Special Pedagogics

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSAA0402
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 4.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SA-2010   1 spring   4.0   2011-01-05   2011-06-17  
S-SA-2011   1 spring   4.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
S-SA-2012   1 spring   4.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
S-SA-2013   1 spring   4.0        
SA-2014   1 spring   4.0        
SA-2014V   1 autumn   2.0        
SA-2014V   1 spring   2.0        
SA-2015   1 spring   4.0        
SA-2016   1 spring   4.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student gets familiar with special education´s ideas of man, objectives and practices. The student will learn to recognize and evaluate the need for special education.

Student's Workload

The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Social and emotional problems in growing and development. The need for special education. Supporting a child with special needs. Special groups in day-care centres. Possibility for support in schools. Special pedagogics and adulthood. Supported employment.

Recommended or Required Reading

Ladonlahti, T. & Naukkarinen, A & Vehmas, S. (toim.) 1998. Poikkeava vai erityinen?: erityispedagogiikan monet ulottuvuudet. Jyväskylä. Atena.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, independent studies.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 4-5: The student knows to evaluate, analyse and make comparisons in the field of assignments in special pedagogics. The student is capable of forming a general view of the significance of different factors in the work of social services.
Grade 3: The student knows how to apply and use the concepts of special pedagogics in new situations and in problem-solving.
Grade 1-2: The student knows to explain and interpret the concepts of special pedagogics.

Assessment Methods

Group work 50 %, exam 50%. Numeric evaluation.