Diversity in School Learning Environment from a Special Education Perspective

10 hp

This course is available for exchange students interested in special needs education as well as for students admitted to the Special Teacher Programme? and the Special Pedagogue Programme?. The course includes special education in a multicultural context, educational policy and practice in relation to learning needs, social inclusion and participation. Emphasis is placed on ways of understanding Special Educational Needs and the relevance of these understandings to practice. Another significant part of the course is the concept ability related to learning processes and social and legal issues. The students develop their abilities to use relevant concepts and theories for describing and analyzing a range of learning settings and to offer access technology and assistive devices for individuals with special educational needs.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.