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Course content

Areas of study include the significance of the relationship between individual and environmental factors seen through:

  • Perspectives and human rights, inclusion and the rights for persons with disabilities
  • Global and Nordic perspectives on inclusive education
  • The ecological system theory
  • Assessment and observation based on a bio-psychosocial understanding of human functioning and development – International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

Learning outcome


The course will give you knowledge about the complexity between environmental factors and individual suppositions in human development and learning processes.


At the end of the course you will be able to analyse the complexity of the relationship between individual and environmental factors in inclusive practices, with a special focus on education for persons with disabilities.


You will also be able to evaluate the quality of educational practices with a special focus on  the significance of contextual and cultural perspectives in implementing education for all, with a special focus on education for persons with disabilities.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

This course is compulsory for students registered on the Special Needs Education Programme.

This course is also open for international exchange students at Master's level with a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent. 

Number of places for exchange students: approximately 15 

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with SNE3110 – Education for All


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Literature studies
  • Student group work
  • Canvas 


  • Individual written 4 hour examination

Previous exams

Digital examination

The written 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 written examinations using Inspera.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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 Faculty will provide information and guidelines about the re-sit examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

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 autumn


Every autumn

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