EM069-912 - Intercultural Dynamics of Multicultural Ministry
2,400 Standard Tuition Fee
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
Demonstrates Specialised knowledge and understanding of, and research principles and methods used in, investigating intercultural dynamics when people from multiple cultures interact together in ministry situations.
B. Be able to
1. Evaluate Specialised methods and issues in the investigation of intercultural dynamics in multicultural ministry. 2. Integrate diverse scholarship, personal experience and research-derived perspectives in investigating the challenges of intercultural dynamics in multicultural ministry. 3. Research a multicultural ministry context using demographic data and ethnographic methods. 4. Present independent Research-Driven perspectives on the challenges of intercultural interactions in multicultural contexts.
C. Be in a position to
Applying research-based perspectives and skills from “Intercultural dynamics of multicultural ministry” to multicultural ministry practice throughout the world.
Anthropological and sociological perspectives on belonging, identity and the interaction between groups Biblical, theological and different cultural perspectives on unity and community Models and conceptualisations of multiculturalism Majority and minority power dynamics and issues Ethnographic research methods and the ethics of human research Specific features of intercultural dynamics in various contexts of multicultural interaction (e.g. multicultural missionary teams, multicultural churches, church planting in multicultural cities, working with multiple cultures in a missions situation) Building a safe common space in multicultural ministry contexts Cross-cultural training for people from different cultures who are working together Leadership and decision-making in multicultural groups
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