BBI-TAITE Units

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

Units

2020 Availability

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.

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Experience Journal (20%)
  • Research Submission (40%)
  • Integration Paper (40%)
2020 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.

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.

Teaching methods

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

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (30%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Essay (20%)
  • Major Essay (30%)
2020 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.

Teaching methods

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

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (30%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Project (20%)
  • Major Essay (30%)
2020 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.

Teaching methods

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

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (30%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Project (20%)
  • Major Essay (30%)
2020 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.

Teaching methods

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

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (30%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Project (20%)
  • Major Essay (30%)
2020 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.

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.

Teaching methods

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

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (20%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Project (30%)
  • Major Essay (30%)
2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

LEAD903

Leader as Explorer, Guide and Meaning-maker

Unit overview and content

In this unit, students engage in an in depth study of the concept of worldview and how it aligns with the study of hermeneutics, that is, the manner in which people and communities make sense of their experience. Students will utilise this methodology to analyse private and public worldviews, including the worldview of the Australian culture. Finally, they will study how it is that faith intersects with culture and how leaders within faith communities can respond.

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.

Teaching methods

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

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (20%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Project (30%)
  • Major Essay (30%)
2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

LEAD904

Leadership and Justice

Unit overview and content

In this unit, students explore at an advanced level different conceptions of justice from theological traditions and how they relate to areas of leadership. Founded on a close analysis of Biblical understandings of justice, students explore the areas of justice in ministry, dialogue and relationship, relationship to the created world, reconciliation, justice and peace and moral vision and religious leadership.

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.

Teaching methods

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

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (20%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Project (30%)
  • Major Essay (30%)
2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

LEAD905

Capstone Project in Leadership and Theology

Unit overview and content

This capstone project provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their attainment of the requisite course outcomes for the Master of Leadership and Theology course by synthesising the knowledge they have attained throughout their studies with the advanced research and presentation skills that they have developed in a research or research/application project of their own choosing. Furthermore, the capstone project is designed to enable students to make the transition between study and further learning and/or professional practice by providing an opportunity to draw conclusions and make professional decisions as a basis for ongoing investigation as well as intellectual and/or professional development. In this unit, students will work with their unit coordinator to initiate, plan, justify, and complete a substantial project to fulfil these goals.

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.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; one-to-one supervision.

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Oral Presentation to a non-academic audience (20%)
  • Final Research Paper (80%)
2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3

LEAD906

Stirring the Soul – Formation of Catholic Educators and Leaders

Unit overview and content

This unit provides an in depth study of the formational responsibilities of those who lead in Christian ministries.  Focussing on the meaning, content and processes of formation, and also on the formational responsibilities of a leader, it examines insights drawn from the Christian faith tradition. Context, community and the needs of the leader, as well as issues concerning adult spirituality in Christian faith settings, are also addressed. In addition, the unit explores the notion of contemporary Christian mission and the implications of this for formation. It outlines the contours of a new approach to formation.

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.

Teaching methods

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

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (20%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Project (30%)
  • Major Essay (30%)
2020 Availability
T1
T2
T3