Field Work

This postgraduate unit provides students with the opportunity to spend a significant period of time in one or more remote locations relevant to the biblical, theological, historical or ministry narrative of theological texts and/or movements, in order to appreciate and communicate 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. Analyse key contextual features which have contributed to the field under study;
  2. Assess the relative importance of various local historical, geographical or cultural features in terms of their positive or negative contribution to the particular narrative within the field under study;
  3. Critically analyse a specific topic within the field under study in terms of its local origin and its subsequent broader development;
  4. Reflect on the impact of the travel experience on their personal development and theological and/or ministry understanding within the field under study;
  5. Produce a presentation depicting the connection between the location visited and the narrative within the field under study, with a focus on an application to contemporary theological understanding and/or practice.
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