Study Programmes 2017-2018
Analysis of the contexts surrounding adult training
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master en sciences du travail en alternance, à finalité3
Master in labour sciences (120 ECTS)3
Master in education (120 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Daniel Faulx
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
All year long, with partial in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
The main goal of this course is to develop a student's ability to understand the context in which a training activity takes place, and to take this context into account in the development of the activities used, in order to either adapt their training to this social context or attempt to modify it.
Specifically, this involves comprehending the cognitive, psychosocial, professional, economical and cultural realities of the individuals in training, in order to later develop training strategies which can be easily integrated into their environment.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
The main goal of this course is to develop the students' ability to use the results of context analysis in their training.

Among others, students will be given tools and analysis frameworks so that they can analyze the context in which the "training function" takes place.

Among those tools and frameworks, we will use:
  • tools for psycho-sociological investigation
  • work and activity analysis
  • biographical tools
  • analysis models to assess pedagogical tools
  • systemic models
Pedagogical concepts will then be modeled.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Not applicable
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Every year, a workshop on work analysis is organized in collaboration with the University of Sciences and Technology in Lille 1 (France)
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
The course takes place during the first quarter, at the rate of one session per week.
Recommended or required readings :
Resources available for the students are:
  • class notes put together by the lecturer
  • reading material
  • conference proceedings
Those resources are available at the "Unité d'Apprentissage et de Formation Continue des Adultes"

Assessment methods and criteria :
Student evaluation is based on the elaboration by the students of a training course geared toward a real audience. This course is built from an analysis of the socio-professional characteristics of the target audience.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Not applicable
Contacts :
Contacts ; Daniel Faulx

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