2023-2024 / PEDA4028-1

Social-cognitive aspect of academic learning


20h Th

Number of credits

 Master in education (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Annick Fagnant

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

Several themes are developed in this course: socio-cognitive approaches to motivation; socio-cognitive interactions (and in particular cooperative learning); socio-cognitive misunderstandings; self-regulation and assessment for learning.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To understand the theoretical foundations of various types of group work with the aim of identifying the benefits and limitations of each one.

To understand socio-cognitive approaches of motivation in order to identify the variables upon which teachers can act in order to motivate students (and to regulate their motivation)

To understand how some methodological choices can lead to socio-cognitive misunderstandings and they will identify didactic avenues aiming to help pupils to really understand the cognitive challenges of learning and to regulate their learning.

To understand how assessment for learning (which can take the form of peer assessment) can play a role in avoiding or resolving socio-cognitive misunderstandings and supporting cognitive and motivational self-regulation.

To take advantage of the theoretical contributions to analyze teaching practices and to design improvements and/or innovations in teaching.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The methodology consists of alternating some direct lessons, readings and distance-work.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

A reading folder corresponding to the themes developed in the course (see references on e-campus).

A copy of the ppt will be available on e-campus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

Written work / report

Additional information:

Further information will be provided during the course.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Changes from last year

Reorganization of certain themes and modification of slides to ensure consistency. Adaptation of the reading file.
Adaptation of group work and end-of-course assignment instructions.


Annick Fagnant - afagnant@uliege.be
Yannick Lonhay (assistant) - ylonhay@uliege.be

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