This subject provides a structure for candidates to work as reflective practitioners within the collaborative, pastorally oriented settings of Christian ministry. Outcomes of this subject are determined by the nature of the research projects being developed and are negotiated on an individual basis between students and supervisors. Projects are likely to be critical investigations of a particular approach to an identified pastoral issue in a nominated area of practice, undertaken to understand thoroughly its strengths and weaknesses. A detailed exploration of techniques relevant to the research topic is developed by candidates through reflection-in-action cycles in their own field of ministry.
School of Theology
Master of Ministry students only
MIN741 Equivalent Subject at Doctoral level
Topics will be negotiated with the student's supervisor on an individual basis. Suggested projects are: a critical investigation of a specific pastoral issue in a nominated area of practice, in order to understand thoroughly its strengths and weaknesses; a detailed exploration of a technique or techniques relevant to the research topic (for example a reflective practitioner study of styles of caring in pastoral visitation). It is expected that the work produced would include a study of trends and developments in outcomes-based evaluation procedures.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.