2023-2024 / PEDA4027-1

Teaching and learning of sciences in basic and lower secondary education


20h Th, 25h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in education (120 ECTS) (Odd years, organized in 2023-2024) 5 crédits 


Marie-Noëlle Hindryckx, Corentin Poffé, Fabian Pressia, Valérie Quittre


Valérie Quittre

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course aims at introducing the concepts that frame Science Teaching and Learning to students, as well as the main results of research in this area.
The course focuses on the following contents:
- The conceptions about science and about the teaching and learning of science
- The students' (mis)conceptions - the conceptual change
- The scientific inquiry
- The role of language in science: written and oral languages
- Images, visual representations and modelization in science

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Students will understand the main didactical concepts that structure science learning and teaching. They will be able to step back from the usual teaching practices in science and will use the didactical tools and concepts in a teaching practice and/or in teacher education. They will be able to  assess/ to comprehend the learning constructed in the different learning settings.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Group works, face-to-face sessions

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The course is organized as follows:

  •  8 to 10 face-to-face sessions of 3 hours (lectures)
  • A practical work

Recommended or required readings

Reference book : Schneeberger, P. & Vérin, A. (2009). Développer des pratiques d'oral et d'écrit en sciences. Paris: INRP.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Oral examination and group working report

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The courses are not organized in 2024-2025.


Valérie Quittre - v.quittre@uliege.be

Marie-Noëlle Hindryckx - mn.hindryckx@uliege.be


Corentin Poffé corentin.poffe@uliege.be


Fabian Pressia f.pressia@uliege.be

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