Country information for Luxembourg - Teacher education for inclusive education
Since the academic year 2005/2006, teacher training is offered by the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Arts, Social and Educational Sciences. The studies aim to train teachers for early years, primary and pre-primary education, the preparatory stream of technical secondary school, and special needs education. The certification is a ‘professional bachelor’s in educational sciences’.
- The candidates must have a Luxembourgish or international ‘baccalaureate’ (school leaving examination leading to university entrance qualification), or an equivalent certificate.
- Access to the studies is regulated by a competitive examination.
The aim of teacher training is reconsidered according to the following aspects:
- ‘learning to learn’ instead of ‘teaching to teach’
- ‘a learning community’ instead of ‘an isolated agent’
- a ‘responsible actor’ instead of a ‘passive agent’
- ‘developing’ instead of ‘reproducing’.
Fields of training
The training is based on four fields:
1. Multi-disciplinary learning:
Pedagogical, psychological, sociological and didactical dimensions.
2. Field of research:
Development of a research approach concerning practical experience.
Acquiring methods and tools.
3. Field of practice:
The new training aims to combine university studies and practices.
Thanks to practical periods, the student can develop professional competences.
4. Field of social and professional development:
Building up a professional identity by working on attitudes and behaviour.
- Developing a professional approach;
- Assuming a role of social actor;
- Developing an ethical approach on teaching;
- Considering the diversity of the pupils;
- Promoting multi-linguistic identities;
- Planning and managing a class group.