Erasmus Course: Special Education Needs, Inclusive Teaching and Inclusive Teaching and Intercultural Competences
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Autumn course 2021: From 30 August to 17 December, 2021.
The Department for Teacher Education, Campus Esbjerg, provides a 4-month modular course specially designed for both foreign and Danish students.
The classes are organised as lectures, self-studies and with a variety of methods with focus on practice-oriented exercises, case studies and research findings. As special needs education is a constantly evolving field, recent and cutting-edge research and topical debates will enter classroom discussions and other teaching and learning activities.
The programme comprises 30 ECTS.
Special education needs and inclusive teaching is meant to impart to students' professional skills and a professional judgement in planning, implementing and evaluating teaching students who find themselves challenged by the learning environment of regular classrooms so as to be able to consider special needs, challenges and resources of individual learners vis-á-vis resources offered institutionally.
Headlines of the course
Module 1: Inclusive Teaching (10 ECTS)
The course module takes its point of departure in relational developmental systems / psychology in its conception the child itself, its relationships, experiences and actions vis-á-vis inclusive teaching in an effort to unravel the challenges and special needs of a child subjected to governmentally instituted inclusive classroom reforms.
Fundamental topics, knowledge and methodologies are presented from a general vantage point, which is a prerequisite for a teacher to plan, implement, and evaluate inclusive teaching.
Module 2: Classroom Management and Inclusion (10 ECTS)
The course module introduces inclusive teaching with special reference to components in pedagogy, psychology and educational science of importance to planning, implementing and evaluating (the effectiviness of) teaching efforts addressing students in inclusive and differentiated learning environments. Hence, the course module introduces differentiation and other teaching principles together with a broad range of methods of how to approach inclusive teaching as a component integrated in a regular learning classroom environment as well as individual and independent inclusive teaching activities.
Eventually, the course module focusses on classroom management conceived of as a skill of managing, organising and collaborating with classrooms in the light of differentiated teaching and inclusive pedagogy
Module 3: Intercultural Competences (10 ECTS)
The starting point for this module is the subject matter of culture, including intercultural competence and English as an international language. We focus on culture, identity, and development of intercultural competence in the perspective of a targeted age group. We work theoretically and empirically with authentic English texts and media in the widest sense.
- Intercultural competence in encounters between different cultures and in relation to one’s own culture
- Culture and society in English speaking countries and in relation to global challenges
- Theory of culture and cultural understanding
- Cultural encounters in a global perspective
- Text and media literacy
- Linguistic variation in the English-speaking world
- English as an international language
- International co-operation including IT-based opportunities
We will continuously focus on the teacher student’s own linguistic development in terms of the content of this module.
The course targets students of student teachers for pre-primary, primary and secondary schools, social education and early childhood education.
The student is able to plan, implement, evaluate and develop inclusive teaching sequences. Both special needs as a focus and Danish school culture in inclusive perspectives will be part of this course.
Each course module includes assessment based on oral and/or written presentation. At least 80% attendance is required in each course module.
The course requires English language skills on a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages(CEFR). All course materials will be in English, and the language of instruction is English.
1 May 2021