To create opportunities for developing an appreciative approach to working with students with special needs in the context of inclusive education.
To support the development of preparedness for intentional professional activities that are founded on ethical convictions;
To create prerequisites for acquiring knowledge about students with special needs;
To support the skill to analytically reflect upon their professional prerequisites for working with people with special needs.
Brief description of the course
Specialness and society: stances, motives and attitudes to treating people with special needs, teaching students with special educational needs in the context of inclusive education. Disease and disability, life cycle-based approach to the student. Special educational needs, speech, intellectual, auditory, visual and mobility-related disabilities, learning and behavioural difficulties, disorders on the Autism spectrum – noticing, initially responding to and supporting such students in the learning and educational process. Protecting disabled people and the legislative framework.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- possesses theoretical knowledge about the primary actions of noticing and supporting students with special educational needs;
- is aware of general education policy trends in the context of special needs, orients within the terms used in special pedagogy, is aware of the primary principles of adapting and modifying teaching;
- is able to formulate, present and argue on the relevant positions of their specialty;
- has awareness based on ethical convictions; values the rights of students with special needs and discusses their development possibilities in society;
- reflectively analyses their professional prerequisites, experiences and opportunities.