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MINS409 Chaplaincy Studies (Advanced)

The practice of chaplaincy in diverse settings within contemporary New Zealand along with listening skills, theology of chaplaincy, and self-care.

With the decline in church attendance and the growing marginalisation of the church in Aotearoa/New Zealand, chaplains have a unique opportunity to provide care and bring a spiritual focus for people in crisis, transition, prison, workplaces, educational communities and other institutions. This paper will provide an overview of the role of the chaplain in a variety of settings. The "ministry of presence", the essential skill of listening and self care for chaplains will be discussed theologically and practically.

Paper title Chaplaincy Studies (Advanced)
Paper code MINS409
Subject Ministry
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,286.42
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Restriction
PAST 317
Limited to
BA(Hons), PGDipArts, PGCertChap, PGDipChap, MChap, BTheol(Hons), PGDipTheol, MTheol, PGDipMin, MMin
Notes
May not be credited together with PASX 206 or PASX 306 passed in 2010, 2012 or 2014
Course outline
View the course outline for MINS 409
Contact
lynne.baab@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Lynne Baab
Paper Structure
Topics:
  • Module 1: Introduction to Chaplaincy
  • Module 2: Listening Skills
  • Module 3: Theologies of Chaplaincy
  • Module 4: Models for Chaplaincy
  • Module 5: Physical and Emotional Self Care in Chaplaincy
  • Module 6: Spiritual Self Care in Chaplaincy
Assessment:
  • Two essays (2,200 words) - 25% each
  • One essay (2,700 words) - 35%
  • Online discussion - 15%
Teaching Arrangements
Five 1-hour audioconferences and one teaching day.
Textbooks
No textbook required - a course book has been developed for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper at 400 level will be able to
  1. Critically analyse the similarities and differences in the role of chaplain in diverse settings
  2. Describe and analyse the skills necessary for a chaplain and assess the challenges in gaining those skills, with particular emphasis on listening skills
  3. Articulate theological foundations for chaplaincy ministry and the skills related to those foundations, as well as the student's own theology or philosophy of chaplaincy
  4. Critically analyse the implications of a pluralistic culture for chaplains in the light of the student's own theological perspective
  5. Draw on the student's own knowledge of other disciplines and their implications for chaplains
  6. Articulate self-care challenges for chaplains that come from theological, emotional and physical issues and critically analyse one's own ability to address those challenges and develop a personal plan for addressing the challenges

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

The practice of chaplaincy in diverse settings within contemporary New Zealand along with listening skills, theology of chaplaincy, and self-care.

With the decline in church attendance and the growing marginalisation of the church in Aotearoa/New Zealand, chaplains have a unique opportunity to provide care and bring a spiritual focus for people in crisis, transition, prison, workplaces, educational communities and other institutions. This paper will provide an overview of the role of the chaplain in a variety of settings. The "ministry of presence", the essential skill of listening and self care for chaplains will be discussed theologically and practically.

Paper title Chaplaincy Studies (Advanced)
Paper code MINS409
Subject Ministry
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,312.10
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,352.87

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Restriction
PAST 317
Limited to
BA(Hons), PGDipArts, PGCertChap, PGDipChap, MChap, BTheol(Hons), PGDipTheol, MTheol, PGDipMin, MMin
Notes
May not be credited together with PASX 206 or PASX 306 passed in 2010, 2012 or 2014
Contact
paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Academic Liaison: Professor Paul Trebilco
Lecturer: to be advised
Paper Structure
Topics:
  • Module 1: Introduction to Chaplaincy
  • Module 2: Listening Skills
  • Module 3: Theologies of Chaplaincy
  • Module 4: Models for Chaplaincy
  • Module 5: Physical and Emotional Self Care in Chaplaincy
  • Module 6: Spiritual Self Care in Chaplaincy
Assessment:
  • Two essays (2,200 words) - 25% each
  • One essay (2,700 words) - 35%
  • Online discussion - 15%
Teaching Arrangements
Five 1-hour videoconferences and one teaching day.
Textbooks
No textbook required. A course book has been developed for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline for MINS 409
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper at 400-level will be able to
  1. Critically analyse the similarities and differences in the role of chaplain in diverse settings
  2. Describe and analyse the skills necessary for a chaplain and assess the challenges in gaining those skills, with particular emphasis on listening skills
  3. Articulate theological foundations for chaplaincy ministry and the skills related to those foundations, as well as the student's own theology or philosophy of chaplaincy
  4. Critically analyse the implications of a pluralistic culture for chaplains in the light of the student's own theological perspective
  5. Draw on the student's own knowledge of other disciplines and their implications for chaplains
  6. Articulate self-care challenges for chaplains that come from theological, emotional and physical issues and critically analyse one's own ability to address those challenges and develop a personal plan for addressing the challenges
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 15:00-20:50 11