2023-2024 / AESS0315-1

Teaching practice (including observation practice, teaching practice and reflexive practical work), part 1


35h Pr

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

1. Observation internships (10 periods) among 1. (+/- 50%) several full-time teachers (future internship supervisors) in secondary education or in social promotion classes (higher secondary level), divided equally between transition and qualifying teaching 2. (+/- 50%) Video analysis.  
2. Teaching internships (20 periods) equally divided between transition and qualifying teaching. 
3. Reflecting practices: This seminar is largely devoted to preparing internships through meeting teachers, building observation tools (observation grid) on the basis of specific methodological instructions. A large portion of time is also devoted to students' individual follow-up in classes as each student finally receives an individual assessment and commentaries.  

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.
School internships as such make up a very important activity within the teaching training programme as they directly contribute to its ultimate objective: preparing the prospective teaching for teaching.   
They aim at:
- finding out about the practical reality of secondary education and particularly in economic and management sciences teaching.
- mastering disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge justifying pedagogical action. 
- enabling the prospective teacher to experiment, observe, analyse the various components of teaching, to integrate and act, during internships, in a given school context (school, classes, internship mentor, school community). 
- learn how to manage a group of students' learning and interpersonal relationships within this group, in a classroom and in a school context. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

General and specific didactic course partim 1

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Intership supervisions are carried out by the team in charge of supervising special didactics internships during the internship period.  These supervisions are conducted on invitation.  

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

Observation internships in schools
Teaching internships in schools
Reflecting practices - in-person teaching 

Recommended or required readings

observation internships 10%
- individual report and discussion 

teaching internships 80 % 
- feed-back and assessment in real life situation (70 %)
- file of practical internships (10 %)
Reflecting practices 10 %
- critical analysis - indidivually and in group - relating to observation and practical internships
Interships are to be carried out equally between general and qualifying teaching.
The score obtained for the course "Teaching internship (including observation, teaching and reflecting internships), Partim 1" in the 1st session is a definitive score as it is not possible to carry out internships in the 2nd session. 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


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

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