BBI-TAITE Units

All Directed studies, Capstone Units and IMER900 will be offered in all trimesters as required by students.

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Units

2022 Availability

THEO986

Women Doctors of the Church: Fresh Wisdom from Ancient Teachers and Leaders

Unit overview and content

This unit studies each of the four women Doctors of the Church – Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila and Thérèse of Lisieux. It considers their significance in their particular historical contexts, their theological insights and the relevance of these insights in the twenty-first century.  The unit also explores the contributions these women can make to discussions about the role of women as teachers and leaders in the contemporary Church.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures.
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Lecturer

Dr Michelle Jones

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

THEO989

Independent Directed Study (Spirituality)

Unit overview and content

This unit provides the opportunity for specialised study in a particular discipline under the tutelage and guidance of a specialist in the field. It seeks to further the learning experience of the student by engaging in issues aligned with a particular area within mission and culture in a specialised area of interest to the student.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least 10 hour per week of directed study, including reading, research, consultation with tutor and writing up of assessment tasks.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

THEO997

Living as Christians on Indigenous Land

Unit overview and content

This unit of study is designed to engage students in a conversation about the ways in which Christian Second Peoples live on Indigenous land. It seeks a critical understanding of the rights and dignity of First Peoples who may also be Christian. After 60,000 years of occupation Australia’s First Peoples found themselves invaded and dispossessed by British colonial power. What does this mean for the way Christian Second Peoples live in this land and forge their identity as a people of Christian faith? This is not an Indigenous Studies Unit.

Study hours

11 hours per week for 11 week semester, comprised of:

At least one hour per week for online lectures.
At least four hours per week of reading.
At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Lecturer

Rev Dr. Chris Budden

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

THEO999

Independent Directed Study (Contemporary Issues in Theology)

Unit overview and content

This unit provides the opportunity for specialised study in a particular discipline under the tutelage and guidance of a specialist in the field. It seeks to further the learning experience of the student by engaging in issues aligned with a particular area within contemporary issues in theology in a specialised area of interest to the student.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least 10 hour per week of directed study, including reading, research, consultation with tutor and writing up of assessment tasks.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

IMER900

Immersion Experience Critical Reflection

Unit overview and content

This unit provides students with the opportunity to critically reflect on an approved immersion experience that they have undertaken (such as a pilgrimage, study tour, or volunteer work) under the guidance of an expert in the relevant discipline area (such as theology, biblical studies, leadership, religious education, or governance and canon law). The precise focus of the unit will be determined through discussion between the student and the relevant expert. The generic focus of the unit will be on students utilising their experience as a foundation for critical reflection in dialogue with substantial research, following the assessment schedule prescribed below.

Study hours    

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • 9 hours per week of independent study.
  • 12 hours (approximately) across the semester of guided study in dialogue with the supervisor.

Teaching methods

Guided reading; independent research.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

LEAD800

Leadership: Scriptural and Theological Foundations

Unit overview and content

This unit offers students an opportunity to explore the power and relevance of Theology and Scripture to influence leadership as it is exercised both in public and faith-based settings. Students will be introduced to traditional and contemporary methods of discernment that can empower them to be wise and ethical decision-makers, who take appropriate action that is respectful of the human experience and inspired by faith and spirituality. Students will engage in a number of exercises that will apply their Theological and Scriptural Studies to real life leadership challenges.

Unit content includes:

    • Threshold Concepts
    • “Doing Theology”
    • Method In “Doing Theology”
    • Doing Theology, Theological Reflection Methods
    • “Doing Theology”, “Befriending” A Theological Tradition
    • Scripture as Resource in Leadership
    • Old Testament Insights on Leadership
    • New Testament Portrayals of Leadership
    • The Pauline Heritage
    • The Petrine Heritage & The Heritage of Matthew’s Gospel
    • The Leadership Heritage of the Johannine Communities

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of

  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least seven hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Lecturer

tba

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

LEAD801

Leadership: Mission, Identity and Community

Unit overview and content

This unit builds on the skills and knowledge developed in THEO800 and LEAD800 to cultivate in students a specialised understanding of the intersections between leadership, mission, identity and community. Students analyse how it is that these areas are related to the knowledge and skills they have developed previously to explore themes of church and mission; mission and theology; leading faith communities; and mission and identity.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Lecturer

Mr Jim Quillinan

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

LEAD900

Advanced Studies in Leadership for the 21st Century: Models of Leadership

Unit overview and content

In this unit, students will study, at an advanced level, contemporary theories of leadership and their intersections with the discipline of theology. Students will analyse a number of professional and religious contexts for leadership, and will develop their skills in selecting and applying appropriate models of leadership in these contexts.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Lecturer

tba

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

LEAD901

Pluralism and Cultural Leadership

Unit overview and content

In this unit, students will study in depth the current context for religious leadership, with a particular focus on pluralism. Students will utilise various analytic skills to engage with a number of historical ways of knowing within cultures, including classicist perspectives, modern perspectives, and post-modern perspectives. Students will be introduced to the theological concept of inculturation and the new challenges this poses in religious leadership. Drawing from this knowledge, students will explore what leadership looks like in the current context in a number of areas.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Lecturer

Dr Angelo Belmonte

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3

LEAD902

Leading Self, Leading Others

Unit overview and content

In this unit, students will draw on current scholarship in Leadership and Theology to develop their skills to reflect on, and critically analyse, the intersections between self-leadership and leadership of others. Students will study the inner life of leaders, spirituality of leadership, leadership and difference, and  leadership and development of teams. The unit provides opportunities for personal reflection and for praxis in their own professional contexts as well as opportunities to strengthen skills in ethical decision-making related to Leadership.

Unit content includes:

    • Perspectives on the Self Who Leads
    • Christian Perspectives on the Self as Human
    • The Self in Relation to God
    • Gifts – Ministry – Mission
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • The Virtue of Resilience
    • Leading Self and Others in Faith-based Learning Communities
    • The Leader, the Holy Spirit and Discernment
    • Spiritual Leadership and the Learning Organization
    • Leadership from Within – Perspectives on Formation
    • Human Development: Psychology and Spirituality in Conversation

Study hours    

11 hours per week for 11 week semester, comprised of

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least four hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Lecturer

tba

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.

2022 Availability
T1
T2
T3