2023-2024 / PEDA0059-1

Analysis of the contexts surrounding adult training


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in education (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Daniel Faulx

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

The main goal of this course is to develop a student's ability to understand the context in which a training activity takes place, and to take this context into account in the development of the activities used, in order to either adapt their training to this social context or attempt to modify it.

Specifically, this involves comprehending the cognitive, psychosocial, professional, economical and cultural realities of the individuals in training, in order to later develop training strategies which can be easily integrated into their environment.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The main goal of this course is to develop the students' ability to use the results of context analysis in their training.

Among others, students will be given tools and analysis frameworks so that they can analyze the context in which the "training function" takes place.

Among those tools and frameworks, we will use:

  • tools for psycho-sociological investigation
  • work and activity analysis
  • biographical tools
  • analysis models to assess pedagogical tools
  • systemic models
Pedagogical concepts will then be modeled.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Not applicable

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is structured around two classroom sessions and a seminar entitled 'Analysis of work, learning and training', organised in collaboration with the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1, and a lecture given by an international specialist.

During this seminar, students will have the opportunity to discover the ergonomic approach to training, and to test its applications using videos and on-site constructions and reflections.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

- 17 novembre and 01 decembre 2023 de 14h30 à 16h30.

- 14, 15 et 16 février 2024 (9h-17h), in collbaoration with Université de Lille 1.

Recommended or required readings

Resources available for the students are:

  • class notes put together by the lecturer
  • reading material
  • conference proceedings
Those resources are available at the "Unité d'Apprentissage et de Formation Continue des Adultes"

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Other : Video

Additional information:

Student evaluation is based on the elaboration by the students of a training course geared toward a real audience. This course is built from an analysis of the socio-professional characteristics of the target audience.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Not applicable


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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