the time of registering as an audit participant.
Participants who audit the unit are encouraged to complete the written tasks to gain full benefit.
NB: If you choose to register as an audit participant, no academic credit can be claimed for the unit, either at the time of enrolling or retrospectively.
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