SNE4120 – Towards Inclusive Education

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Course content

This course is a component in the first semester of the two-year Special Needs Education Programme.

The course offers different perspectives on how to implement inclusive education in pre-school, school and other relevant settings:

  • Resource-based communication and mediation
  • Strategies for early intervention
  • Inclusion in pre-school and school
  • Development of individual education plans
  • Structuring flexible curricula

Learning outcome

The course contributes to:


  • Knowledge about development of inclusive practices
  • Knowledge in the field of curriculum (didactic)on macro and micro level
  • Basic knowledge in the field of curriculum (didactic)of individual and class/group support of learning and development
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to plan, implement, assess and revise individual learning processes in group- and class relations
  • Knowledge about core concepts of resource-based special needs education towards inclusion


  • Skills in educational differentiation and in planning, implementing, assessing and revising individual learning processes in group- and class relations
  • Skills in inclusive practices
  • Skills in recourse-based interaction, communication and mediation with individuals and groups/classes on preschool and school levels


  • Competence in planning, implementing, assessing and revising individual, group- and class curricula
  • Competence in inclusive practicing


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. 

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with SNE3120 – Towards Inclusive Education


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Literature studies
  • Student group work with audio-visual material
  • Student group and plenary discussions

Compulsory activities

  • Group work based on video recordings

Read more about attendance requirements


Individual assignment

Previous examinations

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.

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.

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.

Read the comprehensive, periodic evaluation of «SNE4120 - Towards Inclusive Education Autumn 2013

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