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From Place to Place: A Comparative Study of 5 Models of Workplace Formation at 2 Colleges on 1 Campus

Cronshaw, Darren J. and Menzies, Andrew (2014) From Place to Place: A Comparative Study of 5 Models of Workplace Formation at 2 Colleges on 1 Campus. In: Learning and teaching theology : some ways ahead, edited by Les Ball and Jim Harrison. Mosaic, Morning Star, Melbourne, pp. 217-228,. ISBN 9781925208191

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    Workplace or service learning is an important and growing context for teaching and learning theology. This is not just about providing unstructured off-campus “ministry experience” but placing and supervising students in a service context and inviting thoughtful reflection on what they experience and learn, integrated with their broader studies. As a linked series of case studies, this chapter analyses vocational/professional education in five courses based out of the two colleges housed at one campus in Mulgrave, Melbourne: Supervised Theological Field Education and Urban Neighbours of Hope internship in community development and urban mission, both at Stirling Theological College – University of Divinity; and Tabor College Victoria’s Teacher Education, Christian Counseling and Vocational Practice courses. We suggest possibilities for workplace learning that places learners in stretching workplace contexts as a means of apprenticeship, and consequently raise implications for integrated practical placements and learning-in-context pedagogy.

    Item Type: Book Chapters
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Theological education, work placement, service learning, transformative education, ministerial formation, appreciative inquiry
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Education Studies
    Ministry Studies
    D - Pastoral Studies
    D - Religious Education
    Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
    Depositing User: Rev Prof Darren John Cronshaw
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 12:20
    Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 15:07
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1757

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