Inclusive Education

Information of the study programme

Name of the programmeInclusive Education
Type and level of qualification: Second Cycle (Master Study Programme)
Official length:2 years
ECTS: 120
Option of Study: /
Obtained academic or professional title: Master Professor of inclusive pedagogy

Admission requirements and selection criteria in the case of limited enrolment

Access to the Inclusive Education study programme is granted to candidates who completed one of the study programmes, listed below:

 

a) first cycle study programmes from specific disciplines (bullet 1, Article 38a of the ZViS), pedagogy, andragogy, social pedagogy, special and rehabilitation pedagogy, speech and language therapy and education of the hard hearing, visually impaired education and the pedagogy of specific learning difficulties, classroom teaching, psychology and social care, worth a minimum of 180 credits without additional requirements.

 

b) First cycle study programmes from other professional disciplines (bullet 2, Article 38a of the ZVis) worth at least 180 ECTS credits, provided that the candidates complete other study requirements needed for further study prior to enrolment. The study requirements are set by the Faculty Committee for Second Cycle Study Programmes, while they comprise from 10 to 60 ECTS credits. Candidates can complete these study requirements during their first cycle studies, within training programmes, or by passing exams prior to enrolment in the master’s study programme.

 

c) Higher professional study programmes adopted in accordance with the legal provisions applicable prior to 11 June 2004 from specific professional disciplines, listed under section 29a.

 

d) Other higher professional study programmes adopted in accordance with the legal provisions applicable prior to 11 June 2004, from other professional disciplines provided the completion of the study requirements crucial for further study. The study requirements are set by the Faculty Committee for Second Cycle Study Programmes, while they comprise from 10 to 60 ECTS credits. Candidates can complete these study requirements during their first cycle studies, within training programmes, or by passing exams prior to enrolment in the master’s study programme.

 

e) Admission to the programme is also granted to candidates who have completed equivalent education abroad, and who enrol under the same requirements which apply for candidates who completed their education in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in the study programme they must complete the procedure for recognition of education for the purpose of further study.

 

Criteria for selection of candidates in case of enrolment limitations:
The Faculty can adopt a decision on limited enrolment if the number of applied candidates who meet all admission requirements significantly exceeds the number of available student places. In this case the Faculty can select candidates on the basis of the following criteria:
• GPA attained during the first cycle studies (60 %),
• grade for the thesis or other work for completion of studies* (10 %),
• completed education** from the field of education of risk groups and youth, counselling, personal development, guidance and organisation (30%).

 

* If candidates did not produce a thesis or other work for completion of studies the GPA attained during the first cycle studies is considered as 70% of selection criteria.
** The candidates must provide proof of their competencies listed under the third bullet above (i.e. certificates on completed education in the relevant fields).

 

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Criteria for transferring between study programmes

Transfer between programmes is carried out pursuant to Criteria for transfer between study programmes (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia No. 95/2010). Transfer between programmes stands for transfer of the student from the first study programme in which he/she enrolled, and the continuation of studies at the master's study programme of Museum education (the second study programme). Transfer is possible between study programmes providing for comparable competencies at the end of the studies and allowing for the recognition of at least half of the ECTS credit requirements of the first study programme in relation to obligatory subjects of the second study programme (Article 6 of Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia No.95/2010).

 

If in the process of recognition the applicant is recognized 60 ECTS credits, he is allowed to enrol in the second year of the master's study programme of Inclusive Education.

In this case the transfer is possible, as follows:
a) from the master study programmes of relevant professional areas that are specified in the entry requirements for the respective study programme,
b) from university study programmes, which were adopted before 11 June 2004 of relevant areas of expertise that are specified in the entry requirements for the respective study programme,
c) the conditions for transfer are also fulfilled by the applicants who completed equivalent education programmes abroad and transfer under the same conditions that apply for candidates who completed their education in Slovenia.

 

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Criteria for recognizing knowledge and skills acquired prior to enrolment in the programme

Prior to enrolment in the study programme the acquired knowledge in the content and scope that match the learning contents of the courses in the master's study programme of Inclusive Education may be recognized as the student's fulfilled requirements. The Postgraduate Studies Committee for the Master Study Programmes of the Faculty of Education adopts the decision of the recognition of knowledge and skills acquired before enrolment; the decision is taken upon the student's written application, his/her submitted written certificates and other documents, attesting to meeting the criteria of successfully gained knowledge and content thereof in accordance with Rules of Procedure and Criteria for Recognition of Informally Acquired Knowledge and Skills, adopted by the Senate of the University of Ljubljana at its
session on 29 May 2007, and with Rules of procedure and criteria for recognition of informally acquired knowledge and skills, adopted at the session of the Senate of the Faculty of Education on 18 May 2006.

 

The key principles, taken into account, are, as follows:
• Each applicant has the opportunity to apply for the recognition of informally acquired knowledge and experience,
• The applicant shall provide all evidence necessary for the evaluation of his/her informally acquired knowledge and experience,
• Evaluation of the competencies shall be predominantly based on the educational objectives and entry requirements of the study programme that the applicant would like to enrol in,

• Competencies proved to have been acquired and properly documented, shall be recognized regardless of the place and manner, in which they were acquired,
• The used methods shall provide for reliable assessment, the evaluation results shall be documented accordingly, by the issued certificate.

 

A maximum of 60 ECTS credits of knowledge acquired outside the scope of the study programme can be recognized to
a) Applicants who completed the undergraduate study programmes of relevant* areas of expertise, assessed with 240 ECTS credits.
b) Applicants who completed the university study programme adopted before 11 June 2004 of relevant areas of expertise.


*Relevant areas of expertise are specified in the entry requirements section for the respective study programme.

 

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Conditions for progression through the programme

The general requirement for progression from Year 1 to Year 2 is the completion of study requirements worth at least 54 ECTS credits. Students must complete study requirements for the remaining ECTS credits in the following year. If students fail to acquire 54 ECTS credits they can – by complying with the criteria and procedures pursuant to Article 153 of the University Statutes – enrol in the following year.

 

Students can repeat a year provided that they complete at least 50% of all study requirements.

 

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Conditions for completion of the course

The study programme does not include any components, which could be completed individually.

 

In order to complete the programme candidates must acquire all credits for all components of the study programme. Thereby, applicant can request for the recognition of credits acquired at other higher education institutions in Slovenia or abroad (mobility) and(or credits awarded on the basis of recognised knowledge and skills, provided that the credits were acquired in accordance with the law, University Statutes and Faculty regulations, and they were approved by the Faculty bodies.

 

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Assesment methods

In accordance with the baselines developed in the Tuning project, the assessment covers all levels of knowledge: the emphasis is on the understanding, the use, didactic aspects and reflection (in accordance with the planned study outcomes in the course syllabus). The traditional forms of assessment (midterm examinations, written / oral examinations, seminar
papers) upon taking into account the particularities of individual subjects, are supplemented by projects and research, portfolios, practical products; real problem solving, solving tasks (problems), etc.. are included, as well. The criteria and methods for testing and evaluating the learning outcomes are provided for in the course syllabuses.

 

The assessment scale is in line with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and he faculty rules (ranging from 1-10; from 1-5 fail, from 6-10 pass) Individual grades are dependent on the level and scope of the learning outcomes, and are determined by the assessment criteria.

 

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Study programme curriculum

1st semester:

Compulsory general course: Educational Practice Research (6 ects)

Compulsory professional course: Basics of Special Education and Rehabilitation (6 ects), Learning and Teaching students with special needs (6 ects), Counseling (6 ects)

General elective course: General elective course (6 ects)

General elective courses: Didactics, Developmental and Pedagogical Psychology, Theory of Education, Sociology of Education, Philosophy of Education, Andragogy, Creating a Cooperative Culture

 

2nd semester:

Compulsory professional course: Social Pedagogy Concepts (18 ects), Individualized Education Programme (6 ects)

Elective joint course: Elective course from the range of courses offered at the
Faculty of Education and the University of Ljubljana (6 ects)

 

3rd semester:

Compulsory general course: Scientific Research Methodology (3 ects), Inclusive Education in a Global Society (3/6 ects), Inclusive Orientation of School/Kindergarten (3/6 ects)

Compulsory professional course: Social-Pedagogical Diagnostics and Work Strategies (6 ects), Special-Pedagogical Diagnostics and Work Strategies (6 ects), Social and Educational Aspects of Inclusion (6 ects)

 

4th semester:

Compulsory professional course: Practice (6 ects), Inclusive Professional Operation (6 ects)

Elective professional course: Elective professional course (6 ects)

Master’s thesis (12 ects)

 

Professional Elective courses: Integrative Counseling Model, Interaction and
Communication, Psychosocial Work with Reagard to Mental Health, Work with a Family, Overcoming Barriers and Difficulties in Communication, Language and Speech, Giftedness in Learning Context, Educational Plan of School and Kindergarten, Theoretical and Experiential Bases of Supervision, Human Resource Management, Group Management and Group Dynamics, Learning Difficulties in Mathematics

 

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