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Course Code: 
ED 340
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Course Objectives: 
The course will introduce the foundational principles of educational psychology and their application for the purpose of enhancing classroom practice.
Course Content: 
The course content includes  learning theories associated with motivation, instruction and learning.  This course focuses upon behaviorist, constructivist, and social leaning theories with a particular emphasis upon instructional implications in classroom applications.


Course Methodology: 
Teaching Methods: 1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
Assessment 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 Outcomes




Assessment Methods
Students will be able to explain the terms related with the theories of learning and instruction   6,11 1 A,B


Students will be able to interpret the relationships between the learning theories and instructional approaches   6,11 1,5 A,B
Students will be explain learning processes and role of the learner in terms of learning theories   6,11 4,5 A,B
Students will be understand role of the teacher in terms of learning theories.   6,11 3, 5 A,B
Students will be explain relationship between motivation and learning.  


6,11 4,5 A,B
Students will be explain relationship between student needs and  different instructional models   6,11 3,5 A,B


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2 Basic concepts of learning and instruction  
3 Behaviorism: Connectionism, Classical and Operant Conditing  
4 Behaviorism: Instructional Applications  
5 Social Cognitive Theory: Conceptional Framework  
6 Social Cognitive Theory: Instructional Applications  
7 Midterm  
8 Information Processing Theory: Memory model, Attention and Perception  
9 Information Processing Theory: Instructional Applications  
10 Constructivism: Assumptions and Perceptives  
11 Constructivism: Instructional Applications  
12 Neuroscinence of Learning  
13 Brain Based Instructional Practices  
14 Learning Styles and In structional practices  



Recommended Sources

Textbook Dale Schunk,Learning Theories:An Educational Perspective.Pearson Publishing
Additional Resources Joyce, Weil and Models of Teaching Pearson Publishing




Mid-terms 1 30
Assignment 1 40
Total   70
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    
11 Learning varieties and skills of being group leader and implementing them         X
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



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 15 2 30
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 2 30
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Ödev 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     66
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     2.64
ECTS Credit of the Course     3