UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CURRICULUM STUDIES
EP 306: COUNSELLING AND SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (3 Units)
1. Course Lecturers: Dr. M. Mboya (Coordinator), Dr. C. Mauki
2. Students: Second year BA(ED) and BSC(ED).
Group A: Tuesday, 7.00-9.00am, Thursday 11.00am -12.00 noon
Group B: Tuesday, 10.00-11.00am, Thursday 7.00-9.00am.
The course is designed to introduce the field of counselling and special; education/exceptional children and youths to student teachers for the integration of such persons in the ordinary classrooms. Education students need to be aware of the presence of exceptional children and youths in the schools and the government’s efforts to establish programs for children and youths that need to be catered for educationally, socially and vocationally like all other students. These students also need some basics in offering counseling services to their students.
Objectives of the Course:
By the end of the course, Students should be able to:
1. Define concepts related to exceptionality
2. Exhibit insight into the field and scope of special education delivery
3. Identify persons with special education needs
4. Demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts in special education delivery
5. Apply both cognitive and behavioral theories of learning in teaching students with special needs in integrated settings
6. Demonstrate awareness of various techniques of handling persons with special education needs
7. Show insight in the field of guidance and counseling
8. Apply theories of counseling in helping students with special needs
PART 1: SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION
MODULE 1 : Foundations of Special Education (28-30 Oct.)
1.1 Development of Special Needs Education (2 hours)
1.2 Special Needs Education Service delivery options. (1 hours)
MODULE 2 : Categories of Learners with Special Needs (4/11/2014 to 4/12/2014)
2.1 Intellectual exceptionalities (4 hours)
(a) Gifted and Talented (b) Intellectual Disabilities
2.2 Communication Disorders (4 hours)
(a) Language Disorders (b) Speech Disorders (c.) Specific Learning Disabilities
2.3 Sensory Impairments (4 hours)
(a) Visual impairments (b) Hearing impairments
2.4 Emotional and Behavioural Disorders (1 hours)
2.5 Physical and Other Health Impairments (2hours)
(a) Physical impairments (b). Other health impairments & (c.) Severe and Multiple disabilities.
MODULE 3: Current Issues in Provision of Services for Learners with Special Needs (3 hours) (11/12/2014 TO 18/12/2014)
3.1 Educational Assessment of children with Disabilities
3.2 Early Intervention
3.3 Transition Issues
3.4 Working with families of Exceptional Learners
3.5 Advocacy Issues
TEST I: 14TH DECEMBER 2014
PART II: GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
1. Nature of guidance and Conselling (2 hrs) (6thand 8th January 2015)
(a) Meaning of guidance and Counselling and historical development
(b) Counselling as a professional field:
(c) The need for guidance and counseling
2. Counselling Methods and skills (3 hrs) (13thand 15th January 2015)
(a) Client-centred counselling Method
(b) Counsellor-centred counselling Method
(c) Eclectic counselling Method
(d) Counselling skills (3 hrs) (20 & 22nd January 2015)
(i) Basic skills (REUNDA)
(ii) Supporting skills:
3. Qualities and Characteristics of an Effective Counsellor. (1 hr) (27th January 2015)
4. The Counselling Interview (4 hrs) (27thJanuary to 3rd February 2015)
(a) Preliminaries, (b) Steps of counselling interview, (c) Types of counselling interview
(d) Types of counseling & (e) Categories of counseling
5. Educational Guidance and Counselling (2 hrs ) ( 5th– 10th Feb 2015.)
(a) Meaning of Educational guidance and counseling, (b) Study habits and skills
(c) Examination taking techniques
TEST 2: 8TH FEBRUARY 2015.
6. Career Guidance and Counselling (2 hrs) (12th/17th Feb 2015)
(a) Meaning of career guidance and counselling
(b) Occupational visits:
7. Appraisal of Guidance and Counselling (2hrs) ( 17th/19thFeb. 2015)
(a) Techniques of individual appraisal for guidance and counselling
(b) Use of tests in guidance and counselling
8. Ethical issues in counselingguidance (1 Hr) (19 February 2015)
Course Evaluation: `
· First Test: 20 percent
· Second Test: 15 percent
· Other assignments 5 percent
· Final Examination: 60 percent
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