2023-2024 / PEDA4050-1

Orthopedagogy and inclusive teaching practices


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in education (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in speech and language therapy (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Annick Comblain

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

We start by recalling the main concepts in use in the field of disability and specific disorders in learning. Next, we present successively the ideologies that have founded segregative practices before more integrative practices and today , inclusives practices. The general framework of the Un Convention on the Rigts of Disabled Persons and its implications are presented. The concepts of reasonnable adaptations and universival design are discussed.
The legal and organisational belgian framework and its evolution are approached before presenting an ecosystem and developmental model to guide our practices.
A third part of the lecture analyzes the various  integrative  and inclusive practices in Belgium and other countries of pupils with learning difficulties or disability, in preschool, primary, secundary and high education.
Finally some instruments to evaluate a process of integration are presented and criteria underlying the analysis are examined.
A more practical part complete the theoretical presentations and students are invited alone or by small groups to work on various topics, by achieving observation and data collection in schools.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Students will
- master the various concepts, the differences between them and the understanding of their consequences both historically and presently.
- identify integrative and inclusive practices in school and evaluate processes
- make the analysis of a situation of integration by using pertinent criteria

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

knowledge about the school system
if possible some basic knowledge about learning difficulties and disabilities

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Video and discussion
Analysis of experiences of the students
supervision of pratical work

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

face to face + suggested readings

Recommended or required readings

A refrences list and various documents will be provided

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Individual or group (2 persons) dissertation :

- inclusion/integration modality in a class

- specific device and accomodation for specific needs pupils

Work placement(s)

no work placement

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course goes to 30 hours face-to-face
(instead of 15 theoretical hours and 15 practical hours)


By  mail a.comblain@uliege.be

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