Seminar on the research methodology of French as a first language

lrom2318  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar on the research methodology of French as a first language
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
15.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
The students registered for the didactic finality or for the teaching certificate can follow as from the first year.

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Strenghtening of one teaching area of French as first language and set up of a scientific methodology suited to the research in the area in question.
15 hours of seminar, with groups of 15 to 20 students.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 To learn how to integrate oneself in a process of research of didactic for French by trying out tools and methods related to a specific issue of the teaching of French.
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
The seminar introduces the main principles and methods of research into teaching French, particularly the analysis of teaching methods and the effect they have on pupils. On this basis, students will discover and compare different examples of research already undertaken and try out for themselves a research measure relating to activities for teaching learners reading writing, speaking, language or literature.
Teaching methods
Working in groups of 10 to 15 students supported by the professor.
Research activities in very small groups will alternated with exchanges in the entire group.
Evaluation methods
An essay of 15 pages. Instructions and evaluation criteria given at the end of the seminar.
Other information
Teaching materials : A list of bibliography suggestions and stimulating documents will be handed out at each session.
Online resources
https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=10421
Bibliography
DUFAYS J.-L., «  Quelle(s) méthodologie(s) pour les recherches en didactique de la littérature ?  Esquisse de typologie et réflexions exploratoires », in  Enjeux, 51-52, 2001, pp. 7-29.
DUFAYS J.-L., « De la discipline déclarée à la discipline apprise : un an d'observation de deux enseignantes de français et de leurs élèves en classe de 5e secondaire », in Erick FALARDEAU, Carole FISHER, Claude SIMARD (dir.), La didactique du français. Les voies actuelles de la recherche,  Québec, Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 2007, pp. 63-82.
REUTER Y. (dir.), COHEN-AZRIA C., DAUNAY B., DELCAMBRE I. & LAHANIER-REUTER D., Dictionnaire des concepts fondamentaux des didactiques, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2007.
SCHNEUWLY B. & THÉVENAZ-CHRISTEN (dir.), Analyse des objets enseignés. Le cas du français, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2006.
 
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General