SPED1010 - Special Needs Education: Language, Communication and Socialization
Language, Communication and Socialization takes up socialization, language and communication from the social, developmental psychology and special needs education perspectives.
The course covers the following topics:
- Socialization, language and cognitive development
- Language, communication and communication theories
- Linguistics and social linguistics
- Socialization, learning and language stimulation
- Various forms of language and communication difficulties
The course will provide knowledge about central areas of development that are of importance in the field of special needs education.
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International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Formal prerequisite knowledgeNo obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.
Instruction is given in the form of weekly lectures. Throughout the entire spring term, there will be obligatory PBL-groups for students in the Bachelor’s programme in Special Needs Education, along with voluntary seminars for students who are only enrolled in the course. Both the PBL groups and the seminars are based to a large degree on student activity.
A written individual theoretical assignment delivered to the department or an oral presentation in seminar must be approved before the student can take the examination. For students enrolled in the Special Needs Education programme (who are also taking the course SPED2020), participation and presentation in PBL groups counts as delivery of the individual theoretical assignment.
More information about this will be available at the start of each term.
The examination consists of a 6-hour long written individual test at the end of the spring term. The grade is awarded on an alphabetic scale from A to F, with A to E for passing. A is the best grade and F is fail.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
- request an explanation of your grades
- appeal about your grades
- make a complaint about formal exam errors
Resit an examination
You can usually resit an exam, but the conditions depend on whether you had a valid reason for absence from the regular exam. Read more about resitting an exam.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.