2023-2024 / PEDA4021-1

Introduction to education and training sciences


30h Th

Number of credits

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


Ariane Baye

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

Several field of research contribute to the anaysis of educational issues: history of education, sociology, economy, psychology, comparative education, docimology... The course will use several of these fields to analyse the school failure, and in particular on the grade repetition issue. Mechanisms which contribute to school failure and its individual and social consequences will be analyzed. Students will have to analyze a problem using several levels of analysis: the individual (student), the group (class) and the system (the education system). They will discover a variety of scientific tools to collect and analyze data in psychology and education sciences, including quasi-experimental methods and international surveys. They will discover how a research tradition of almost 60 years has evolved and now more than ever its pertience in the education system of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end the course, the students will have to be able
1. To investigate an educational issue having individual and collective incidences:

- by referring to the theories of the education sciences - by basing itself on various methodologies and scientific tools - by basing itself on a diversity of educational contexts 2. To analyze the stakes and the societal effects of educational practices 3. To interpret research results such as they are presented in scientific studies

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Oral presentations supported by power points and a book. Formative assessments on eCampus are planned.

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

Face-to-face (according to the sanitary situation)

Recommended or required readings

Required reading: Crahay, M. Crahay, M. (dir.) (2019). Peut-on lutter contre l'échec scolaire. Bruxelles : De Boeck (4e édition revue et corrigée)
Power points will be available from eCampus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

The assessement is based on
- the content taught during the oral presentations;
- the corresponding power points and documents;
- Marcel Crahay's book (only seen parts).

The assessment will be a written examamination (True/False format) (100 items).


Consultation of exam exams: February 7, 2024, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., on request.

Registration compulsory no later than February first, 2024.

Contact the service via the address aide@uliege.be, mention the name of the course (ISEF)

and your registration number, so that your exam copy can easily be found.









Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Place: Aquarium (Ruwet), Quai Van Beneden

Schedule: on Thursday, from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm

First class: Thursday, September 22






Ariane Baye
Service AIDE - aide@uliege.be

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