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MGLU5223 - Special educational opportunities and challenges in reading, writing and mathematics

About

New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

Reading and writing difficulties and mathematics difficulties are among the most common causes of special education. The course provides competence in preventing and mapping reading and writing difficulties and mathematics difficulties, and initiating system- and individual-oriented measures. The prevention and resource perspective is central to the course.

Contents

  • Prevention
  • Mapping
  • Outline, execute and evaluate measures
  • Learning and aids
  • Cooperation, guidance and competence development of colleagues, parents and other partners
  • Specific difficulties such as primary and secondary difficulties
  • Specific difficulties in a life cycle and system perspective
  • Ethical and legal issues

Learning outcome

Knowledge

The student has in-depth knowledge of:

  • reading and writing difficulties and mathematics difficulties
  • different strategies for prevention and mapping of students with reading and writing difficulties and mathematics difficulties and how this can form the basis for targeted measures at both individual and group level
  • how reading and writing development and mathematical development interact with the child's general development in areas such as language, professional development, self-perception, motivation, and social competence
  • legislation and rights that are relevant to the subject area

 

Skills

The student can

  • provide training and guidance in a preventive perspective
  • facilitate training for individual students and groups of students who have challenges with reading, writing and arithmetic
  • be included in dialogues on special educational topics with students, parents, colleagues and other partners
  • apply for new knowledge from national and international research and assess its validity and relevance

General competence

The student

  • can analyze relevant professional and ethical issues related to special education work
  • can apply theory and knowledge of relevant research within the topics covered by the course, both in a school context and in research and development work
  • can communicate about academic issues related to the field with students, parents, colleagues and other partners

Learning methods and activities

The forms of work will vary between lectures, talks, seminars, group work and individual work and the use of digital tools. Exploratory work methods are central. In the course, great emphasis is placed on connection to the field of practice as a field of study and as an arena for professional practice.

Seminars, discussions and other professional collaboration are important forms of work and learning, and it is expected that all students contribute actively. Such activities also form the basis for skills, acquisition of subjects and the subject's discourse, and it is therefore important to participate in the teaching.

Some seminars, exercises and group work are mandatory. This will be stated in the semester plan.

Compulsory assignments

  • A written and an oral work requirement related to mapping
  • A written and an oral work requirement related to measures

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work requirements:

  • A written and an oral work requirement related to mapping
  • A written and an oral work requirement related to measures

The work requirements must be carried out in groups

Compensatory work is provided in the event of absence in teaching related to work requirements.

Mandatory work requirements are considered approved / not approved.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7)
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10)

Required previous knowledge

The student must have passed the courses "Introduction to special education" (30 ECTS), "PEL 2" (15 ECTS) and "PEL 3" (15 ECTS) or equivalent to be able to begin the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU14008 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
LGU54007 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
LGU14024 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
LGU54028 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Facts

Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release
2021-12-14

Submission
2021-12-16


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15:00

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Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
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  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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