Peer Support for Students with Disabilities
Code: 86437
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge:
Take exam: Studomat
English level:

0,0,0

The lecturer is not able to offer courses in English at this time.
Warning: This course is not active in this academical year
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Practicum 105
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
Course description
Enabling students to provide quality peer support for students with disabilities in the academic setting.

e-learning level 1
english level 0

Competency
The course is declared as a university course and is not tied to a particular study programme.

Learning Outcomes
1. maintain quality social contacts in the context of peer support
2. examine the social context and their own attitudes values ++towards people with disabilities
3. recognize ethical challenges in providing peer support
4. explain and support with arguments the applicability of social policy in direct work with people with disabilities
5. write work plans for providing peer support
6. provide peer support to students with disabilities in the academic setting


Week plan
1. Peer support (1 lecture + 1 exercises) Introduction to peer support. The analysis of concrete examples, a student with a disability and his peer - provider of support - establish adequate and appropriate form of support.
2. General characteristics of persons with disabilities (5 lectures + 3 exercises) Definition of basic concepts, classification of impairments and disabilities, active policy measures, support models. The etiology and phenomenology of physical disability; capabilities and limitations of students with physical disabilities; barriers to students with physical disabilities in higher education and the possibility of overcoming them. Visual impairment (blindness and low vision; characteristics, capabilities and specificities of the functioning of students with visual impairments, difficulties in everyday academic life of students with visual impairments, the possibility and importance of support). Understanding hearing impairment (deafness and hearing loss; specificities in the field of adoption of speech and language; sign communication; the needs in the higher education system; support system). Specificities, characteristics and needs of the persons students with deafblindness and the support system in their daily academic activities. Sensitization to the needs of the students with disabilities in the academic setting.
3. General characteristics of persons with disabilities (5 lectures + 3 exercises) Definition of basic concepts, classification of impairments and disabilities, active policy measures, support models. The etiology and phenomenology of physical disability; capabilities and limitations of students with physical disabilities; barriers to students with physical disabilities in the higher education and the possibility of overcoming them. Visual impairment (blindness and low vision; characteristics, capabilities and specificities of the functioning of students with visual impairments, difficulties in everyday academic life of students with visual impairments, the possibility and importance of support). Understanding hearing impairment (deafness and hearing loss; specificities in the field of adoption of speech and language; sign communication; the needs in the higher education system; support system). Specificities, characteristics and needs of persons students with deafblindness and the support system in their daily academic activities. Sensitization to the needs of the students with disabilities in the academic setting.
4. General characteristics of persons with disabilities (5 lectures + 3 exercises) Definition of basic concepts, classification of impairments and disabilities, active policy measures, support models. The etiology and phenomenology of physical disability; capabilities and limitations of students with physical disabilities; barriers to students with physical disabilities in the higher education and the possibility of overcoming them. Visual impairment (blindness and low vision; characteristics, capabilities and specificities of the functioning of students with visual impairments, difficulties in everyday academic life of students with visual impairments, the possibility and importance of support). Understanding hearing impairment (deafness and hearing loss; specificities in the field of adoption of speech and language; sign communication; the needs in the higher education system; support system). Specificities, characteristics and needs of persons students with deafblindness and the support system in their daily academic activities. Sensitization to the needs of the students with disabilities in the academic setting.
5. General characteristics of persons with disabilities (5 lectures + 3 exercises) Definition of basic concepts, classification of impairments and disabilities, active policy measures, support models. The etiology and phenomenology of physical disability; capabilities and limitations of students with physical disabilities; barriers to students with physical disabilities in the higher education and the possibility of overcoming them. Visual impairment (blindness and low vision; characteristics, capabilities and specificities of the functioning of students with visual impairments, difficulties in everyday academic life of students with visual impairments, the possibility and importance of support). Understanding hearing impairment (deafness and hearing loss; specificities in the field of adoption of speech and language; sign communication; the needs in the higher education system; support system). Specificities, characteristics and needs of persons students with deafblindness and the support system in their daily academic activities. Sensitization to the needs of the students with disabilities in the academic setting.
6. General characteristics of persons with disabilities (5 lectures + 3 exercises) Definition of basic concepts, classification of impairments and disabilities, active policy measures, support models. The etiology and phenomenology of physical disability; capabilities and limitations of students with physical disabilities; barriers to students with physical disabilities in the higher education and the possibility of overcoming them. Visual impairment (blindness and low vision; characteristics, capabilities and specificities of the functioning of students with visual impairments, difficulties in everyday academic life of students with visual impairments, the possibility and importance of support). Understanding hearing impairment (deafness and hearing loss; specificities in the field of adoption of speech and language; sign communication; the needs in the higher education system; support system). Specificities, characteristics and needs of persons students with deafblindness and the support system in their daily academic activities. Sensitization to the needs of the students with disabilities in the academic setting.
7. Human rights (2 lectures + 0 exercises) Introduction to the importance of human rights, especially of persons students with disabilities. International and regional instruments for the protection and promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities. National frameworks and institutions for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. Advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.
8. Human rights (2 lectures + 0 exercises) Introduction to the importance of human rights, especially of persons students with disabilities. International and regional instruments for the protection and promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities. National frameworks and institutions for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. Advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.
9. Accessibility of higher education to persons with disabilities (2 lectures + 3 exercises) A review of existing legal regulations that enables work on assuring equal opportunities for students with disabilities in the higher education system of the Republic of Croatia; overview of the special rights of students with disabilities; analysis of the current state of accessibility to higher education institutions in the Republic of Croatia. Specific needs of students with disabilities and the obstacles they encounter in the academic environment through practical examples. Forms of support for students with disabilities (institutional, individual).
10. Accessibility of higher education to persons with disabilities (2 lectures + 3 exercises) A review of existing legal regulations that enables work on assuring equal opportunities for students with disabilities in the higher education system of the Republic of Croatia; overview of the special rights of students with disabilities; analysis of the current state of accessibility to higher education institutions in the Republic of Croatia. Specific needs of students with disabilities and the obstacles they encounter in the academic environment through practical examples. Forms of support for students with disabilities (institutional, individual).
11. Basics of multiculturalism (2 lectures + 2 exercises) Introduction to the theory and practice of multicultural education and multicultural counseling. The three-part model of multicultural competence. Sensitization to work with people with disabilities.
12. Basics of multiculturalism (2 lectures + 2 exercises) Introduction to the theory and practice of multicultural education and multicultural counseling. The three-part model of multicultural competence. Sensitization to work with people with disabilities.
13. Attitudes toward people with disabilities (1 lecture + 2 exercises) The definition of attitude and attitude components. Origin of attitudes. The relationship between attitude and behavior. Changing attitudes. Attitudes towards people with disabilities. Using a questionnaire on the attitudes toward people with disabilities.
14. Ethics (2 lectures + 2 exercises). Ethical principles in the relationship between a student and an assistant - a student with disabilities. Ethical issues and dilemmas in the relationship between a student and an assistant - a student with disabilities. Peer support skills (0 lectures + 10 exercises) The importance of recognizing our own feelings and the feelings of others. Appropriate display of feelings. The importance of empathy in human relations. Developing skills of empathy. Setting boundaries in relationships. Assertiveness skills. Academic skills (0 lectures + 2 exercises) The components of responsible and assertive learning. Cooperative learning. Planning and organizing time. Devising individual plans (0 lectures + 5 exercises) On the basis of acquired knowledge and skills, each student, under supervision, devises an individual support plan for the upcoming semester.
15. Ethics (2 lectures + 2 exercises). Ethical principles in the relationship between a student and an assistant - a student with disabilities. Ethical issues and dilemmas in the relationship between a student and an assistant - a student with disabilities. Peer support skills (0 lectures + 10 exercises) The importance of recognizing our own feelings and the feelings of others. Appropriate display of feelings. The importance of empathy in human relations. Developing skills of empathy. Setting boundaries in relationships. Assertiveness skills. Academic skills (0 lectures + 2 exercises) The components of responsible and assertive learning. Cooperative learning. Planning and organizing time. Devising individual plans (0 lectures + 5 exercises) On the basis of acquired knowledge and skills, each student, under supervision, devises an individual support plan for the upcoming semester.


Grading
ECTS credits are obtained upon receiving the confirmation that the student has passed the course. Student will obtain ECTS credits if
1) they attend a preparatory workshop,
2) devise individual peer support plans that receive positive evaluation,
3) provide peer support under the individual plan,
4) attend supervision.
Literature:
1. semester
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KOM-dipl (4397): Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
PSI (1860) - Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory studij - Psychology

2. semester
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KOM-dipl (4397): Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KRO (16533); Izborni predmeti na dvopredmetnom studiju kroatologije - Mandatory studij - Croatology
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
PSI (1860) - Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory studij - Psychology

3. semester
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KOM-dipl (4397): Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KRO (16533); Izborni predmeti na dvopredmetnom studiju kroatologije - Mandatory studij - Croatology
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
PSI (1860) - Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory studij - Psychology

4. semester
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KRO (16533); Izborni predmeti na dvopredmetnom studiju kroatologije - Mandatory studij - Croatology
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
PSI (1860) - Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory studij - Psychology

5. semester
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KRO (16533); Izborni predmeti na dvopredmetnom studiju kroatologije - Mandatory studij - Croatology
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History

6. semester
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KOM (2945) - Izborni kolegiji 1. - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
KRO (16533); Izborni predmeti na dvopredmetnom studiju kroatologije - Mandatory studij - Croatology
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
POV (1833) - Izborni kolegiji / radne grupe - Mandatory studij - History
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