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Special Pedagogy

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SA00BC66
Curriculum: SA 2021
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 1 (2021-2022)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Järvelä, Tiina
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2021-2022

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001SA2021-1A2021-12-09 – 2022-06-03Tiina JärveläFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3002SA2021-1B2021-12-09 – 2022-06-05Tiina JärveläFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

- understands the values associated with diversity and is aware of their own attitudes
- outline operating environments and support systems for special needs education
- gets acquainted with the concepts, theoretical approaches and operating models of special needs education

Student's Workload

Student workload: 3 x 27 = 81 hours, of which lectures 33 hours.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

- Kasvatustieteen ja varhaiskasvatuksen perusteet
- The course cannot be completed with the AHOT procedure.


- strengthen their own theoretical knowledge of special education and training
- strengthen their own ability to face difference
- masters the key concepts of special needs education
- gets acquainted with the operating environment of special education

Regional Impact

The student gets acquainted with the regional operating environments of special education.


The student becomes acquainted with international research.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Moberg, S., Hautamäki, J., Kivirauma, J., Lahtinen, U., Savolainen, H., Vehmas, S., Erityispedagogiikan perusteet.2015. WSOY oppimateriaalit.
Other study material will be announced at lectures.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Participation in teaching, lectures, exam.

Assessment Criteria

After completing the course, the student is able to

Grade 1. present the historical and theoretical development lines of special education.
Grade 2. defines the key concepts in the field of special education and knows the related sciences
Grade 3. identify international and national trends in the field of special needs education
Grade 4. describe the emphases of special pedagogy research activities
Grade 5. make use of information sources in the field of special needs education

Further Information

The student gives feedback on the course through the Spark system.