Chaplaincy

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 3
COURSE UNIT 364

UNIT DESCRIPTION

The unit involves 40 hours working in a supervised placement alongside an experienced chaplain. Students normally attend this placement on a weekly basis for (half) a semester, keeping a learning journal in which they reflect critically and theologically upon their experience within the placement. In addition to developing some specialist knowledge about the challenges facing various forms of chaplaincy, students are also expected to consider wider discussions about chaplaincy and its place within the ministry and mission of the Christian church. In addition to support from the placement supervisor, students normally receive up to 3 hours tutorial supervision from a member of the college’s teaching staff.

Optional for vocational and online pathways.

Aims

To enable students to explore, practically and theologically, the work of chaplaincy, and its place within the Church’s ministry today.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • discuss the theology undergirding various forms of sector ministry
Intellectual skills
  • identify key issues facing chaplains working in one particular sector
  • reflect theologically upon their experience in the chaplaincy placement
  • identify key resources for Christian reflection on issues relating to chaplaincy
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • relate to a variety of people a disciplined, professional manner
  • identify some practical implications of the placement for their ministry
  • manage their time effectively

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT

Formative:

  • Meetings with the supervisor
up to 3 hours n/a
Summative:
  • A reflective learning journal
  • An essay
  • A placement report

 2000 words
 2000 words

50%
50%
pass / fail
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Chaplaincy

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 3
Course Unit 364

Credits:

10

Level:

6

Hours of Learning:

100

Tutor:

Dr Christopher Voke

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