Learning Outcomes of the Master of Teaching: Biochemistry

Discipline-specific component

1. The Master has, next to profound knowledge of and insight in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biotechnology, knowledge of the development biology of model organisms and knowledge of specialized and advanced techniques such as proteome analysis, genome analysis, and structure determination and modelling of biomolecules. The Master can apply these techniques autonomously and in an integrated manner to a complex scientific problem.

2. The Master has specialized and practical knowledge about the relation between cellbiological and pathophysiological processes and between molecular, pathological and epidemiological aspects of genetic conditions.

3. The Master knows the methods of bioinformatics and statistics for processing independently collected research data.

4. The Master can continuously and critically follow the scientific evolution in the field of biochemistry and biotechnology in order to maintain their professional level.

5. The Master can responsibly judge the societal and bioethical implications of (personal) scientific research including reflection on their own actions.

6. The Master can independently and in a team participate in (inter)national multidisciplinary research. Based on the interpretation of their own (original) experimental results, the master can formulate a well founded conclusion to come to a solution. The Master is able to defend their point of view and place it in a broader context.

7. The Master can report in a professional, critical and scientific manner about (own or from literature) experimental research and can communicate and present correctly and in an understandable way about it in Dutch and in English to a specialized (inter)national audience to the general public.

Teaching component

Frame of reference

8. 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.

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

10. 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. The Master of Teaching can independently apply and integrate this knowledge and use it to create challenging learning environments for learners. Based on the acquired competences, the Master of Teaching can develop new ideas for the educational practice and check these against reality.

Class level

11. The Master of Teaching can map the initial situation and the specific educational needs of a learning group and of individual learners. The Master of Teaching 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.

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

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

14. 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

15. 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.

16. 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

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

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

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

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

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

22. The Master of Teaching can adjust their functioning as a teacher through inquisitive learning and critical self-evaluation and thus give direction and innovation to their professional practice and development.

School and society

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

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

25. The Master of Teaching can communicate with colleagues and other stakeholders in education about educational topics, the teaching profession and solutions they have developed for the educational practice and can participate as professional in the social debate.