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Course details 2012-2013  
Introduction to didactics
Course Code :6101OIWIDI
Study domain:Instructional and educational
Semester:Semester: 1st semester
Contact hours:18
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction :Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Wil Meeus
Gilberte Verbeeck


1. Prerequisites

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :
  • Dutch
  • General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
Specific prerequisites for this course:
The student is to have acquired the general final competences of an academic bachelor's degree.
Solid written and oral Dutch language skills are required as well.

2. Learning outcomes

The teacher as monitor of learning and developmental processes
  • assesses the initial levels of individual learners and groups of learners;
  • selects and formulates objectives;
  • selects, course contents and learning experiences;
  • structures contents and experiences and transforms them into learning activities;
  • designs adequate methods and settings;
  • agrees and implements media in a team;
  • creates a beneficial learning environment;
  • organises observation and evaluation;
  • observes and evaluates both processes and achievements.

The teacher as an organizer:
  • creates a clear working atmosphere;
  • plans and structures lessons adequately and flexibly;
  • takes care of administrative tasks correctly;
  • creates a stimulating classroom setting;
  • observers safety concerns.

3. Course contents

These topics are dealt with:
  • the professional profile: basic competences, vision, didactical framework, planning;
  • the lessonplan: level assesment, didactical/teaching principles, objectives, contents, settings, didactical approaches, cooperative learning, media, evaluation;

4. Teaching method

Class contact teaching:
  • Lectures

  • 5. Assessment method and criteria

  • Written without oral presentation

  • 6. Study material

    Required reading

    Imbrecht, I., Van Petegem, P. & Meeus W. (2008). Oriƫntatie in onderwijskunde. Een openleerpakket. Leuven: Acco.

    Optional reading

    The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
    Documents on Blackboard

    7. Contact information

    (+)last update: 23/03/2012 16:30 wil.meeus