2023-2024 / PEDA0020-1

Psychology of school learning. The main founding trends


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy3 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Annick Fagnant

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is based on Marcel Crahay's book "Psychologie de l'éducation".

-The psychological presuppositions of the precursors
- The contributions of the behaviorism
- Humanistic psychology and education
- Cognitivism and education (intro neuposcience + neuromythes)
- The contributions of constructivism
- Education, culture et society

Some specific topics (focus on mathematics and reading, ...) are also developed.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Discovering and understanding the foundations of classical theories of educational psychology and some central concepts of these theories.
Analysing teaching practices in light of theoretical perspectives and core concepts of these theories.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Discovering of the course contents through explanations of the core concepts and illustrative examples.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Some sessions will take the form of work to be carried out at home, according to instructions which will be specified during the course.

Recommended or required readings

Book: Crahay, M. Psychologie de l'éducation. Presses Universitaires de France (1999) ; « Quadridge » (2005).
Complementary documents will also be provided for some themes.
A copy of the ppt will be made available to students sur eCampus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

Additional information will be given in the course to explain how the two learning expectations will be assessed.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

No major changes, but the organization of the chapters and the slides specific to the various themes may undergo various adaptations and updates.

In addition, the way in which questions are distributed to assess the two learning expectations will be slightly revised this year. Further information will be provided during the course.


Yannick Lonhay (Assistant) - ylonhay@uliege.be

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