Norway, Oslo

Special Needs Education

when 28 June 2010 - 6 August 2010
duration 6 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS
fee USD 3635

The course provides knowledge of and serves as a forum for discussion of children’s rights, barriers to learning, development and participation that may be the result of various environmental factors, disabilities and other causes. Emphasis will be on the enrichment brought about by learner-centered approaches towards quality education for all in inclusive classes and communities, the importance of partnership with parents and the need for resource services. The Norwegian educational framework, together with the students’ own backgrounds and experiences provide a basis for discussion.

This course is offered in cooperation with the Department of Special Needs Education (DSNE) at the University of Oslo.

Course leader


Target group

Graduate students

Course aim

The main objective of the course is to develop insight into and competency in learner-centered education in inclusive environments, at home, at school and in society at large.

Credits info

9.9 ECTS
Written assignment prepared before arrival in Norway on legal framework in student’s home country regarding rights to education and other services for children with special needs. Compulsory group work on comparatively focused topics based on the preparat

Fee info

USD 3635: On campus fee, room & board included