Study programme 2020-2021Français
Clinical Orthopedagogy in Schools
Programme component of Master's in Psychology à la Faculty of Psychology and Education

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UP-M1-MPSYCH-050-MCompulsory UEHAELEWYCK Marie-ClaireP319 - Orthopédagogie clinique
  • WILLAYE Eric
  • HAELEWYCK Marie-Claire

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français200100055.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
P-SEOC-205Behaviour and Adjustment Difficulties1001000Q1
P-SEOC-206Teaching Support100000Q1
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse a situation (individually or collectively) in reference to theories and methodological approaches within psychology.
    • Master and appropriately mobilise knowledge and methodological approaches to understand and explain the normal/atypical/pathological functioning of individuals, groups or organisations.
    • Analyse and model a situation (individually or collectively) by critically selecting theories and methodological approaches.
  • Justifiably choose an intervention and implement and evaluate it.
    • Master knowledge on interventions to improve a given situation (individually or collectively), as well as implement them.
    • Critically analyse the extent and limitations of different types of intervention.
    • Develop a plan of intervention or management in a rigorous and justified manner, taking into account all relevant factors (including underlying issues and associated risks).
    • Implement intervention with reference to theoretical models of intervention, taking into account the constraints and resources in the situation encountered.
    • Appropriately apply different types of intervention.
    • Evaluate the intervention.
    • Alter the intervention.
  • Communicate and exchange information in a structured and adapted way to the intended purpose and relevant public.
    • Present and structure data in a clear, precise, neutral, and non-oriented way.
    • Present the results of a diagnostic evaluation (orally and in writing) and inform various representatives.
    • Write a report arguing over an intervention (including evaluation).
    • Present research results (orally and in writing).
    • Appropriately use presentation materials.
  • Work effectively with different actors as part of a team or a network of professionals.
    • Contribute to the coordination and animation of a multi-professional and multi-disciplinary team.
    • Implement the most effective ways of collaboration in a given situation.
    • Identify professional networks, interact and collaborate with them, and research external expertise if necessary.
  • Act ethically and professionally.
    • Refer to ethical principles to define the framework of their professional practice.
  • Assess and pursue professional and personal development.
    • Monitor knowledge and methodological approaches in order to evolve their thinking and practice.
    • Learn from practice (based particularly on assessment). Question themselves.
  • Master scientific research methods in psychology.
    • Master the different steps to carry out research in psychology.
    • Appropriately apply different methods of scientific approaches.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of this UE, students will be able to:
- Define adaptive behaviors, problem behaviors and anti-social behavior.
- Identify epidemiology and causes.
- Knowledge of assessment tools on adaptive, problematic and anti-social behaviors.
- Identify interventions related to adaptive behavior.
- Identify strategies for individual and collective intervention on problematic and antisocial behaviors.
- Propose individualization practices according to the difficulties of the pupils.
- Propose and use tests to assess the pedagogical difficulties of the pupils
- Name the different networks within the school system and to provide communication tools adapted to each partner
- Propose reasonable accommodation according to the specific needs of the students
- Place evidence-based teaching practices to facilitate student participation in specific classroom needs

Content of UE

The UE will focus on the difficulties of adapting pupils in schools. Students will be sensitized to the issue of adaptive behaviors, particularly those related to school behavior (not competencies). Part of the course will be devoted to problematic behaviors and behaviors described as anti-social. The question of their definition, their epidemiology and their causes will be taken into account. Assessment tools for these behaviors will be developed as well as strategies for the adaptation of students and the reduction of problematic or anti-social behaviors. Strategies for comprehensive models of behavioral management will be explored, particularly positive models of school discipline, as positive support for behavior in the school environment as a whole.

Also, we will address the current events with the stakes of the recent excellence pact. The objective being to accompany students with difficulties in mainstream education, we will study the practices of individualization and differentiation. After having introduced the different learning techniques, we will also see how to set up within the school reasonable accommodations and convincing practices (tutoring, co-teaching, ...) in order to facilitate the school inclusion of everyone. Because of their importance, we will focus on the aspects of networks and communication within the educational team.

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Total of the examinations of: "learning support" and "adjustment and behavioral difficulties"

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Total of the examinations of: "learning support" and "adjustment and behavioral difficulties"

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)


Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information
  • Cours magistraux

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
P-SEOC-205Not applicable
P-SEOC-206Powerpoint available on Moodle

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
P-SEOC-205Not applicable
P-SEOC-206Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
P-SEOC-205Not applicable
P-SEOC-206Not applicable
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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