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Special Pedagogics

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAA0402
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: SA 2014V
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 1 (2015)
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2015

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
10S-SA-1A2015-01-05 – 2015-06-05Riku Niemistö, Sannamaija PulkkinenFinnish2014-12-08 – 2015-01-12
11S-SA-1B2015-01-05 – 2015-06-05Riku Niemistö, Sannamaija PulkkinenFinnish2014-12-08 – 2015-01-12

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 and Other Learning Resources/Tools

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.