Course ObjectiveThe student is able to:
(1) identify and present complex methodological, ethical, hermeneutical,
and practical challenges, related to the intended profession;
(2) develop a methodological, analytical, creative, and problem-solving
approach to these challenges;
(3) reflect critically on one’s own qualities as an academic
professional / academic researcher in handling these challenges;
(4) decide where to acquire knowledge and skills.
Course ContentThe master seminar is a module of the 1 year master and a
module of the research master’s second year. The module offers a
context in which the student shows and reflects upon his or her academic
and professional qualities in dealing with complex challenges the
student is confronted with during internship and thesis research.
Teaching MethodsRegularly small-group seminars, led by the subprogram’s coordinator,
where students discuss actual challenges of the intended profession,
formulated by the coordinator and/or the student, on the basis of his or
her experiences during the internship. In the first semester the
seminars will serve primarily to prepare for internship and thesis as
well as ensuring communication between coordinator and students. In the
second semester students will be expected to hand in descriptions and
evaluations of actual cases, derived from internship experiences and
research practices. These cases are discussed by fellow students and the
coordinator. Students in the Spiritual Care stream will also be engaged
in group supervision.
In addition, guest lectures are offered on topics relevant for the
future professional practice.
Method of AssessmentGrading will be based on a portfolio. Each subprogram will have its own
portfolio. Students will be informed about the portfolio during the
LiteratureLiterature will be announced by the subprogram´s coordinator.
Target AudienceMandatory for all students of the one-year master and of the Research
Master. No elective for other master students.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Religion and Theology|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. E. van Staalduine-Sulman|
|Examiner||prof. dr. E. van Staalduine-Sulman|
prof. dr. E. van Staalduine-Sulman
dr. E.C.T. de Jongh
prof. dr. P.B.A. Smit
prof. dr. F. Enns
prof. dr. M. Moyaert
dr. M. Klaver
prof. dr. E.V. Tolstoj
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