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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate an understanding of Christian Spirituality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116726  Demonstrate an understanding of Christian Spirituality 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to people who are wish to explore the basics of Christian spirituality and formation.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • List various definitions of Christian spirituality.
  • Describe classical and contemporary expressions of Christian spirituality.
  • Identify personal aspects of spiritual experience and formation that need to be developed.
  • Engage in a process of personal spiritual formation through the practice of spiritual disciplines. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    List various definitions of Christian spirituality. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    To include at least 5 definitions of spirituality from different historical periods and Christian traditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of definitions of Christian spirituality are explained with reference to their specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key elements of each type of Christian spirituality are identified from examination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Essential similarities and differences. Of each type of Christian spirituality are explained by comparing them. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe classical and contemporary expressions of Christian spirituality. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Two classical and two contemporary expressions of Christian spirituality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Classical expressions of Christian spirituality are described from observation and personal experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contemporary expressions of Christian spirituality are described from observation and personal experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the various expressions of Christian spirituality on the personal growth and ministry of the learner is described from observation and personal experience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify personal aspects of spiritual experience and formation that need to be developed. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    It is expected that the learner will identify the areas needing development by reflecting upon their own faith journey within the context of a faith community and their own culture, and the basic concepts of Christian spirituality and formation contained in this Unit Standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner's own faith journey is described with reference to basic concepts of Christian spirituality and formation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learner's of own faith journey is described to depict both strengths and weaknesses of the journey. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal aspects of formation are identified with reference to specific activities and directions for future action. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Engage in a process of personal spiritual formation through the practice of spiritual disciplines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Engagement in practices of various spiritual disciplines are identified and described in an accountable way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which the disciplines are practised are identified from the purpose and established expression of each discipline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which practices are sustained are identified and explained with reference to real life experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which the practice of spiritual disciplines promotes an awareness of the essential link between consciousness of God and ways of living this out in daily life are identified and explained with reference to observation and personal experience. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the appropriate ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the appropriate ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.
  • Basic definitions of Christian spirituality, both classical and contemporary.
  • Basic knowledge of some spiritual traditions, (e.g. Desert "Fathers", Benedictine, Franciscan and Ignatian spirituality, various forms of Protestant spirituality - e.g. Pietist, Reformed, Wesleyan - and contemporary spiritualities - e.g. Eco-Feminist).
  • The concept and practical expression of a faith journey.
  • Christian formation (discipleship) of individuals within different contexts.
  • Spiritual disciplines (e.g. prayer, fasting, worship, fellowship, study, service etc.).
  • The link between spirituality and ethics. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: through evaluation and self-awareness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, and/or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements.
    Further definitions are:
  • Formation means spiritual growth or discipleship.
  • Spiritual disciplines include among other things, prayer, fasting, worship, fellowship, study and service. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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