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Ministerial formation of theological students through distance education

Show simple item record Naidoo, Marilyn 2015-07-03T10:39:15Z 2015-07-03T10:39:15Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Naidoo, M., 2012, ‘Ministerial formation of theological students through distance education’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 68(2), Art. #1225, 8 pages, http:// v68i2.1225 en
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050
dc.description.abstract Ministerial formation is a multifaceted activity involving critical thinking, the acquisition of knowledge, skills development, religious identity formation and the development of ministerial and spiritual maturity expected of church ministers. Education is not merely the accumulation of a prescribed set of academic credits but includes the holistic formation of all aspects of the individual. However, theological educators are concerned about the capacity to foster such values and skills in the distance and electronic environment. Some see distance education as ‘distancing’ the students in more significant ways than simply geographic distance. These issues are of fundamental importance for they reflect the deeper convictions of theologians that distance education may not be a suitable medium for ministerial formation. This article creates a conceptual map of the theological and pedagogical challenges for ministerial formation and highlights how the possibility of formation is being carried out in the distance-learning environment. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Oasis Open Journal en
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 South Africa *
dc.rights © 2012. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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dc.title Ministerial formation of theological students through distance education en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en

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