Teaching method

comu2m1  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

The 60 credit Master is mainly intended for those who have already gained a second cycle degree. For this reason, the teaching strategy is relevant and innovative. Students have the opportunity of doing many different kinds of learning activities, both individually and in groups. These activities are assessed on a continuous and regular basis.
Many subjects are tackled in an integrated way, often reflected in a joint timetable which enables students to gain a variety of different insights and additional perspectives from a single starting point. The teaching methods on this programme are active, even demanding for students, but they are specially tailored for those who have already demonstrated high level intellectual ability.  

Methods which reflect interdisciplinarity
Information and communication sciences lend themselves naturally to interdisciplinarity. The very different backgrounds of the teaching staff both reflect and guarantee this. Moreover the way students are selected for this 60 credit Master shows the importance of interdisciplinarity. Various activities bring out the different backgrounds of students. Not only do students with an arts, human sciences or exact sciences background come together for both theoretical and practical work, but they are also encouraged to bring their own knowledge and questions into the field of communication.

Variety of teaching strategies (including e-learning) :
Depending on the subject matter, the teaching is designed to help students acquire knowledge and analytical skills. The aim is always to help students learn to develop independent intellectual and practical skills which will be particularly useful when doing projects and other pieces of work, either individually or in groups. The use of intelligent technology is one of the key components: students are introduced to technology and software relevant to their area and encouraged to use them throughout the programme.

Some teaching sessions or parts of courses make use of the different possibilities offered by iCampus and other similar intranet sites.

Variety of learning situations :
Students will take part in traditional forms of learning : ex cathedra courses, seminars and workshops, working both individually and in groups. They will undergo continuous assessment and, at certain times, there will be examinations. Students may also produce a dissertation or a work placement report. Finally, many courses involve e-learning (resources and exercises, class management, distribution and collective assessment of work).