2023-2024 / AESS0313-1

Special teaching - course and exercises, part 1


35h Th

Number of credits

 Master in economics : general (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in management (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Certified upper secondary education teacher3 crédits 
 Certified upper secondary education teacher3 crédits 


Jérome Schoenmaeckers

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Presenting the course description: objectives, programmes, requirements, evaluation criteria
Exploring secondary education in general: organization, forms, organizing bodies, curriculums, inspection etc. 
Exploring economic sciences curriculums and their contents 
Micro-teaching exercice
Information sources in economic sciences (books, periodicals, courses, manuals, websites etc.). The critical evaluation of sources, especially those available on the internet.  Please note: the search for infomation here focuses on the teacher's own needs. 
Examining notional content: carrying out and handing in a written synthesis (group work)
Some testimonies from teachers of economic sciences 
In line with the course on general didactics (especially as regards the didactic triangle "teacher - knowledge - learner"), exploration of the main didactic principles applied to economic and management sciences (skills, objectives, context, pedagogical supports, induction or deduction, focuses, coherence, individualization, socialization, interdisciplinarity, teaching styles, learning organizing principles, assessment). 
Exploration of didactic principles (end): assessing learning (functions of assessment, assessing skills, assessing, teaching objectives, specification table, question types, scoring procedures, assessment quality cycle: SMART approach - assessment and remediation). 
The inverted class: discovering the pedagogical approach and putting it into practice
Getting further with the approach through the various skills (task families) and assessment 


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

In accordance with the HEC Liège skills reference framework:

  • in a skills-oriented approach
  • promoting experiential learning through facing problem-situations
  • enhancing the theory-practice conjunction
  • taking into account student classes specifics
  • taking into account legal and administrative constraints regarding the organization of education in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation 
students will be able to: - plan teaching classes depending on legal reference documents, - build learning modules based on problem-situations and integrate student-oriented management taking the latter's complexity into account, - take account of student classes specifics, - enhance learning though qualitative teacher-student interactions, - engage in a critical approach.  They will also be able to:  - apply and integrate the main themes of general didactics within economic and management sciences, especially teaching, learning and assessment processes. - acquaint themselves with didactic transposition, including epistemology, specific didactics, interdisciplinarity, media and NIT supports. - explore and adapt to didactic and interdisciplinary contents so as to meet final skills requirements and training profiles corresponding to the students' level. - find out about the practical reality of secondary education and, particularly, that of economic and management sciences. - master disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge justifying pedagogical action.  - enable the prospective teacher to experiment, observe, analyse the various components of teaching, to integrate and act over the time of internships in a given school context (school, classes, internship mentor, school community).  - learn how to manage a student group's learning and interpersonal relationships within that group, in the classroom and within a class context (communication).  - taking distance and reflecting critically on the teaching practices and on one's own teaching so as to develop professional skills and attitudes. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Course on general didactics 

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods: 

- active, concrete, inductive approach. Work and critical analysis seminar

- didactic exercices prepared by the students

- testimonies and debates (e.g. with economic sciences teachers)

- didactic autoscopy. Micro-teaching

- Raising awareness of inverse class

- work projects  

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

in-person teaching 

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Classic written exam:
* MCQs and open-ended questions on material seen in the Special Didactics course 25%.

Oral exam:
*Self-critique of the first teaching practicum lesson from a didactic perspective, written report and individual discussion. 50%
*First application of the evaluation approach to another practicum lesson. 25%

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



??Jérôme SCHOENMAECKERS - jerome.schoenmaeckers@uliege.be

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