Special (Inclusive) Education (18 months, Master of Arts)

Description

This course aims at providing knowledge regarding the pedagogical, political, philosophical, theoretical and historical aspects of special integrative and inclusive education and also at providing knowledge and skills for identifying, evaluating and effectively responding to the needs of children with disabilities (special needs).

Employment Opportunities

Schools, Research, Activist Organizations, Educational Consultancy.

Program Outline



Οι φοιτητές/τριες του Μεταπτυχιακού Προγράμματος «Ειδική (Ενιαία) Εκπαίδευση» πρέπει να συμπληρώσουν τις πιο κάτω πιστωτικές μονάδες / ECTS για την απόκτηση του πτυχίου:



Δομή Προγράμματος Π. Μονάδες ECTS
Υποχρεωτικά Μαθήματα Κορμού 6 16
Υποχρεωτικά Μαθήματα Κορμού 9 30
Μαθήματα Επιλογής 9 24
Διπλωματική Εργασία 6 20
Σύνολo Πιστωτικών Μονάδων/ECTS 30 90


Υποχρεωτικά Μαθήματα Κορμού 6 Π. Μονάδες 16 ECTS
Κωδικός Τίτλος Μαθήματος Π. Μονάδες ECTS
EDG599 Μεθοδολογία Εκπαιδευτικής Έρευνας 3 10
EDG609 Κοινωνιοπολιτισμικά Θέματα της Εκπαίδευσης 3 6


Υποχρεωτικά Μαθήματα Κορμού 9 Π. Μονάδες 30 ECTS
Κωδικός Τίτλος Μαθήματος Π. Μονάδες ECTS
EDI612 Ενιαία Εκπαίδευση: Αναπηρία και Διαφοροποίηση 3 10
EDI630 Εκπαίδευση Παιδιών με Αναπηρίες: Από τη Θεωρία στην Πράξη 3 10
EDΙ610 Η Αναπηρία στην Κοινωνία και στο Σχολείο 3 10


Μαθήματα Επιλογής 9 Π. Μονάδες 24 ECTS

Επιλογή τριών (3) μαθημάτων

Κωδικός Τίτλος Μαθήματος Π. Μονάδες ECTS
EDI605 Αναπηρίες που Σχετίζονται με τη Νοητική και Γνωστική Ανάπτυξη 3 8
EDI606 Ψυχοσυναισθηματικές Αναπηρίες 3 8
EDI608 Σύγχρονα Θέματα στην Ενιαία Εκπαίδευση 3 8
EDI614 Συνεργασία Σχολείου Οικογένειας και Συμβουλευτική Γονέων Παιδιών με Αναπηρία 3 8
EDI627 Τεχνολογία και Αναπηρία 3 8
EDI629 Διαπολιτισμική Εκπαίδευση 3 8
EDI632 Ανάπτυξη Προγραμμάτων και Ενιαία Εκπαίδευση 3 8
EDI647 Σχολική Εμπειρία Ι 3 8
EDI648 Σχολική Εμπειρία ΙI** 6 20
EDΙ604 Σωματικές και Αισθητηριακές Αναπηρίες 3 8
N/A Μάθημα από άλλο σχετικό μεταπτυχιακό κλάδο 3 8


Διπλωματική Εργασία 6 Π. Μονάδες 20 ECTS

Διπλωματική Εργασία ή Επιλογή δύο Μαθημάτων

Κωδικός Τίτλος Μαθήματος Π. Μονάδες ECTS
EDG695 Διπλωματική Εργασία 6 20
Μαθήματα Επιλογής Έρευνας

(Επιλογή ενός μαθήματος έρευνας από τα πιο κάτω)

Κωδικός Τίτλος Μαθήματος Π. Μονάδες ECTS
EDG681 Ποσοτικές Προσεγγίσεις Έρευνας στις Επιστήμες της Αγωγής 3 12
EDG682 Ποιοτικές Προσεγγίσεις Έρευνας στις Επιστήμες της Αγωγής 3 12
N/A και ενός (1) Μαθήματος Επιλογής Κατεύθυνσης 3 8



*Overall only one (1) course of this provision may be selected by the student throughout the completion of the program requirements.

 

**The student may register to this course over and above his/her three (3) Elective courses and over and above the 30 Credits/90 ECTS which are required for the successful completion of the master program and being granted the postgraduate degree diploma.

 

For the successful completion of the master program and the award of the postgraduate title the student is expected to complete the program’s requirements as shown above (total 30 credits, 90 ECTS) with a grade point average (G.P.A) of 2.5, or higher, according to the University regulations.


Objectives & Outcomes

Γενικοί Στόχοι

The course aims to:

  • Provide knowledge regarding the pedagogical, political, philosophical, theoretical and historical aspects of special integrative and inclusive education within the local context of Cyprus and also within an international context.
  • Provide knowledge and skills for identifying, evaluating and effectively responding to the needs of children with disabilities in the mainstream school.
  • Provide knowledge and skills in research in the field, of Special (Inclusive) Education.
Συγκεκριμένοι Στόχοι

The course aims to:

  • Provide knowledge and encourage critical thinking related to the different philosophies that prevailed during time regarding the education of children with disabilities.
  • Provide knowledge and encourage critical thinking related to the policy applied for the education of children with disabilities.
  • Provide knowledge and skills for the effective education of all children within the context of Inclusive Education.
  • Provide knowledge and skills that will make students capable of managing different cases of children with disabilities that are included in the mainstream school.
  • Enhance students’ knowledge and skills for conducting, studying and critically evaluating research projects and research models in the field of Special (Inclusive) education in order to have a dynamic role as educators and/or researchers.
  • Cultivate participants’ positive attitudes regarding the education of children with disabilities in the mainstream school.
Μαθησιακά Αποτελέσματα

By the end of the program, students are expected to:

  • Design, conduct and present educational research on a master’s degree level and evaluate research projects within the field of inclusive education.
  • Deepen their understanding in designing research and analysing data with statistical techniques that are utilised in research within the field of Inclusive Education or designing, conducting and presenting advanced qualitative research.
  • Complete postgraduate research on a specialised topic of Inclusive Education.
  • Analyse and explain the relation among philosophy and education or understand institutions, procedures and results of contemporary educational systems from a sociological perspective or examine/comment/discuss theories and research findings of educational psychology and apply different psychological theories in educational practice or develop attitudes that are necessary to teachers in order to meet the needs of cultural diversity.
  • Understand and analyse the factors which lead to the construction of disability concepts, which are created from society and are transferred to the educational system as well as the political, historical and sociological aspect of the evolution of Inclusive Education in Cyprus and abroad, and also the basic characteristics of children with different disabilities and of children who constitute minority/ies in a school.
  • Differentiate with regards to teaching practices and teaching material having as an axis the effective support of all students in an inclusive classroom.
  • Design programmes which will meet the individual needs of children with disabilities and the needs of the curriculum and its approach towards inclusive education.
  • Analyse and apply contemporary educational approaches for children with physical and sensory disabilities, and/or respond to the needs of children with intellectual or cognitive disabilities, within the school context or/and understand the characteristics of children with psycho-emotional difficulties and design/ apply techniques for early identification and intervention.
  • Develop further counselling and communication skills for effective collaboration with the parents of children with disabilities.
  • Analyse and discuss contemporary theoretical views, trends and practices or/and specialized issues concerning or/and impact on the theory and practice of inclusive education in Cyprus and abroad.
  • Use technology as a mean for differentiating learning and instruction in an inclusive classroom and the overall pedagogical process as it is organised within the school and also as a tool for accessibility in helping people with disabilities to access the society of knowledge.
  • Become familiar with the educational setting of Inclusive Education and acquire school experience through the practical application of the content of their studies.

 

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Careers & Employment

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