SNE4200 – Education for Learners with Special Needs
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course is a component in the second semester of the two-year Master of Philosophy in Special Needs Education Programme.
Areas of study include:
Innovation in special and inclusive education.
The process of planning, implementing and evaluation of individual and environmental conditions for learning.
Individual educational planning related to different impairments and/or disabilities in:
- cognition, speech and language
- reading and numeracy
- sensory functions (vision and hearing)
- movement related functions and specific health conditions
- psychosocial functioning
- mental impairment
The course aims to enable students to understand
- the complexity of learning conditions, with a focus on the interaction between context and individual conditions.
- individual conditions for learning development related to different impairments and/or disabilities.
The students shall acquire skills in planning, implementing, evaluating education plans for learners with disabilities in an inclusive setting.
The students should be able to understand the principles of inclusive education and implement innovation in practice.
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.
The 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.
- Literature studies
- Group work with audiovisual material
- Individual and group assignments
- Group and plenary discussions
Observation and assessment based on video recordings are compulsory.
Successful completion of compulsory components is a necessary course requirement prior to examination.
- Individual written term paper to be delivered in the middle of the 2nd semester.
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.
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.
Use of sources and citation
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.
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
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.