|Course code module||SLO232|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
The student must have:
- the final competences of an academic bachelor;
- an outstanding domainspecific knowledge;
- a correct language, both orally and in writing.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
To compliment the basis competences of the secondary education teacher training as detailed by the Flemish government: http://www.onderwijs.vlaanderen.be/nieuws/2007p/0420-basiscompetenties.htm
The following will be addressed:
Type function 1: the teacher as a supervisor of learning and development processes.
Type function 3: the teacher as a “subject” expert.
Type function 4: the teacher as an organizer.
Type function 5: the teacher as an innovator - the teacher as a researcher.
Type function 7: the teacher as a member of a school team.
Type function 9: the teacher as a member of the educational community
The students can:
Define contemporary insights and concepts of scientific didactics
Define didactic models
Situate science within secondary education
Define the aims of common final attainment levels within science and with the interdisciplinary final attainment levels
Recognise which didactic educational tools can be used to form a positive learning environment.
The students can: in a didactically responsible manner prepare a science theory lesson where attention is given to:
processing insights from a theoretical point of view
assessing the initial situation
documenting operational objectives
selecting course contents
assessing the environment of the students in function of the phase in the learning process
developing the chosen didactic tools
selecting suitable evaluation forms in function of the objectives
assessing text books
employing new mediums
reflecting on experiences
The students develop the capacity to make decisions (A1 (*)), to have a critical attitude (A3), inquisitiveness (a4), organisation capacity (A5), sense for cooperation (A6), sense of responsibility (A7), creative orientation (A8) and flexibility (A9). (*): attitudes from the basis competences of the teacher.
3. Course content
The basis module Diadactic general sciences with the extension module biology, chemistry or physics form a complete unit.
The following topics are taken into consideration:
Teaching science: results and insights of educational research
Vision on the education of science in Flanders
Stipulation of the course contents
Concretisation of didactic forms
ICT and new media
Since developing skills is one of the most important objectives of the module, a high level of active student input is expected. Registration for an examination contract is not possible.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesTutorialsSkills training
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in groupPortfolio
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookOpen book
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignments
Portfolio: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Syllabus published on Blackboard.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Interesting reading and study material are the science books used in secondary schools.
It is always possible for the students to make an appointment for tutoring.
Questions related to the course content are also welcome during and after college.