2023-2024 / PEDA4024-1

Diversity in teaching and training systems


30h Th

Number of credits

 Advanced Master in Gender Studies (Even years, not organized in 2023-2024) 5 crédits 
 Master in education (120 ECTS) (Even years, not organized in 2023-2024) 3 crédits 


Ariane Baye

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



Sociology of education showed for a long time how much individual characteristics such as genre, immigration status or social and cultural origin could generate school inequalities. We will see how the notions of equality and equity may be applied to education and training. Then, we will connect the question of inequality of school access, careers and results in connection with the individual characteristics of the students, such as gender and immigration status.The course will be the opportunity to think about the "diversity paradox": how to take into account characteristics of the individuals without falling in the stumbling block of an essentialisme which would lead to reduce the individuals to their characteristics?

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At then end of the course, the students will have to be able:
- To investigate an educational issue having individual and collective incidences by referring to the education science theories
- To analyze the stakes and the societal effects of educational practices.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Documentary resources will be put at the disposal of the students. The students have to read the documents before the lectures. Students will then submit their questions to the teacher.

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

Mainly distance learning. Some face-to face lectures.

Recommended or required readings

Notes and bibliographical references will be put at the disposal of the students via e-campus. Some chapters of the book "L'origine sociale des élèves" written under the direction of Patrick Rayou are part of the required reading for the course.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written examination (closed and open questions).

Consultation of exams:


July 12, 2023, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Registration required by July 05 at the latest.

Contact the service via the address - aide@uliege.be



Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Lectures during the second quadrimester. Face-to-face lectures will be scheduled with the students.


Ariane Baye
Service AIDE - aide@uliege.be

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