2023-2024 / PEDA0054-1

Methods in adult training


20h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Daniel Faulx

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

The adult training methodology course proposes a general view of the most common methods used to train and teach adults. The main training methods are discussed, as well as the different methods that can be used in this context. As part of the class, students have the possibility to test some of those methods.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

By the end of the course, the students will be able to:

- describe the characteristics of the adults being trained

- describe the various methods of adult training, not only those related to group training but also the more recent training strategies

- know the various methods that can be used within a training strategy

- to reflect about and define a personal training philosophy with respect to adult training

- to be exposed to various training methods and to develop a critical assessment of those methods

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Not applicable

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The learning activities alternate between :

- a presentation by the teacher of the main principles and methods of adult education;

- critical reflection on each of the methods, based on the viewing of extracts from fictional films illustrating the theories and methods discussed;

- setting up classroom training situations to discuss the effects.


Provisional programme of sessions (subject to change according to current events and student progress)


Throughout the course, students have the opportunity to analyse extracts from fiction films taken from cinematographic works. These are used to illustrate the course content. Concept maps are created on the basis of the analyses, to support the students' thinking and learning.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The course is given in the second term, every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm, face-to-face.

However, all sessions are podcasted and available to registered students on eCampus.

Recommended or required readings

Class notes are available at the "Unité d'Apprentissage et Formation Continue des Adultes"

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Exam(s) in session

All sessions combined

- In-class

written assessment (open questions)

Additional explanations:

The course is assessed by a written exam comprising two questions:

a. A transfer question on how the student can apply one of the concepts selected for the examination to their own context.
b. A video extract to be analysed with reference to the course, using an approach similar to that used in class.

For point a., the quality criteria are :
- knowledge of the concept used
- ability to transfer it
- ability to imagine various possible uses

For point b., the quality criteria are
- ability to apply the concepts seen in the course
- relevance and accuracy of the concepts used
- ability to think critically
- ability to extract general principles for adult education.

Each question is marked out of 10.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Additional information is available on the bulletin board of building B33.


Contact : Daniel Faulx (Professeur) daniel.faulx@uliege.be

Unité d'Apprentissage et de Formation continue des Adultes
Université de Liège
Boulevard du Rectorat, 5/B33
4000 LIEGE

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