At the conclusion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Articulate an understanding of spirituality and spiritual formation as they relate to formational learning experiences;
- Analyse different agendas for formational learning:
- Outline and illustrate the factors that enhance the learning of participants in spiritual formation programs;
- Critically assess the contribution of formators and participants to the formational learning process; and
- Describe the key factors that generate safety without compromising the self-awareness and participants’ critical engagement with learning.
- Book review (1,500 words) (25%)
- Retreat field report (1,500 words) (25%)
- Essay (3,000 words) (50%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Bumpus, Mary Rose, and Rebecca Bradburn Langer. Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery. Harrisburg, Pa: Morehouse Pub, 2005.
- Greenleaf, R.K., Servant Leadership, New York: Paulist Press, 1977.
- Houck, L. E. Spiritual Formation: the Joy of the Journey. Bloomington, IN.: West Bow Press, 2015.
- Howard, E. B. The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2008.
- Johnson, Abigail. Shaping Spiritual Leaders: Supervision and Formation in Congregations. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2007.
- Leech, K. Spirituality and Pastoral Care. Eugene, Or.: Wipf & Stock, 2005.
- McEntee, R, and A. Bucko. The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living. Maryknoll, New York Orbis Books, 2015.
- Palmer, P. J. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey toward an Undivided Life: Welcoming the Soul and Weaving Community in a Wounded World. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
- ————. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2017.
- Senge, P., Scharmer, C. O., Jaworski, J., Flowers, B. S., Presence: Human purpose and the field of the future. London: Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2004.