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Education for Special Needs 1, 1-semester Programme
30 ECTS credits - 1 Semesters semester - Kristiansand
Qualified teachers (pre-school, general,
subject-specific teachers as well as teachers with a minimum of
one year's practical-pedagogical education)
Students attending the General Teacher Education Programme must have completed the first three years.
The programme will give students a professional and personal development in order to be well equipped to work with problems in shools, pre-schools and other activities in special needs education.
Students will receive an introduction to
central concepts and empirical research within the field of
special education. Focus will be on normality, differentiation
and disability. Legal and administrative initatives in
pre-school and school will be studied.
Further, insight will be given into methods relating to teaching and learning in work with children, adolescents and adults with special needs. Children and adolescents from ethnic minorities with special needs in education will also be discussed.
Arrangements for the recognition of prior learning are described in the information on the institution under "General arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal)".
For a description of the examination regulations, see the Examination Regulations of the University of Agder.
For information about the Norwegian grading system, see ECTS credits and grades. Specific information on grading for each course is found in the individual course descriptions.
The Examination Regulations of the University of Agder regulate the graduation requirements for each programme of study.
On successful completion of the programme,students
- have basic knowledge within the area of special needs education
- be able to plan and accomplish initiatives within the field of special needs education
- be conscious regarding ethical challenges with regard to the legal system, practice and
co-operation on different levels
- be able to reflect upon practice
Lectures, discussion groups, group work and individual study.
Individual written examination, individual oral examination and group report.
The programme qualifies students for working with children, adolescents or adults in pre-school, school and other places where special needs are found. Successful completion of the programme qualifies applicants for admission to the more advanced programme Special Education 2 .
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Faculty of Humanities and Education