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* Retrieved from Course syllabus UQK701 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course takes its starting point in the interdisciplinary nature of the special needs education.The course addresses how the view on special education questions varies based on different scientific starting points and at different historical periods.The importance of individual, social and organisational factors for the pupil's learning and socialisation is emphasised.
The focus is the responsibility of the school to give all pupils conditions for learning independently of physical disability, ethnicity, gender and social class.Furthermore, it is treated how the organisation of the teaching can have consequences for processes of social inclusion and exclusion
The course covers different possibilities to work preventively and to identify barriers for development and learning on societal and school level, as well as at individual level, in collaboration with others, and ways to remove these barriers.Furthermore, different forms of special education efforts and supportive services are highlighted, in and outside the school.
To meet the student's need for knowledge of special education application in relevant subjects, the course is directed towards the main field of the education.
The placement of the course, 1 credit, gives the future teacher knowledge of special education activities in relevant field of education.

Intended learning outcomes

Official course syllabus see link to Stockholm University

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • EXA1 - Oral and written group assignment, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • EXA2 - Written individual assignment, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web UQK701

Offered by

Stockholm University

Main field of study

Technology, Technology and Learning

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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