2023-2024 / AESS2217-1

Special didactics in biology : course and exercises (part II)


35h Th, 1d FW

Number of credits

 Master in biochemistry and molecular and cell biology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 
 Master in biology of organisms and ecology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Marie-Noëlle Hindryckx

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

During DD partim II, the classes and practical exercises will continue to explore the questions raised during DD partim I, and will also address the following questions : How can we check that each pupil has adequate skills-based learning in the biological sciences? How can we establish contact and dialogue with actors close to the school environment who may be able to help pupils and also help teachers in their work? How can we widen our training to develop our careers? Science, technology and society; the birth of scientific knowledge and its evolution over time; enrolling in continuing professional education. How can we construct a specific methodology for the teaching of science for qualifying trainings? What image does science project of itself? What values? What moral code? How can we create responsible citizens? ...

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The objectives worked on in DD partim I will be continued. Here are the specific objectives for Part 2 of the course: Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
-Reflect about their epistemological and didactic positions; -Understand how the foregoing are involved in student learning and in the construction of their professional identity; -Reflect and gain perspective regarding the profession of teaching, know how to listen to students, and be able to call on actors who are involved with the school in order to get more help for students.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Having followed the DD partim I of the course.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Training is intended to be concrete in nature, concerning active methods:
- Concrete situations are set up in accordance with a theme such as scientific approach, or management of groups and discussions about urgent societal issues, including classroom debates, in terms of analyses and field trips, experimentation in biology,  skill testing, TIC ...

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

Classes and exercises take often place on Wednesday pm. It is essential that all enrolled students participate and are committed, for the training course to succeed.

Recommended or required readings

Notes are prepared and handed out to students during class. The didactic contract and documents needed for internship activities and various other activities can be downloaded from eCampus

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Written work / report

Other : presentation of the work written alone and after correction in front of the group

Additional information:

DD partim II will end with a two parts examination : oral and written based on a written individual report.
These sequences will take place on Wednesdays in late May and early June. Notation will related to this exam (individual oral presentation, collectiv présentation, report based on theorical elements and reflexive posture)


If hisher personal evaluation is not suffisant, one can't take part to the collectiv part of exam

Instructions can be downloaded from eCampus

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Acces to exam depends on the respect of conditions. If student doesn't respect these, he can't present this exam.



Marie-Noëlle HINDRYCKX

assistants :

Mélanie Laschet

Corentin Poffé

Mercedes Avignon



Clara Cravatte


Quartier Agora, 7 allée du Six Août
B6c local 2/5
B-4000 Liège
04 366 34 89

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