Supporting Students with Learning Difficulties
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Course code
KAT7046.HR
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Õpiraskustega õpilase toetamine
Course title in English
Supporting Students with Learning Difficulties
ECTS credits
6.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Eliis Ait (language of instruction:Estonian)
Course aims
Raise awareness when noticing learning difficulties, support competence in assessing students' learning competences and subject skills, and supporting students in teaching.
Brief description of the course
Expression and causes of learning difficulties. Peculiarities of the development of learning competence in students with the peculiarities of cognitive processes. Difficulty reading, understanding and composing text, writing and calculating. Manifestation of learning difficulties in different subjects at different school levels. Assessing (part of) writing, reading and numeracy skills and supporting learner development. Developing metacognitive awareness and metacognitive skills in enhancing learning. Individualization of learning, selection, preparation and adaptation of study material, adaptation of learning environment. Individual curriculum.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- orients himself / herself in the requirements of the national curricula in the Estonian language and mathematics curricula and is able to assess the conformity of the child 's knowledge and skills to them;
- is able to assess and find out the level of the learner's study skills and subject-related (reading skills, text comprehension and creation, writing and mathematics skills) and take this into account when planning the learning process and shaping the learning environment;
- knows different methods and working methods for teaching a learner in need of support and is able to select, compile or adapt suitable teaching materials;
- has a tolerant and ethical attitude in creating equal opportunities and valuing individual characteristics in the conditions of inclusive education.
Teacher
Additional information
This course is a part of acquiring the teacher, level 7 elective competence Supporting a student with special educational needs during the studies of a subject teacher and class teacher.

Study programmes containing that course
Primary School Teacher (KAKLI/22.HR)
Primary School Teacher (KAKLI/21.HR)
Primary School Teacher (KAKLI/20.HR)
Teacher of Foreign Languages (GRVOM/22.HT)
Teacher of History and Civic (AIAOM/22.HT)
Teacher of Natural Sciences in Secondary School (MLGLM/22.LT)
Teacher of Physical Education (TSKOM/22.LT)
Vocational Teacher (KAKPM/22.HR)
Teacher of Technology Education (KUIKM/22.LT)
Teacher of Mathematics (MLMOM/22.DT)
Teacher of Estonian Language and Literature (EKEOM/22.HT)
Teacher of Russian Language and Literature (SKVOM/22.HT)
Teacher of Computer Science (IFIOM/22.DT)
Teacher of Several Subjects (KAMOM/22.HR)
Teacher of Natural Sciences in Secondary School (MLGLM/21.LT)
Teacher of Mathematics (MLMOM/21.DT)
Teacher of Foreign Languages (GRVOM/21.HT)
Teacher of Computer Science (IFIOM/21.DT)
Teacher of Russian Language and Literature (SKVOM/21.HT)
Teacher of Physical Education (TSKOM/21.LT)
Teacher of Technology Education (KUIKM/21.LT)
Teacher of Several Subjects (KAMOM/21.HR)
Teacher of Estonian Language and Literature (EKEOM/21.HT)
Teacher of History and Civic (AIAOM/21.HT)
Teacher of Computer Science (IFIOM/20.DT)
Teacher of Physical Education (TSKOM/20.LT)
Teacher of Natural Sciences in Secondary School (MLGLM/20.LT)
Teacher of Russian Language and Literature (SKVOM/20.HT)
Teacher of Mathematics (MLMOM/20.DT)
Teacher of Several Subjects (KAMOM/20.HR)
Teacher of Estonian Language and Literature (EKEOM/20.HT)
Teacher of Foreign Languages (GRVOM/20.HT)
Teacher of History and Civic (AIAOM/20.HT)
Teacher of Estonian Language and Literature (EKEOM/19.HT)
Teacher of Foreign Languages (GRVOM/19.HT)
Teacher of Russian Language and Literature (SKVOM/19.HT)
Teacher of Computer Science (IFIOM/19.DT)
Vocational Teacher (KAKPM/19.HR)
Teacher of Technology Education (KUIKM/19.LT)
Teacher of Several Subjects (KAMOM/19.HR)
Teacher of Natural Sciences in Secondary School (MLGLM/19.LT)
Teacher of Mathematics (MLMOM/19.DT)
Teacher of History and Civic (AIAOM/19.HT)
Teacher of Physical Education (TSKOM/19.LT)
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