Learning outcomes

Discipline-specific component

1. The master is able to independently gather and select professional scientific literature, and also to gather, select and process data in function of research (primary literature, documents, corpora, questionnaires, etc. depending on the domain of research).

2. The master is able to situate texts and other documents in their context (historically, ideologically, stylistically), to recognise the type of text or document and to take this into account when interpreting it.

3. The master knows the current methodological approaches within his/her domain of research and is able to apply them autonomously.

4. The master has the necessary knowledge about literature and publication habits in his/her subject area (magazines, websites and other digital sources,…)

5. The master is familiar with the main theories in the subject area, current ones as well as less current ones and is able to easily use the basic notions in his/her domain of research and can develop a personal point of view about the domain studied.

6. The master is familiar with the most important primary literature within his/her subject area (literary texts, texts by linguistic or other authors).

7. The master is familiar with the most important current relevant questions in the subject area.

8. The master can place his/her own subject area in relation to other relevant scientific domains and actively look for connections with these domains.

9. The master has basic insights in the structure and functioning of the language in which he/she writes the master thesis and is able to reflect on the structure and the use of language.

10. The master has acquired linguistic and communication skills to report, both orally and in writing including electronic reporting.

11. The master has acquired linguistic and communication skills to write argumentative texts and to effectively participate in discussions about his/her subject area and to defend their own position convincingly.

12. The master has acquired linguistic and communication skills to formulate a scientific question as clearly and accurately as possible as a starting point for his/her own research.

13. The master has developed considerable powers of analysis and interpretation.

14. The master has a critical attitude towards the scientific quality and social relevance of his/her own research.

15. The master has a critical attitude towards the developments in the domains of research and in the relevant scientific and cultural context.

16. The master has a critical orientation in a broad cultural, political and social context.

Teaching component

Frame of reference

17. The Master of Teaching masters specialized theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and attitudes that support the basic competences of teachers as formulated in the "Decision of the Flemish Government of 8 June 2018 concerning the basic competences of teachers", pedagogically as well as with regards to the teaching methodology.

18. The Master of Teaching has profound knowledge in the subject matter of the discipline as made explicit in the discipline-specific learning outcomes.

19. The Master of Teaching can independently extend, update, broaden and deepen the educational, didactical and domain-specific knowledge and connect it with current social topics and developments. He/she can independently apply and integrate this knowledge and use it to create challenging learning environments for learners. Based on the acquired competences, he/she can develop new ideas for the educational practice and check these against reality.

Class level

20. The Master of Teaching can map the initial situation and the specific educational needs of a learning group and of individual learners. He/she can create a learning environment that connects in all its didactical components (learning objectives, content, learning material, work and grouping methods, evaluation and feedback) with the initial situation and that is inclusive and responsive with regards to the diversity in the learning group.

21. The Master of Teaching has class management skills to create a positive learning and living environment. He/she can support the broad personal, intellectual and social development of students through targeted activities and formal and informal interactions.

22. The Master of Teaching can cope with diversity and with the context of a metropolitan environment.

23. The Master of Teaching can make a short or long term plan for the organisation of teaching and learning activities with a view to creating a structured, efficient, safe and stimulating learning environment, based on scientific evidence.

Collaboration with partners

24. The Master of Teaching can communicate with parents or carers with different backgrounds in various language situations with a view to exchanging information, to stimulating the involvement and participation and to developing constructive solutions together to support and stimulate the learning of the learners.

25. The Master of Teaching can collaborate constructively with external partners with a view to enriching the education and training offer and to facilitating the flow between education levels and the job market.

Inquisitive attitude

26. The Master of Teaching can independently access available (inter)national scientific research in the domain of the teaching profession in general or in his/her discipline in particular, approach it in a critical-reflective way and apply the insights in his/her own class and school context.

27. The Master of Teaching knows the possibilities and the limits of different theoretical paragdigms in educational, didactical and discipline-specific research.

28. The Master of Teaching treats information, education practices, methodologies and learning tools critically and reflectively, based on scientific evidence. He/she is aware of gaps in the empirical evidence to fill the teaching role appropriately.

29. The Master of Teaching can complete a research cycle on a topic relevant to education whereby he/she can make contribution to the developments in education based on theoretical and practice-oriented insights.

30. The Master of Teaching can contribute to school policy and school development based on an active and inquisitive attitude to professional innovation.

31. The Master of Teaching can adjust his/her functioning as a teacher through inquisitive learning and critical self-evaluation and thus give direction and innovation to his/her profesional practice and development.

School and society

32. The Master of Teaching has insight in the organisational principles of schools and of good school policy.

33. The Master of Teaching can collaborate constructively with colleagues in a school team. He/she can initiate, participate in and lead disciplinary and interdisciplinary team meetings and activities beyond the classroom.

34. The Master of Teaching can communicate with colleagues and other stakeholders in education about educational topics, the teaching profession and solutions he/she has developed for the educational practice and can participate as professional in the social debate.