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, historical or ministry narrative of theological texts and/or movements, in order to understand 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. Describe in detail the main contextual features which relate to the field under study;
  2. Explain the connection between local historical, geographical and cultural features in the development of the particular narrative within the field under study;
  3. Review a topic within the field under study in terms of its local origin and influences;
  4. Reflect on the impact of the Field Work experience on their personal development within the field under study;
  5. Apply the insights gained from the Field Work  to a presentation or project depicting the connection between the location visited and the narrative within the field under study.
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