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Course Code: 
ED 101
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to teaching profession, educational theories, procedures and techniques, assessment tools, and sources of education and teaching information.
Course Content: 

Basic concepts of education and training; aims and functions of education; relationship of education with other fields and sciences; legal, social, cultural, historical, political, economic, philosophical and psychological foundations of education; method in educational sciences; school and classroom as an educational and learning environment; current developments in teaching profession and teacher training; trends in education in the twenty-first century.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Case Study 3. Problem Solving Method 4. Discussion 5. Demonstration 6. Group Work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Written exam 2. Multiple choice test 3. Filling in the blanks 4. True & False 5. Oral exam 6. Portfolio

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Evaluation Techniques
1) Understands and explains the basic concepts of education. 1,2,3,4,7,10 1,3,4 1,2,3,4
2) Knows the characteristics of effective teachers. 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10 1,3,4 1,2,3,4
3) Compares the basic philosophies in the field of education. 1,3,4,5 1,3,4 1,2,3,4
4) Understands the sociological foundations of education. 1,2,3,5 1,3,4 1,2,3,4
5) Explain the historical framework and development of education. 1,9 1,3,4 1,2,3,4
6) Knows the important pioneers in the field of education. 1,2,3,4,5 1,3,4 1,2,3,4
7) Recognizes educational theories. 4,5,7 1,3,4 1,2,3,4


Course Flow

Week Topics Preparation
1 General Introduction to the Course Lecture notes
2 Education, basic concepts of education Lecture notes
3 The teaching profession, teachers' roles and responsibilities Lecture notes
4 Effective teacher-student communication Lecture notes
5 Assignment / article / film criticism for the course Student materials
6 Philosophical and sociological foundations of education Lecture notes
7 Psychological foundations of education Lecture notes
8 Psychological foundations of education Lecture notes
9 Education Theories Lecture notes
10 Historical foundations of Turkish education Lecture notes
11 Pioneers in education Lecture notes
12 Education Trends in the 21st Century Lecture notes
13 Effective teaching/education Lecture notes
14 Revision Lecture notes



Recommended Sources


Lecture Notes  
Recommended Reading Çelikkaya, H. (2013). Eğitim Bilimlerine Giriş, 6th ed. Ankara: Pegem Academy Publishing.


Oktay, A. (Ed.). 2007. Eğitim Bilimine Giriş. Ankara: Pegem Academy Publishing.


Orstein, A.C. and Levine, D.U. (2008).  Foundations of Education, 10th ed. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.


Bartlett, S. and Burton, S. (2007). Introduction to Education Studies. California: Sage Publications Inc. 


Gordon, T. (2017). Etkili Öğretmenlik Eğitimi. Profilkitap



Material Sharing

Materials In class or via e-mail.



Midterm 1 30
Short exam -  
Homework 1 30
Total   100
Contribution of Final Exam to Success Grade   40
Contribution of Term (Year) Learning Activities to Success Grade   60
Total   100


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Having knowledge of past, basic though and principles of the PCG, and implementing PCG         X  
2 Comprehending meaning and importance of the coordination, consultation/consulting and supervision in the PCG field, and implementing them       X    
3 Having knowledge of ethical rules accepted by national and international PCG associations, and implementing them         X  
4 Learning to accept everyone as they are / with all kind of features by the multicultural approach       X    
5 Learning theories/information about cultural awareness, cultural social justice, solution of conflicts, and other cultural behaviors; for development and health of human soul, mind and body, and implementing them     X      
6 Learning theories related to the development, learning and personality development so as to facilitate positive development and wellness of individual for his/her life time, and implementing them       X    
7 Understanding the environmental factors affecting normal and abnormal behaviors, psychopathology, disability conditions and crisis during his/her development process,     X      
8 Learning and implementing the career consulting, processes, techniques and sources, career development and decision-making model so as to include those applied to certain groups in the global economy   X        
9 Learning psychological consulting theories, being aware and use of intervention techniques suitable for counselees in practice     X      
10 Learning group process, roles and behaviors of group members, group working, therapeutic factors, and principles and techniques of group dynamics containing developmental stages   X        




Activities Number Duration
Work Load
Duration (hour) 15 3 45
Prestudy 15 2 30
Midterm 1 3 3
Short exam - - -
Homework 1 6 6
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload     87
Total Workload / 25 (h)     3,48
ECTS Credit     3