Study guide's FEdu - Special Education, BA (Education), 2019-20 information (E)

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Special Education, Bachelor's Degree

The basis for the Special Education Programme is provided by the multidisciplinary and constantly changing tasks aimed at different age groups in the field of special education as well as scientific research conducted in the field. The Special Education Programme provides diverse skills for expert tasks in special education and research as well as guidance and counselling. The programme can qualify the teacher for special education posts in either early childhood or primary and secondary education, but also in vocational institutions. The main disciplines of science in this programme are special education, education, psychology, logopaedics and sociology.

The studies focus on children’s development and deviations in it, identification of development and the prerequisites for learning, various interventions, the many facets of planning and implementing teaching, and special education leadership. The contribution of the home and society to the child’s development is also discussed in depth. Key vocational areas include early childhood education, primary and secondary education, rehabilitation and institutional care as well as various research and administrative functions within the educational, disabled welfare, social welfare and health care sectors.


Learning Outcomes (Bachelor of Arts (Education)): 


The student is familiar with the main concepts, methods, scientific traditions, theories, research results and methodology of his or her own discipline of science.

The student knows how to analyze knowledge obtained through research on growth, development, teaching and learning and how to apply this knowledge in different environments.

The student is familiar with the principles of inclusive education.

Working method and application (skill)

The student knows how to plan, implement and report on a small-scale study, compose reports needed in working life and evaluate the reliability of different sources of knowledge.

The student is familiar with mechanisms and documents of educational planning, such as curricula, and knows how to analyze and apply them meaningfully.

The student knows how to consider individual needs related to growth and learning and how to take them into account in her or his own activities.

The student is capable of evaluating his or her own activity and to act empathetically, ethically, cooperatively and with pedagogical tact in different functions in the field of education.

The student knows how to interpret the social and global links of education and identifies his or her social responsibility as a pedagogical expert.

The student knows how to evaluate and analyze human interaction and its psychological foundations from the viewpoints of equality, human rights and caring.

Responsibility, leadership and entrepreneurship

The student knows how to define and identify the various areas of responsibility in the field of education and how to evaluate his or her placement and interest in different sectors of working life.

The student has the basics to function in expert and management duties in his or her own field in an independent and responsible manner as part of a multi-professional work community.


The student is capable of evaluating his or her own development and taking responsibility for the development of individual groups and persons, taking into account the continuum of lifelong learning.

Key skills of lifelong learning

The student is capable of taking part in discussion in his or her field of science in mother tongue, the second national language and one foreign language, both orally and in writing.

The student is capable of continuous learning and developing and evaluating his or her own competence.


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