Special needs education is a part of the field of pedagogy that also has important relations to other fields of research. Within special needs education, various difficulties are in focus that emerge within pedagogical settings. These settings are education, socialisation and learning in different historical, social and cultural contexts. Empirical fields are the whole educational system from preschool to higher education and also working life and informal settings.
It is important within the field to identify and analyse processes within pedagogical environments that provide the individual with prerequisites for participation, learning and development. The courses offer a deeper introduction to the historical development of the field and a deeper insight into different perspectives of special needs education in research and institutional activities.
You are offered possibilities to develop your ability of independent and critical reflection on central notions within research on special needs education, such as the relation between pedagogy and special needs education, and inclusion and exclusion within pedagogical activities. The courses also develop your theoretical and methodological knowledge and abilities and offer you possibilities to broaden as well as deepen your interests within special needs education as a research field.