why this course?
Understanding how individuals are formed - in intellect, personality, morally and in faith - as well as how they grow across the lifespan, helps pastors and Christian workers to effectively work with them.
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- Comprehend developmental themes throughout the lifespan and related prominent theories of developmental psychology
- interact with prominent themes and theories related to spiritual, faith, and moral development
- Consider issues of diversity and socio-economic status, and their impact on human development and ministry
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
- Develop a theological perspective of development psychology and discern its place in Christian formation and ministry
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of important developmental theories and concepts in human development
- Explain, evaluate and critique several developmental theories and critically evaluate their contributions to Christian education and counselling. (Cognitive Development (Piaget, Vygotsky, Perry, et al.), Psychosocial development (Erik Erikson, Marcia), Moral development (Kohlberg) & Faith development (Fowler)
- Reflect on factors that have influenced/shaped one’s own development
- Develop an awareness of the place of one’s development in practice of ministry
This course explores the relationship between developmental psychology and Christian maturity/formation. Students will critique various developmental psychological theories within a theoretical framework, and make application to Christian theology, discipleship, education and counselling.
- Lectures 13
- Quizzes 0
- Duration College Semester
- Skill level Level 200
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes