Stages d'enseignement en mathématique (en ce compris le séminaire d'intégration des stages)

lmat2310  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Stages d'enseignement en mathématique (en ce compris le séminaire d'intégration des stages)
7.00 credits
45.0 h + 10.0 h
Q1 and Q2
This teaching unit consists primarily of student teaching internships in upper secondary mathematics classes. This teaching internship experience is supplemented by hours of observation in classes, hours of individual support for a high school student in difficulty, and a seminar on integrating internships, the purpose of which is both to equip the student for the internship and to help him or her take a step back from his or her practice.
The subject matter that the student will be required to teach during the practicum depends on the classes and the requests of the practicum supervisors.
Teaching methods
The teaching internship consists of the student teaching 35 hours of mathematics courses under the supervision of practicum teachers in upper secondary school classes, both general and vocational and/or technical. In practice, these internships are carried out in two (sometimes three) different schools, in order to discover various internship supervisors, institutions and types of teaching.
In order to make contact with future students, their internship supervisors and the schools, and to open up to different school realities, the student will carry out, prior to his or her teaching internship, an observation internship of at least 10 hours of mathematics classes in upper secondary school, both general and vocational and/or technical.
In the context of the tutorial internship of at least 5 hours, the student will be required to provide individual support to a student in upper secondary school who is experiencing difficulties in mathematics. This internship contributes to the development of the student's pedagogical skills, particularly in the analysis of academic difficulties and individualized support.
The integration seminar for the internship alternates with the internship periods and is based on sharing teaching experiences as well as working on different tools to build a didactic preparation. Attendance at the seminar is mandatory.
Access to the teaching internships is conditional upon passing a test of mastery of the mathematical concepts to be taught in upper secondary school (4th, 5th, 6th secondary, including "mathematics for scientists"). Out of respect for the students and the teachers who welcome an intern into their classrooms, it is essential that the intern has a perfect mastery of the mathematical concepts of the upper secondary level.
In order to develop his or her reflection on his or her own teaching practice, the student will be asked to create an internship portfolio.
Evaluation methods
In the framework of this course, students are evaluated in several ways :
  • the continuous evaluation carried out during the year (5% of the final grade): active participation in seminars, preparations, readings; this part of the grade will be used for each session and may not be represented ;
  • the evaluation of the teaching internships (70% of the final grade), established in a global way for all the teaching internships, in consultation with the internship supervisors, the internship visitors and UCL trainers; this part of the grade will be used for each session and cannot be represented;
  • the evaluation of the compulsory portfolio (25% of the final grade), to be submitted at the end of the second semester.
In order to pass this course, both the internship and the portfolio must be passed. In the event of failure in at least one of these two parts, the overall grade for the unit will be calculated as the minimum between the weighted average of the three parts according to the coefficients indicated above and a 9/20.
Attendance at the seminars is required. In accordance with article 72 of the General Regulations for Studies and Examinations, the course directors may propose to the jury that it refuse to register a student who has not attended at least 80% of the courses or who has not carried out a compulsory activity during the June and/or September session.
Internships cannot be represented in the second session, since they are held in secondary schools. However, the portfolio can be represented in the second session.
Other information
The mastery of the concepts to be taught in the upper secondary level (4th, 5th, 6th secondary, including "mathematics for scientists") will be evaluated in October. Successful completion of this test is a prerequisite for access to teaching internships. In case of failure, a second test will be organized in November.
If the student fails both the October and November tests, he/she will not be able to take the teaching internships during the current academic year, which implies a failure for the unit for all sessions of the current academic year.
If the student passes the test, which assesses prerequisites, it does not contribute to the overall grade of the unit.
Online resources
The documents necessary for the organization of the internships are posted on the online pedagogical platform, as well as documents proposed to accompany, deepen or analyze the internship experience.
Depending on the subjects taught in their internships and the student audience they are addressing, and also depending on their requests, students receive documents in electronic form.
Les programmes et référentiels de l'enseignement secondaire. Des références seront également transmises via la plateforme pédagogique en ligne.
Secondary school curricula and reference materials. References will also be provided via the online educational platform.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Teacher Training Certificate (upper secondary education) - Mathematics

Master [120] in Mathematics