SNE3310 – Counselling and innovation

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course runs together with SNE4310 – Counselling and Innovation.

Areas of study include:

  • Counselling approaches
  • Facilitation of support groups
  • Innovation in education

Learning outcome

The course contributes to:


  • Knowledge and understanding of the professional role of an adviser/counsellor within the field of special needs education
  • Knowledge about theory and practice of innovation


  • Skills in counselling
  • Skills in school innovation towards inclusion


  • Competence in school innovation
  • Competence as group facilitator of caregivers


This course is only open for international exchange students at bachelor's Level.

Number of places: approximately 15 


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Some basic knowledge in special needs education or other relevant discipline, equivalent to a minimum of 10 credits.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with SNE4310 – Counselling and Innovation

Students admitted to this course can not apply for course SNE4310 – Counselling and Innovation at Master's level.


  • Lectures
  • Seminars and project work
  • Literature studies
  • Group work with audiovisual material
  • Group and plenary discussions
  • Practical exercises in counselling

Obligatory activities

Participation in practical exercises


Attendance at lectures and seminars is compulsory. You are allowed to be absent for a maximum of 20%.


Canvas is the learning management system for education at UiO. On Canvas you may find detailed information about the teaching and exams for the courses you are enrolled in. On Canvas you may participate in learning activities, submit assignments and interact with groups.

In addition, we use Canvas to share relevant information for students of the course. Keep up to date on the announcements!   

Visit the Department of Special Needs Education’s website to find information about upcoming events such as seminars, conferences and disputations. For updates on social activities, follow the student council, Fagutvalget, on Facebook.


  • Individual written assignment (e.g. case).

The compulsory component must be completed and approved before you are allowed to take the exam. 

Previous exams

Digital home examination

The home examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera.You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

 Read more about home examinations using Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

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

Resit an examination

Students who do not pass an exam may have a second attempt as soon as it is possible to arrange. This is called a re-sit examination. The re-sit examination is held within 3 months of the original examination.

Students who have passed their exam, but who wish to improve their grade may not participate in a re-sit examination. You may take an exam to improve your grades at the next time the course has an ordinary exam, as long as you have not already used all three attempts. The Department will provide information and guidelines about the re-sit examination.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

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