NB Language of instruction is English
This course focuses on theory and research surrounding learning and the ongoing evaluation of learning for special needs children in general education settings. The course begins with a description of a data-based, problem-solving approach to the development of effective intervention programs for students with learning and behavioral difficulties. Emphasis is placed on the use of ongoing progress monitoring data to systematically evaluate the effects of instruction on the learning trajectories of special needs children, and to help educators build effective individualized programs for these students. The focus of the course then shifts to the cognitive and neurological processes underlying learning. An emphasis is placed on how such processes affect the ability of special needs children to learn (including both academic and behavioral learning), and on how knowledge of these processes can help to inform educators about the design of instructional programs for students with special needs.
- Evaluate and discuss research surrounding use of a data-based, problem-solving approaches for the development of intervention programs for students with learning and behavioral difficulties.
- Evaluate and discuss research on methods for monitoring the progress of individual students with disabilities.
- Describe recent insights into the cognitive and neurological processes of learning for special needs children.
- Evaluate and discuss the implications of these recent insights for the improving learning for special needs children.
Mode of instruction
Lectures, presentations, and discussion.
- Formulate and answer discussion questions from the assigned readings each week. Questions form the basis for the weekly discussion.
- Work as a group to lead the class discussion about the assigned readings.
Study material will consist of recent book chapters as well as primary research articles from leading journals in education, psychology, and cognitive science.
Please note that separate uSis registration is mandatory for lectures, seminars, exams and re-exams. Student who do not register, cannot attend courses or take exams.
- Registration for the lectures of the course is possible as of 100 calendar days through 10 calendar days before the first lecture at the latest;
- Registration for the seminars of the course is possible as of 100 calendar days through 10 calendar days before the first seminar at the latest.
Student must register for each exam through uSis. This is only possible until 10 calendar days before the exam. More information on exam registration.
NB The exam of this course is a paper. This means that you do not have to register yourself for this exam in uSis.
During this course professor Espin holds offices one hour immediately after classes. She can also be reached by email.