Advanced Studies in Contextualisation
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010
This course has been designed to provide a thorough understanding of Practical Theology, its academic and practical sides, and how it best can be carried out to meet the needs of people today in very different contexts.
Upon completion of this course students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how practical theology is a wider dimension of theological discourse.
2. Demonstrate the skills of reflection as practical theologians.
3. Examine how a theologian's views are shaped by context.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of differing contexts and their theologies out of which to do practical theology
5. Examine pastoral care in contexts including feminist, ecological, liberation, justice and political.
Themes will include: The broader meaning of practical theology; Essential relationship between academic and practical theology; Differing contexts in contemporary society; Social, cultural, political and religious factors today; and serving communities of faith.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 143 hour(s) per Term for Full Term