Theory and analysis of art history and aesthetics teaching practices

larke2920  2023-2024  Louvain-la-Neuve

Theory and analysis of art history and aesthetics teaching practices
4.00 credits
30.0 h
Q1 and Q2
The seminar is organized in alternation with the internships and presupposes attendance at general and field-specific didactic courses.
Main themes
Learning outcomes

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

1 By the end of the course, students will be able:
- to reflect critically on their practical internship experience in connection with the theories developed during general and discipline specific didactics courses;
- to give a historical overview (focussing on the 20th century) of the modalities of the different conceptions of art history and its teaching: critical description of procedures, the principles on which they are based, and the methods used in elaborating the contents of the discipline. To bring students to an awareness of the epistemological issues related to the aims of courses in art history.
On the basis of the experience gained during the courses, consider and discuss the following issues: writing lesson learning outcomes, synthesising a subject for a given audience, questioning students, managing the class and interacting with the concerned professional instances.
Analysing the methodological principles that govern the theories and teaching of art history by comparing encyclopaedic textbooks from the beginning of the century with current publications, including the Internet. Highlighting the problems of teaching and communicating the history of art and aesthetics: what values and what types of knowledge should be assigned to it? What are the roles of teachers and communicators of this discipline?
Teaching methods
The themes analysed in the framework of this seminar address the questions that primarily concerns the students during their confrontation with the field of teaching. The approach to different issues will be inductive and collective. Discipline-based issues will be dealt with during sessions organised by the discipline's tutor.
Certain questions of a transversal nature will be dealt with by the educational psychologist during sessions which may bring together several aggregations and be considered from a multidisciplinary perspective. Personal written work will be progressively produced and discussed during the seminar sessions.
Evaluation methods
« Epistemology » part: written work = 50% of the overall assessment. Part «  Internship integration seminar » : oral exam = 50% of the global evaluation.
If necessary, any evaluation modality will be put in place.
Other information
Compulsory readings: to prepare for certain sessions, students are invited to read articles which are attached to the syllabus.
Online resources
All useful documents are available on Moodle.
  • Support : Syllabus "Préparation de leçons" et portefeuille de lectures disponibles sur Moodle.
Teaching materials
  • Support : Syllabus "Préparation de leçons" et portefeuille de lectures disponibles sur Moodle.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Teacher Training Certificate (upper secondary education) - History of Art and Archaeology, general

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General