Field Work

This unit provides students with the opportunity to spend a significant period of time in one or more remote locations relevant to the biblical, theological or historical narrative of theological texts and/or movements, in order to appreciate more fully the impact of such locations on the interpretation of those narratives.

This unit is generic and can be applied to any discipline or sub discipline.  Generic “teaching” units contribute to flexibility in teaching practice through innovations and increase student engagement in learning. It allows lecturers to respond to student initiatives, to the latest developments in the disciplines, and to the availability of leaders in the field. These units provide an opportunity through lectures, seminars, guided research, or other means to engage students with ground breaking research, creative initiatives, and stimulating variations from the standard curriculum.

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Can be offered in any discipline or sub discipline

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify key contextual features which have contributed to the field under study;
  2. Explain the significance of selected local historical, geographical or cultural features in promoting or limiting the particular narrative within the field under study;
  3. Analyse the development of a specific topic within the field under study in terms of its distinctive local origin and development;
  4. Reflect on the value of the immersion experience for enhancing their personal development and approach to ministry with reference to the field under study;
  5. Produce a presentation depicting the connection between living in the location visited and the narrative within the field under study.
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