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Course Code: 
ED 101
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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. Emphasis is placed on emprically-based theories, theoretically based educational interventions, and current issues in the world of teaching, learning, and education.
Course Content: 

This is an interactive cooperative learning course in which topics are presented by the instructor, discussed, and analyzed critically in the classroom according to the needs and the interests of the students to upgrade the understanding about learning and development with its both theoretical and practical aspects through satisfactory performance on written assignments, case studies, and examinations, and through participation in reading and discussion, students will demonstrate.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Written exam, 2. multiple-choice test, 3. Space-filling, 4. Right-Wrong type, 5. Oral examination, 6. Portfolio

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Evaluation Techniques
1) Understand the foundations of education and teaching 1,5,6 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
2) Comprehend the structure of learning and teaching and the individual and social issues in learning and teaching 1,5,6 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
3) Understand the knowledge of major sources of education and teaching information available through the internet, computer-based guidance systems, and printed materials 1,5,6,15 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
4) Comprehend the education including multicultural and gender issues 1,4,5,6,11,17 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
5) Apply the theories of education and teaching on various fields 1,4,5 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3

Course Flow

Week Topics Preparation
1 General Introduction to the Course  
2 Limits and Promises of Education  
3 Teachers, Teaching, and Educational Psychology  
4 The Politics of Education  
5 The History of Education  
6 The Sociology of Education  
7 The Philosophy of Education and Its importance for Teachers  
8 Schools as Organizations  
9 Teacher Professionalization  
10 Curriculum, Pedegogy, and Transmission of Knowledge  
11 Equality of Opportunity and Educational Outcomes  
12 Explanation of Educational Inequality  
13 Educational Reform and School Improvement  
14 Motivation in Learning and Teaching  

Recommended Sources

Required Reading Sadovnik, Alan. 2006. Explorig Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education.
Jonson, Tony 2008. Philosophical Documents in Education.
Recommended Reading Kılıç, Durmuş. 2009. Eğitim Bilimine Giriş. Nobel Yayım Dağıtım.


Material Sharing




Homework 1 25
Project 1 25
Final Homework 1 50
Total   100
Contribution of Final Exam to Success Grade   50
Contribution of Term (Year) Learning Activities to Success Grade   50
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            
3 Having knowledge of ethical rules accepted by national and international PCG associations, and implementing them            
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            
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        
11 Learning varieties and skills of being group leader and implementing them            
12 Gaining understanding to assess individual and group approaches within framework of multicultural society     X      
13 Comprehending and implementing standardized and non-standardized tests containing the environmental assessment, performance assessment, individual and group assessments and inventory methods, psychological testing, and behavioral observations, as well as basic concepts of other assessment techniques       X    
14 Learning qualitative and quantitative scientific research methods, comprehending importance to make research in the field of PCG and to present results in written, and implementing them     X      
15 Learning how to use internet and technology for accessing information, sharing information, professional development and data analysis         X  
16 Sticking to confidentiality principle in the PCG services, believing that benefiting from the PCG services is open to everyone for their life time on voluntarily basis       X    
17 Understanding the barriers before education of students who need special education and supporting students in these fields       X    


COURSE CATEGORY Lecture on Specialized Field
Activities Number Duration
Work Load
Duration (hour) 15 2 30
Prestudy 15 2 30
Homework 1 2 2
Project 1 2 2
Final Homework 1 2 2
Total Workload     66
Total Workload / 25 (h)     2,64
ECTS Credit     3