MS637.306 Intercultural Life, work and Field Education



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

In this unit, the student will spend either 3 weeks overseas or 120 hours living among the poor in a community setting. Practical field experience among the poor will help the student to appropriate important missiological principles of culture, interaction, identification and incarnation. It will also give the student a more realistic perspective of life among the poor, so that he/she can live and work more effectively with people in situations of poverty should they choose to do so in the future.

The unit is orientated towards direct practical experience among the poor. Emphasis is placed on learning from the host culture/community, community field workers, field supervisors and others who are in some way involved with that culture/community; and discovering the reality of ministry in such a context. Students will learn from observing, listening and talking with the people, and reflecting afterwards on what took place in the light of biblical and missiological principles.

The student is to take the role of a learner and to embrace an appropriate lifestyle while living within the community they are visiting/engaging. There will be opportunity for debriefing when they return to college. On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to assess and evaluate his/her ability to adapt and function in a ministry situation among the poor.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Independent/Flexible: Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Semester 1, 2020, and Semester 2, 2020

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.