Field Education Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of 2014-2015

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1000 Level Courses
SAF1010YY  L0101

Spiritual Internship Year

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

The Spiritual Internship Year, in response to the challenges of contemporary pastoral ministry, provides an intense formational experience in which the sciences foundational for Christian life and ministry are appropriated via: classroom instruction (philosophy, catechesis, scripture, and theology), extensive reading of classic spiritual authors and the Documents of Vatican II, Ignatian spiritual direction [Annotation 19], retreat experiences, field placement, formation in communal living and instruction in essay writing skills. Teaching methods: Lectures, seminars, retreat experiences, field trips and placement. Means of evaluation: Participation, presentation and final exam.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: John Yake
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
3000 Level Courses
RGF3010HF  L0101

Theological Field Education

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This is the required theological and professional preparation for ministry two-credit course for the Master of Divinity Program. It is a 250 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity. Means of evaluation: Contextual analysis, case study, self-evaluation, and supervisor evaluation of the candidate. Pass/Fail.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYF3010HS  L0101

Theological Integration Seminar

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is based on the theological conviction that knowing the Triune God is inseparable from participating in a particular community and its practices participation which is the work of God's Holy Spirit. We will examine the purpose of congregational life in light of our own discipleship and calls to leadership in ministry. We will examine the purpose of building up congregations, discipleship making, worship, pastoral care and the pastoral offices of baptism (adult & children), weddings, and funerals. Short lectures, class discussion. Grading is based on class participation, short assignments, quizzes and a final paper. Students take this course in conjunction with their field education placement.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14;00 to 16:00
Instructors: Annette Brownlee
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAF3010HS  L0101

Theological Field Education

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An approved field placement with appropriate supervision and theological reflection seminars. Three reflection papers. 50% of the grade will be given on the basis of attendance and participation in the placement, seminar, and completed assigned theological reflections; 50% will be based on the pastoral growth of the student as reflected in the final written evaluations.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGF3010HS  L0101

Theological Field Education

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This is the required theological and professional preparation for ministry two-credit course for the Master of Divinity Program. It is a 250 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity. Means of evaluation: Contextual analysis, case study, self-evaluation, and supervisor evaluation of the candidate. Pass/Fail.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMF3010HF  L0101

Theological Reflection Seminar

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

After completion of Supervised Field Placement, students meet as peers to learn and practice a method of theological reflection on their pastoral practice. Focused on theological, cultural, and personal dimensions of students' ministry practice and their developing pastoral identity. Reading, pastoral situation analysis presentation, short weekly papers, synthesis essay and interview.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Prerequisites: SMP2600: Theology of Ministry and completion of Supervised Field Education Placement. This course is not for open registration, please contact our Student Services Officer by phone 416-926-7140 or email: usmctheology.registrar@utoronto.ca to register.
SMF3010YF  L0101

Theological Reflection Seminar

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

After completion of Supervised Field Placement, students meet as peers to learn and practice a method of theological reflection on their pastoral practice. Focused on theological, cultural, and personal dimensions of students' ministry practice and their developing pastoral identity. Reading, pastoral situation analysis presentation, short weekly papers, synthesis essay and interview.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Prerequisites: SMP2600: Theology of Ministry and completion of Supervised Field Education Placement This course is not for open registration, please contact our Student Services Officer by phone 416-926-7140 or email: usmctheology.registrar@utoronto.ca to register.
EMF3020YY  L0101

Contextual Education

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · 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: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
SAF3020YY  L0101

Parish Internship

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

One-year pastoral internship under the supervision of a Pastor. Monthly seminar, personal reflection, theological reflection and one presentation. 50% of the grade will be given on the basis of attendance and participation in the placement, seminar, and completed assigned theological reflections; 50% will be based on the pastoral growth of the student as reflected in the final written evaluations. Please see the Director of Parish Internship for more information.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
SAF3030HY  L0101

Field Education Praxis

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

An approved field placement with appropriate supervision and theological reflection seminar and three assignments. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 21
WYF3030HS  L0101

Parish Leadership and Ministry

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the practicalities of parish leadership and ministry, including leading worship, facilitating small group ministry, offering counsel, developing lay leadership, stewardship, visioning and planning, teaching, dealing with conflict, overseeing children and youth ministries. Weekly readings, class participation, ministry project proposal, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGF3040HS  L0101

Theological Reflection Seminar

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A required seminar for all candidates in the Master of Divinity Program. Its aim is to assist candidates as they prepare for priestly order and lay ministry.  It will provide candidates with the opportunity to reflect on previous ministry experience, identify personal strengths, and anticipated areas of growth for future ministry. Means of evaluation: Written reflection on previous ministry experience; Profiles of Ministry assessment tool; presentation on priestly order and lay ministry in a global church. Pass/Fail.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 22
SAF3050YY  L0101

Advanced Parish Internship/Itinerancy

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

One-year placement in a parish or mission under supervision; course is tailoured to individuals. Please see the Director of Parish Internship for more information.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
KNF3060HS  L0101

Practicum in Mission Partnership: Religion, Culture, and Global Christianity

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course is a field education practicum open only to Knox College students in the Master of Divinity program focused on the ecumenical church in its inter-cultural mission dimensions. Students will be prepared and debriefed during the course instruction before and after an inter-cultural exposure trip to Cuba which will take place during reading week.  Three Knox Faculty members will accompany the students and will serve as field education supervisors during the exposure trip.  This course will be a pass fail course and will be assessed by means of reflection papers, supervisor and student evaluations, and a final integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Charles James Fensham
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This courses is only open to Knox College MDiv Students in their second year.
EMF3130HF  L0101

Ministry Integration Seminar

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an opportunity for students to practice integrating their pastoral, practical experience (congregational leadership, supervised internship and/or site placement) with their more theoretical learnings from previous course work. With instructors, teaching assistants and classmates, each student will identify where their experience has helped them identify gaps in their preparation for ministry. Students will be encouraged to understand that the questions and feelings that present themselves at the intersection of what ministry asks of them and what they do not yet have to offer, are guides leading to new learning and growth. Attending to these feelings and questions is a life-long exercise. As part of a community of active learning, each student will be supported in identifying focused learning needs and developing pathways to address those needs. Using the perspective that every learner is a teacher, and every teacher is a learner, each student will make a class presentation and participate in collaborative communal education through group discussion and peer learning groups. Individual learning will be demonstrated in a variety of ways. Through these means, students will practice the integration of theoretical and practical theological activity that will further equip them to offer resilient, adaptive, vibrant leadership in ministry. Evaluation: class presentation, attendance, assignments, final paper.  Prerequisite: EMF 3020Y Contextual Education.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Janet L.R. Ross
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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