Contextual Education

EMF3020YY  L0101
Offered in Fall 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This praxis course is requied for all MDiv, MRE, MPS and Diploma students. It combines, weekly, three hours of classroom teaching and seminar work with eight hours in a supervised contextual education site. Classroom and seminar work includes structured discussion and biblical/theological reflection on ministry practice. Intentional learning covenants in the site and in a class small group provide opportunity to connect, to challenge and to integrate theoretical learning and practice and to develop the art of giving and receiving critical feedback and evaluation. Evaluation is based on successful completion of 8 written critical reflections, 6 verbatims, class presentations and participation, self, peer and site educator evaluation reports. Evaluation: 80% attendance at classes, satisfactory onsite covenantal fulfillment, class participation and completion of all assignments is required to successfully complete this pass/fail course. Unsatisfactory assignments will be reviewed with the instructor to negotiate possible remedial work. Unsatisfactory attendance at class or at onsite placements can result in dismissal from the class. *Successful completion of Context and Ministry, EMP1601, is a pre-requisite for this course. Students must meet with the instructor by the middle of March to negotiate on appropriate learning site for the following September. Placements in social and institutional settings and rural and urban congregations are available.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits

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