Special Education, Disability and Learning
15 credits cr.
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This course addresses the most common disabilities and their educational consequences as well as the teaching of pupils with these different disabilities. The course will look at the planning, monitoring and assessment of intervention for individuals in need of special education support. It will address the environmental and risk factors for children and youth. Teaching practice is a part of the course. Course delivery is through lectures, seminars to individual and group assignments.
This course consists of an overview of 1) the most common disabilities as well as low incidence disabilities, and their educational consequences; 2) instructional and classroom practices for some categories of disabilities in inclusive settings; 3)individual educational plans and models for solving problems; 4) some educational/special educational teaching strategies aimed at participation; 5) the importance of early intervention; 6) families of children with disabilities and parental involvement; 7) environmental risk factors for children and youth; 8) alternative augmentative communication and assistive devices; and 8) self-determination for pupils with special educational needs.
The course is delivered through lectures, seminars, case studies, group discussions, film reviews, and service-learning pedagogy elements such as writing critical reflection papers.
Students are expected to attend all classes, group meetings and seminars. Attendance will be recorded for all classes and group meetings. All seminars and lectures are mandatory, and student participation is a vital part of the course. Failure to attend seminars and lectures will result in an extra assignment.
Both formative and summative assessmenst are core components of the course. The formative assessments are in the form of three individual reflection papers and two group assignments. The students are formed into groups after the course has commenced. The individual reflection papers are graded in accordance with the 7 scale grade criteria while the group assignments are either Pass/Fail.
The final examination will be a take-home written paper and is graded on accordance with the 7 scale grade criteria.
Your final grade for the course will be a combination of the individual reflection papers, the group examination and the final examination.
Khaleda Gani Dutt
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
This course, Special Education, Disability and Learning (UQ147F), will be given on distance Spring Term 2021.
The web registration period will be open from 28 December 2020 to 7 January 2021 for students who applied to the course through Universityadmission. Register online by logging in to Ladok.
Erasmus students will be registered by the course administrator.
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