Jan Poorman Syllabus

Jan Poorman, Ph.D.                                                                                    127 Malloy Hall

Director of Formation and Field Education                                              Phone# 631-6493

Master of Divinity Program                                                                 Poorman.2@nd.edu

Department of Theology                                                                     Office Hours: 10-12

                                                                                                                               

Theological Integration/ Theo 60848

Echo/Faith Formation Leadership Program

Summer 2013, MTWTHF, 320 Malloy Hall

Course Description and Requirements

In Theological Integration, students pursue the integration of theological competence with pastoral skill in a developing identity as a lay ecclesial minister. The primary learning dynamic for the Theological Integration Seminar is dialogical and incorporates theological reflection on ministry experiences using a case study method originally designed for use by the Master of Divinity Program at the University of Notre Dame.  Because the primary work of Echo apprentices is catechetical, this course also allows students to explore assigned texts on topics pertaining to adult faith formation.

Each student is required to design and facilitate one case study during the seminar.  Students are required to work with the course professor for one hour in advance of their case study presentation to design the case using a narrative and six analytical lenses.  Students then present their case study to their peers and facilitate classroom conversation of approximately one hour. Once during the seminar, students are also required to give a synopsis of a text on adult faith formation and to lead the seminar utilizing pedagogies appropriate for adult transformative learning.   

Note:    After introductory sessions on July 8-10, the 2013 seminar includes one case study with facilitated theological reflection each day starting July 11.  Conversations with the professor begin July 10 and are subsequently held from 11:00-12:00 each class day in 127 Malloy Hall.  Case study conversations are during class from 12:30-1:30.  Conversations on assigned texts are from 1:45-3:00 each day.

All required readings are found in ND Box, Notre Dame’s open-source site that can be reached through Inside ND.  All readings can be used on-line or printed without cost or copyright infringement for student educational purposes.

 

Required Reading

July 11:               The New Evangelization

1:45-3:00          Disciples Called To Witness: The New Evangelization (USCCB, 2012)

July 12:               Guidelines for Adult Catechesis

1:45-3:00          Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community: Some Principles and Guidelines  (International Council for Catechesis, 1990)

July 15:               Pastoral Instruction on Adult Faith Formation

1:45-3:00          Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States (USCCB, 1999)

July 16:               Insights from Adult Education

1:45-3:00          “Transformative Learning: Insights from Adult Education” from Toward an Adult Church: A Vision of Faith Formation by Jane E. Regan (Loyola, 2002); pp. 73-105.

July 17:               Foundations of Catechesis as Ministry

1:45-3:00          “The Mystery as the Source of Ministry,” from The Prophetic Spirit of Catechesis: How We Share the Fire in Our Hearts, by Anne Marie Mongoven, O.P. (Paulist Press, 2000), pp. 13-34.

July 18:               Theology of Revelation and Catechesis      

1:45-3:00          “A Theology of Catechesis,” from The Prophetic Spirit of Catechesis: How We Share the Fire in Our Hearts; pp. 87-112.

July 19:               Symbolic Catechesis: Transforming Adults within Communities of Faith

1:45-3:00          “Symbolic Catechesis,” The Prophetic Spirit of Catechesis: How We Share the Fire in Our Hearts; pp. 117-144.

July 22:               Catechesis in Critique of Culture

1:45-3:00          “Catechesis as a Critique of Life and Culture,” The Prophetic Spirit of Catechesis: How We Share the Fire in Our Hearts; pp. 146-174.

July 23:               Methods of Using the Bible in Adult Faith Formation

1:45-3:00          “Hearing the Good News” and “Conversing with Scripture: A Pastoral/Theological Method of Hearing the Word” from Echoing God’s Word: Formation for Catechists and Homilists in a Catechumenal Church by James B. Dunning (Liturgy Training Publications, 1993), pp. 151-191

July 24:               Sacred Scripture and Symbolic Catechesis

1:45-3:00          “The Bible as a Symbol of Faith,” The Prophetic Spirit of Catechesis: How We Share the Fire in Our Hearts; pp. 176-201.

July 25:               The Transformative Power of Doctrine, Dogma, and Witness    

1:45-3:00          “The Church Symbols: Doctrine and Saints,” The Prophetic Spirit of Catechesis: How We Share the Fire in Our Hearts; pp. 205-234.

July 26:               Liturgical Catechesis and Adult Faith Formation

1:45-3:00          “Liturgical Symbols of Faith,” The Prophetic Spirit of Catechesis: How We Share the Fire in Our Hearts; pp. 237-269.