Visually Impaired Education and the Pedagogy of Specific Learning Difficulties

The basic goal of the programme ‘Visually Impaired Education and the Pedagogy of Specific Learning Difficulties’ is to equip students for the quality execution of the continuum of programmes of educational and rehabilitation work for blind and visually impaired people and people with specific learning difficulties in various organisational forms, institutional and informal environments, and in all of the life periods. In the process of education, students of special and rehabilitation pedagogy will acquire:

  • the basic theoretical knowledge and understanding of the fields of fundamental and specialist pedagogical study and of the rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired people and people with deficiencies in particular areas of learning (SSLD),
  • the competences required for practical operation in the area of the verification and assessment of special needs, as well as of the planning, execution and evaluation of programmes implemented for these people,
  • the competences required for communication and team work with professional school workers and with the parents or guardians of people with special needs,
  • additional knowledge in the selected areas (facilitated by the selected subjects as well as the seminar and project work of students),
  • the fundamental knowledge that will enable ongoing professional development in the process of lifelong learning.

Information about the Study Programme

Name:Visually Impaired Education and the Pedagogy of Specific Learning Difficulties
Type:first cycle university study programme (UN)
Duration:4 years
Number of ECTS:240
Orientations:The programme comprises three components: an obligatory general subject and two orientations (subject areas of teaching)
Modules of the Study Programme:the programme does not have modules
Professional Title of the Graduates:Professor of Visually Impaired Education and the Pedagogy of Specific Learning Difficulties (UN)

 

Conditions for Enrolment and Criteria for Selection in the case of Limited Enrolment

A. General conditions for enrolment in the programme:

Anyone who has passed the matriculation exam or has, prior to 01.06.95, completed any four-year secondary school programme, is entitled to enrol in the stated study programme.
 
In principle, the number of enrolment places for full-time study is 30, and for part-time study 20.

 

B. Criteria for selection in the case of limited enrolment
If a resolution on limited enrolment is passed candidates will be selected with regard to:

  • general success in the matriculation or concluding exam - 60% of the points
  • general success in the 3rd and 4th years - 40% of the points.

 

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Subject schedule of the Study Programme with the Foreseen Responsible Persons

 

1st Year, 1st Semester

Didactics - 4 ECTS, Research Methods in the Field of SRP - 5 ECTS, Developmental Psychology with Pedagogical Psychology - 4 ECTS, Foreign Language - 4 ECTS, An Introduction to SRP – Theoretical and Legal Foundations  - 5 ECTS, Teaching and Instructing People with SN - 4 ECTS, Elective Subject D - 4 ECTS

 

1st Year, 2nd Semester

The Theory of Education - 4 ECTS, Developmental Psychology with Pedagogical Psychology - 6 ECTS, An Introduction to SRP – Groups of People with SN, Education - 5 ECTS, The Psychology of People with SN - 5 ECTS, The Fundamentals of Social Pedagogy - 4 ECTS, Ophthalmology - 6 ECTS

 

2nd Year, 3rd Semester

Adapted and Auxiliary ICT - 4 ECTS, Cooperation, Counselling and Team Work - 4 ECTS, An Introduction to Visually Impaired Education - 9 ECTS, Assessing Blind and Visually Impaired People - 9 ECTS, Elective Subject C - 4 ECTS

 

2nd Year, 4th Semester

Recognising and Assessing Special Needs - 5 ECTS, Fundamental Strategies for Working with People with Speech-Language Disturbances and with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  - 4 ECTS, Psychomotoric Development and Learning - 4 ECTS, Programmes and Work Methods for Blind People - 7 ECTS, Programmes and Work Methods for Visually Impaired People - 7 ECTS, Practice I - 3 ECTS

 

3rd Year, 5th Semester

Characteristics and Assessment of People with SSLD - 8 ECTS, Communication of Blind and Visually Impaired People - 9 ECTS, Orientation and Mobility - 9 ECTS, Learning and Communication Aids for Blind and Visually Impaired People - 4 ECTS

 

3rd Year, 6th Semester

The Philosophy of Education - 5 ECTS, Social Skills of Blind and Visually Impaired People - 9 ECTS, Rehabilitation of the Later Blind - 8 ECTS, Practice II - 4 ECTS, Elective Subject C - 4 ECTS

 

4th Year, 7th Semester

The Individualised Programme - 7 ECTS, Strategies for Working with Pupils with SSLD - 7 ECTS, Strategies of Inclusion and Psychosocial Adaption - 5 ECTS, Practice III - 3 ECTS, Elective Subject C - 4 ECTS, Elective Subject D - 4 ECTS

 

4th Year, 8th Semester

The Sociology of Education - 4 ECTS, Interactive and Environmentally Conditioned Learning Difficulties - 4 ECTS, Strategies for Working with Young People and Adults with SSLD - 5 ECTS, Practice IV - 5 ECTS, Elective Subject C - 4 ECTS, Elective Subject D - 4 ECTS, Graduation Project - 4 ECTS

 

Professional Elective Subjects (C) - each 4 ECTS

Teaching and Instructing Children with SN: Music Games, Pupils with Deficient Concentration and Hyperactivity, Expression with Movement/Assistance with Art, Computer Assisted Statistical Analysis of Data, Swimming Literacy of People with SN, Therapeutic Recreation for the Elderly, Social-Communication Skills and Difficult Behaviour, The Pedagogy of Maria Montessori, Creativity with Puppets

 

General Elective Subjects (D) - each 4 ECTS

Movement for Encouraging the Development of Communication, Adapted and Auxiliary ICT, Education and Gender, Movement Games for Children and Young People with SN

 

 

 

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