2023-2024 / PEDA0007-5

Training of professionals in the field of infancy, Partim 2


20h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in education (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Florence Pirard

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

On the basis of the course "Training of early childhood professionals - partim I", this course gives students opportunities to deepen the analysis of the current challenges for initial and in-service training in the field of early childhood education and care. It introduces students to the analysis of various training systems and approaches to professionalization well-known in the field on the international level.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

By the end of the course, students will be able to analyze, on the basis of references, training systems in regard to professionalization aims and develop a critical perspective on training and accompaniment dispositifs.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Course of training of early childhood professionals, partim I.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

By groups, students will choose, among different proposals made par the lecturer, an internationally recognized, initial training system set in another country, analyse it and present it, in a critical and referenced way, to their peers. They refer to professionalization challenges identified, during courses of partim I, in the Brussels-Wallonia Federation to provide a background to their analysis. On the basis of ther referenced analysis, they will engage their peers in a debate.
The report they will write down includes the whole analysis, debates in the classroom and/or remotely. It proposes realistic, pertinent and contextualised regulation proposals for the Belgium context.
The lecturer will propose a file containing necessary articles and reports that will be extended to personal complementary resources.  He will organize seminars about professionalization challenges with the possible contribution of experts in the field.

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

  • Seminars led by the lecturer,
  • team works,
  • meetings and debates with practitioners, researchers and training professionals involved in the field,
  • reading and analysis of training articles and documents.

Recommended or required readings

A reading file including articles, source as well as bibliographical references providing a deeper look into the subject will be available for the students (e-campus).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

- Remote

written exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Collective presentation of a european training system to the other students and to the Professor,  developed in a written report (face to face if yellow code; remotely if orange code) :

  • documentary richness,
  • relevance and refinement of the analysis and consistency of the argumentation when dealing with the challenges of professionalization,
  • relationship between theory and practice.

Work placement(s)

15h practical work : participation and involvement in exchanges with European partners about an European training system and gathering of data.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Optional cursus accessible to the students who passed the course PEDA0069-A-b (prerequisite) and have taken part in the cours PEDA0007-B-a (corequisite).


Florence Pirard, professor, contact preferably by email: florence.pirard@uliege.be (B32, 2nd floor, office opposite the lift)
Isabelle Lambert, assistant contactable by preference by email i.lambert@uliege.be.
Jasna Vorgic, secretary, jasna.vorgic@uliege.be (B32, 2nd floor, office 2.4b)

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