Course code Peda3032

Credit points 2

Inclusive Pedagogy

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation19.02.2014

Responsible UnitInstitute of Education and Home Economics

Course developer

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Laura Šīmane-Vīgante

Mg. psych.

Prior knowledge

Peda2030, General Pedagogy and Psychology

Peda2051, Didactics I

Peda2052, Didactics II

Peda2053, Didactics III

Psih2029, Developmental Psychology

Course abstract

Development, aims, objectives and the basic principles of inclusive education in Latvian and European context;
Different attention and mental disorders and their educational and communicational specifics;
Sensory defects, physical disabilities and special features that should be considered in educational process;
Minorities and individuals with congenital or acquired diseases integration into the educational system.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge: to understand the specificity of mental disorders (Down's syndrome, Autism, Asperger's syndrome, etc.) and attention disorder (ADD , ADHD , OCD , etc.);
Theoretical understanding of specifics of congenital and acquired diseases as well as the language system disorders.
• Skills: to be able to distinguish and identify theoretically acquired diagnoses and disorders in practice, also to recognize and adapt to each individual characteristics;
To be able to use inclusive pedagogical methods;
• Competence: to develop personal empathy with children and young people who are in need of inclusive education ;
To be able to co-operate with representatives of the minorities;

Compulsory reading

1. Freimanis I. Ieskats speciālās skolas darbā. Rīga: RaKa, 2007. 271 lpp.
2. Liepiņa S. Speciālā psiholoģija. Rīga: RaKa, 2003. 312 lpp.
3. Inclusive Education: a global agenda. Pijl, S.J., Meijer, C.J.W., & Hegarty, S. London: Routledge, 2002.
4. Loreman T., Deppeler J., & Harvey D. Inclusive Education: A Practical Guide to Supporting Diversity in the Classroom. London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2005. 273 p.

Further reading

1. Andrēziņa R. Bērnu garīgā veselība. Rīga: Nacionālais Apgāds, 2010. 42 lpp.
2. Skola visiem. Palīgs pedagogiem, psihologiem un vecākiem. Rīga: SAC, 2002. 391 lpp.
3. Tūbele S., Šteinberga A. Ievads speciālajā pedagoģijā. Rīga: RaKa, 2004. 112 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

3. International Journal of Inclusive Education. Publishedby Taylor and Francis Group. ISSN (printed) 1360-3116. ISSN (electronic) 1464-5173.