lfilo2540  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

5 credits
45.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Main themes
This course takes today's main aspects of the teaching of philosophy into account. 
Should philosophizing be taught/learned or should philosophy be taught/learned? This question is at the heart of this course with as corollary the common elaboration of what deserves to be taught in philosophy and how to teach it. It goes without saying that this teaching is aimed at the last two years of secondary school. 
This course is an integral part of the disciplinary courses provided for candidates in Masters in Didactics and in Teacher Training where the question on the role philosophy should play in the students' school programme is underlying, possibly as a basis for a real interdisciplinarity or at least as a mediator. The main objective of all academic courses in the Master's degree in didactics and the teacher training programme is to highlight the role that philosophical thinking could play in the everyday life of each citizen.

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

1 At the end of the class, the student will be able to:
- devise, organize, evaluate and regulate teaching and learning activities for the philosophy courses
- analyze the overall organization of the teaching of philosophy as well as the programmes and their objectives in a critical way
- communicate a scientific knowledge in philosophy. Based on the previously acquired skills in the field of scientific study, the student has to be able to devise, present and analyze talks aimed at a targeted audience
At the end of the class, the student will have to have learned how to devise, organize and evaluate teaching activities and learning situations for the philosophy courses. He will have become able to carry out a scientific and methodological preparation of lessons to be given in his first teaching training period.
The student will also have perceived the status, the components and the stakes of the programmes. He will have achieved a critical reading of these and will have practiced devising original teaching lessons which are adapted to the different degrees of secondary school (development of the students' final skills).
The student will have to deal with a significant contribution to the didactics of philosophy in a scientific way. This research will be the subject of a written work and an oral talk in front of his peers. This talk will be submitted to a group evaluation.
Teaching methods
Type of teaching: the class will alternate between lectures and tutorials.
Evaluation methods
LFILO2540 will not be assessed in the September session
Other information
Support: didactical library of philosophy
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Teacher Training Certificate (upper secondary education) - Philosophy

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures