IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with article 138 para. 4 of the decree of 7 November 2013 concerning higher education and the academic organisation of studies, teaching practice placements will not be assessed in the September session. Students are required to make every effort to successfully complete the teaching practice in the June session, subject to having to retake the year.
The teaching focus is concerned with preparation for teaching at the higher levels of secondary education. The programme is designed to develop the following skills:
- design, planning and assessment of practice;
- ability to assess practices and their context;
- understanding of the educational institution, its setting and players.
Three kinds of activities are involved:
- teaching practice at the higher levels of secondary education (60 hours);
They are divided into two categories:
- teaching practice, multidisciplinary courses and seminars, common to all subjects. They have the code LAGRE (13 credits);
- subject-based teaching practice, courses and seminars (17 credits).
The teaching focus of the 120 credit Master’s degree includes the training which leads to the qualification for teaching in secondary education (Agrégation de l'enseignement secondaire supérieur – AESS) (300 hours - 30 credits), in accordance with the Decrees of 8 February 2001 and that of 17 December 2003 (concerning the basis of neutrality) relating to the initial training of teachers at the higher levels of secondary education in the French Community in Belgium. These 30 credits also make up the AESS programme in Ancient and Modern Languages and Letters which can be taken after a 60 credit or a 120 credit Master’s degree.
In practical terms, successful completion of the Master’s degree with the teaching focus leads also to the award of professional status as a secondary education teacher. Assessment of the skills in the AESS programme is spread over the 2 blocks of the Master’s degree. Students may if they wish combine this focus with an Erasmus or Mercator exchange which must take place either during the 2nd semester of the first block or the 1st semester of the second block. All courses for the teaching focus must, however, be taken at UCLouvain.
A) Placements in an educational environment
Students must undertake 25 hours of placement in French as their first language and 25 hours of placement in ancient languages and literature. The 50 hours of placement are equally spread over the Master programme but are accredited in the scond bloc.
|LGLOR9005||Observation and teaching practice : ancient languages and literatures||Alain Meurant (coord.)||25h||3 credits||1 + 2q||x|
|LROM9005||Observation and teaching practice in French and Romance languages and literature||Barbara De Cock (coord.) , Jean-Louis Dufays (coord.) , Silvia Lucchini (coord.)||25h||3 credits||1 + 2q||x|
|B) Disciplinary courses and seminars (11 credits)|
Teacher training in the discipline
Students must take 30 hours of lectures (according to the instructions given by the lecturers) in each of the two courses. In addition they must take at least 15 hours of exercises on the teaching of French and /or the teaching of ancient languages.
|LGLOR2540A||Didactics of Ancient Languages, Reflections on School Programs and Scientific Communication||Alain Meurant||37.5h||4 credits||1 + 2q||x||x|
|LROM2950A||Didactics and practice of spoken French as the mother tongue||Jean-Louis Dufays||45h+15h||3 credits||1q||x||x|
Analysing teaching practices and their context
Whatever course is chosen, a special series of practice analysis exercises is organized for students from the LAFR programme. These exercises, based on the supervision and review of the placements, are spread over the Master programme but will be validated in the 2nd bloc. One course chosen from :
|LGLOR2550||Theory and Analysis of Teaching Procedures in Ancient Languages and Literatures||Alain Meurant||30h||4 credits||2q||x|
|LROM2920||Theory and analysis of methods of teaching French||Jean-Louis Dufays||15h+15h||4 credits||2q||x|
|C) Cross-disciplinary courses and seminars (13 credits)|
To understand the adolescent in school situation, to manage the interpersonal relationship and to animate the class group
L'étudiant choisit une de deux activités suivantes. Le cours et le séminaire doivent être suivis durant le même quadrimestre.
|LAGRE2020P||Comprendre l'adolescent en situation scolaire, Gérer la relation interpersonnelle et animer le groupe classe.||Pascale Steyns||22.5h+22.5h||4 credits||1q||x||x|
|LAGRE2020Q||Comprendre l'adolescent en situation scolaire, Gérer la relation interpersonnelle et animer le groupe classe.||Pascale Steyns||22.5h+22.5h||4 credits||2q||x||x|
The school institution and its context
L'étudiant choisit une des deux activités suivantes. Le cours et le séminaire doivent être suivis durant le même quadrimestre.
|LAGRE2120P||Observation et analyse de l'institution scolaire et de son contexte (en ce compris le stage d'observation)||Branka Cattonar||22.5h+25h||4 credits||1q||x||x|
|LAGRE2120Q||Observation et analyse de l'institution scolaire et de son contexte (en ce compris le stage d'observation)||Branka Cattonar||22.5h+25h||4 credits||2q||x||x|
General didactics and education to interdisciplinarity
L'étudiant choisit soit LAGRE2220A (1+2q) soit LAGRE2220S (2q)
|Myriam De Kesel , Jean-Louis Dufays (coord.) , Anne Ghysselinckx , Véronique Lemaire , Jim Plumat , Marc Romainville , Benoît Vercruysse||37.5h||3 credits||2q||x||x|
|LAGRE2400||See specifications in french||Michel Dupuis , Anne Ghysselinckx||20h||2 credits||2q||x||x|