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Course details 2012-2013  
Educational politics and policies
Course Code :6103OIWOOB
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)Peter Van Petegem
Ingrid Imbrecht


1. Prerequisites

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:

The final competences of an academic bachelor; the competences acquired in previous courses of teacher training and correct use of language (Dutch).

2. Learning outcomes

To stimulate starting competences for teaching in higher secondary education.
This involves the teacher as

  • member of a school team;
  • member of a teaching community;
  • participator in culture;
  • working together with non-school educative organisations.

3. Course contents

A critical view on the way education is provided and organised. The student will be informed on the goals, functions, contents, organisational forms of education, the values and ideologies in education, it's relation with society,....
Educational structures, educational policies, educational sociology, school structures, school cultures and school policies and external relations are part of the lessons.

4. Teaching method

Class contact teaching:
  • Lectures

  • Personal work:
  • Assignments:In group

  • 5. Assessment method and criteria

  • Written without oral presentation
  • Open book

  • 6. Study material

    Required reading

    Van Petegem, P. en Imbrecht, I. (2010). Wegwijs in het Vlaamse onderwijs. Onderwijsorganisatie en -beleid in kaart gebracht. Mechelen: Wolters Plantyn.

    Optional reading

    The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
    Recent articles and information provided on blackboard.

    7. Contact information
    Prof. Dr. Peter Van Petegem
    Telefoon (werk) 03 220 47 05
    Kantoorlocatie s.Ve35.106
    Kantooruren na afspraak
    Persoonlijke koppeling
    Prof. Dr. Peter  Van Petegem
    Assistent  Ingrid Imbrecht
    Telefoon (werk) 03 220 49 67
    Kantoorlocatie s.Ve35.107
    Kantooruren na afspraak

    (+)last update: 07/06/2012 11:24 peter.vanpetegem