2023-2024 / AESS0320-1

Initiation to biology didactics


20h Th, 20h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in bio-informatics and modelling (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in biochemistry and molecular and cell biology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in biology of organisms and ecology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Marie-Noëlle Hindryckx

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

A week of immersion in the world of didactics and upper secondary sciences teaching: elaboration of lessons, classroom visits

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To discover the world of teaching, and more specifically, that of secondary science teaching.
To make an informed choice about the direction their Masters will take.

To learn to communicate scientific messages to secondary pupils or similar. Scientific vulgarization

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

To be enrolled in first year of the Masters in Biological Sciences programme.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The week is structured around practical activities: visits to schools, teaching exercises, meeting people working in the field, learning with ICT...

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

An entire week (first week in Q2). It will take place at the University of Liège as well as in secondary schools in the region of Liège

Recommended or required readings

no significant

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Written work / report

Other : group presentation of lesson in front of other pupils

Additional information:

Assessment will be based on a report outlining the student's views and experiences (classroom visits and observation). A micro-teaching exercice made by groups will be evaluated during his presentation for pairs. Participation during training will be token in account

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

During the week, some activities will take place at the University and others will take place in secondary schools, in the region of Liege


Marie-Noëlle Hindryckx (teacher) MN.Hindryckx@uliege.be

Mélanie Laschet (assistant)

Corentin Poffé (assistant)


Mercédes Avignon (assistante)



Clara Cravatte


Quartier Agora, 7, allée du Six Août, B6a
Room -2/118b
4000 Liège
04 366 34 89

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