Study programme 2020-2021Français
Sociological Issues in Compulsory Education
Programme component of Master's in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology : Teaching Focus à la Faculty of Science

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
US-M2-BBMCFD-003-MCompulsory UELOTHAIRE SandrineP316 - Méthodologie et formation
  • LOTHAIRE Sandrine

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français151500022.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
P-SEMF-138Sociological Issues in Compulsory Education (course)150000Q150.00%
P-SEMF-139Sociological Issues in Compulsory Education (seminar)015000Q150.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Adequately interpret situations experienced in the classroom and outside the classroom by mobilising knowledge in human sciences
  • Interact with the institution, colleagues and parents for effective partnerships
  • Measure the ethical issues regarding everyday practice
  • Maintain a critical and autonomous relationship with scientific knowledge
  • Reflect on practice
  • Present information in a neutral and undirected way
  • Master the language of instruction, both orally and in writing
  • Adapt to different school groups by mobilising knowledge in human sciences

Learning Outcomes of UE

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: 
- use the knowledge in sociology of education to correctly interpret the situations they encounter in and around the classroom and to adapt themselves to the school population they will encounter as future teachers; 
- understand the societal issues linked with their future teaching practice; 
- understand the functioning of the educational system of French speaking Belgium and understand its effects; 
- adopt a critical point of view on school organization and on their own teaching practice.

Content of UE

Several question will be addressed, amongst others:
What is sociology of education?
What is a fair school?
Must there be free school choice?
Does our school system foster segregation?
Can we understand the origin of educational inequalities?
Is it necessary to "give more to those who have less"?
Is it necessary to reform educational tracks? 

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

The theoretical course is subject to a written exam.
The seminars are the subject, on the one hand, of a group presentation for which no second session is organized and, on the other hand, of a written examination which can be the subject of a second session.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences
  • Séminaires

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
P-SEMF-138Not applicable
P-SEMF-139Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
P-SEMF-138Presentations made by the teacher, uploaded gradually on the e-learning platform.
P-SEMF-139Presentations made by students gradually uploaded on the e-learning platform.

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
Barreau, J-M. (2007) (Ed). Dictionnaire des inégalités scolaires. Issy-les-Moulineaux: ESF.
Duru-Bellat, M. (2002). Les inégalités sociales à l'école: genèse et mythes. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
Duru-Bellat, M. (2003). Inégalités sociales à l'école et politiques éducatives. Paris: UNESCO, International Institute for Educational Planning.
Giddens, A., & Griffiths, S. (2006). Sociology. Cambridge: Polity.
Queiroz (de), J-M. (2010). L'école et ses sociologies. Paris: Armand Colin.
Sadovnik, A. R. (2007). Sociology of education: A critical reader. London: Routledge.
P-SEMF-139Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) 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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