Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Understand and apply basic principles of interpreting Christian texts.
Interpret passages based on Biblical history.
Explain the relevance of Biblical books to the African context.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Explain the major developments in the history of the Christian faith.
Explain the history of the expansion of the Christian church historically and currently.
Evaluate the Biblical basis for various doctrinal positions.
Understand and explain the social, political and cultural events that have been significant in the historical expansion of Christianity and the implications of these for Southern Africa.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Demonstrate an understanding of people’s biases and how these contribute to discrimination and oppression.
>Range of biases includes but is not limited to: race, ethnicity, culture, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, social and economic status, political ideology and disability.
Explore and explain own personal values, beliefs and behaviours that may limit ability to practise effective social work with people of diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrate tolerance, empathy, and respect for people of other cultures.
Apply strategies to advocate for social, political, legal and economic justice for oppressed communities and individuals.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Analyse the socio-economic and political context of the community in the light of Christian reflection.
Understand and apply principles, methodologies and practical programmes that promote well-being of individuals and communities.
Apply the principles of empowerment through Christian faith.
Plan and lead children and youth programmes.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Present and communicate relevant information reliably and coherently.
Speak, write, listen and read clearly in all communication with individuals and communities.
Use a variety of teaching methods appropriate to the context.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
Understand and apply the methodologies of growth and change in spiritual development.
Explore and explain God’s movement in the life of the individual.
Establish helpful habits using spiritual disciplines.
Understand and apply the discipline of spiritual direction and the balance it can bring to individuals and communities.
Develop a philosophy of ministry which includes training others.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 7:
Explain and apply principles of planning, leading, organising, and controlling.
Apply principles of effective time management.
Apply principles of financial management.
Apply principles of conflict management.
Counsel in an appropriate and ethical manner.
All assessment is integrated. Learners are assessed on their knowledge of the basic content and theory as well as their ability to apply each to relevant contexts. Assessment takes the form of tasks in study material, written assignments, projects, case studies, group projects, fieldwork, and examinations.
In addition to course work, learners are required to participate in Work Integrated Learning (WIL). WIL is an integral practical part of the Diploma Course. The practical training may include the following:
Placement in church based programmes, projects, or initiatives.
Rotations in hospital/prison/hospice/school/community projects (e.g. HIV/AIDS projects, Poverty eradication projects, Community development projects).
Other opportunities within NGO’s/NPO’s/other agencies.