At the successful completion of the course, the student can
describe specific learning difficulties, intellectual disability
and giftedness. She/he can identify the causes of barriers to
learning and theoretical approaches that underpin our
understandings of these barriers. She/he can explain how
multicultural aspects, specific learning difficulties, intellectual
disability and giftedness are connected with learning, and
understands how different pedagogical approaches can be used to
support the diverse needs of learners.
|More literature information and extra material
Literature assignment to be agreed with the course leader.
1. Swanson, H.L., Harris, K.R. & Graham, S. (eds)
2003. Handbook of learning disabilities. New York: The Guilford
Press. (available on EBrary).
2. Glynn, T., Wearmouth, J. & Berryman, M. 2005. Supporting
Students with Literacy Difficulties. Maidenhead: Open University
Press, McGraw-Hill Education. (available on EBrary)
3. Harris, J.C. 2006. Intellectual Disability: Understanding its
Development, Causes, Classification, Evaluation, and Treatment. New
York: Oxford University Press. (available on EBrary)
4. Sternberg, R.J. (ed) 2004. International Handbook of
Intelligence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (available on