lreli1210  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

2 credits
Methods of observation: An observation of 5 consecutive days in a professional environment for the training of the student. It will be chosen by the student in consultation with the program manager on the basis of a motivation letter. We can think of: teaching, parish, educational environment, health world, pastoral care, research world, press, communication, NGOs, associations, etc.
Credits: 3 credits for the entire proposed procedure.
o  To allow the student to immerse himself/herself in a professional environment and to interrogate the meaning and purpose of his/her studies in theology: 'Why am I a bachelor in theology and in view of what?'
o  To initiate a critical reflection, inscribed in a place of life, in order to initiate a questioning relative to theology: what does 'theology' mean today? How? For whom? Why?
o  To articulate theory and practice and, for some, to contribute to their final thesis of BAC.
o  To account for the elaboration of a reasoned personal thinking.
Targeted Skills:
·        To be able to observe a reality and to strive to understand it.
·        C.2. To master the documentary bases to develop a research in theology.
·        D.1. To draft a reflection on a theological question using different disciplines and methods in theology.
·        D 3. To distinguish between the theological analysis of an issue or situation and a common sense analysis.
·        E 3. To synthesize inputs from various sources to build a coherent argument.
o   Submission of the motivation letter: on 15 October for the year of BAC 2
o   The classroom observation will take place during a week chosen by the student during the period of leave or at the latest during the SMART week of the BAC 2-3.
o   The critical observation work will be submitted by 1 May.
Writing a critical observation work (10 pages maximum)
1.      The challenge of the internship observation: Why did I choose this place? With what questions, what expectations have I gone? (1 page)
2.      Presentation of the training place and its specificities (1 to 2 pages)
3.      Choice and development of a theological question in connection with the observation period (5 pages)
-       The question will be related to the course, allowing to articulate theoretical theological and practical reflection, with personal dimension. For example: suffering, illness (internship in hospital), education, listening (teaching), freedom, loss of freedom, exclusion (internship in prison), speech (communication), solidarity ...
-       It will be a simple question whose essential issue may be, first of all, its formulation: how can a 'real' confrontation allow us to pose, in an original way, a theological question?
-       The development of thought will seek more to open up, to refine a questioning than to attempt to answer it (articulation between reality and theology).
4.      Development of a bibliography allowing to enlarge the reflection (heuristic) (1 page)
-         It should meet the following question: if I had to pursue my research with regard to 'my question', which reference books, author-books, articles (including Anglo-Saxons) could enable me to go further?
-         It is, therefore, not a matter of drafting a bibliography of what was used for the drafting of point 3, but of showing an ability to construct a bibliography 'going to the point'.
5.      Synthesis (1 to 2 pages)
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in religious studies