Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9202045642015Concept Development and Concept Teaching in Primary Science EducationElective124
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
At the end of this course, students will able to comprehend basic features about concept development and concept teaching; and they will be able to be informed of which methods and techniques can be used in teaching science concepts.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Pınar Çavaş
Learning Outcomes
1Students will be able to explain basic elements of concept development.
2Students will be able to recognize the importance of concept development for child.
3Students will be able to explain views about concept development.
4Students will be able to recognize different methods and techniques used in concept teaching.
5Students will be able to analyze studies related to concept learning and teaching in science education
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Learning Theories, Definition of the concept, concept development processes, concept teaching techniques using in science education, concept maps, semantic features analysis, knowledge maps, misconceptions, determination and remediation of misconceptions, conceptual change, refutational texts, learning theories, learning cycle approach, constructivism, multiple intelligence theory
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of course contents and evaluation criteria to the students.
2Learning, teaching and instruction concepts
3Learning theories: Piaget ve Vygotsky
4Definition of concept, its properties, the importance of concepts.
5Formation of the concept, cognitive processes used in concept formation
6The importance of concept teaching in science education.
7Methods used in concept teaching , semantic feature analysis, concept net
8Concept maps, knowledge maps, brain maps, worksheets.
9Alternative conceptions, diagnosing alternative conceptions, developing diagnostic instruments
10Conceptual change, cognitive conflict, conceptual change texts, refutational texts
11Gagne and Ausubel’s Learning theories, Learning cycle approach
12Examination of national research related to concept teaching and alternative conceptions in science teaching.
13Examination of national research related to concept teaching and alternative conceptions in science teaching.
14Examination of international research related to concept teaching and alternative conceptions in science teaching.
15Examination of international research related to concept teaching and alternative conceptions in science teaching.
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Driver, R., Guesne, E. & Tiberghien, A. (1998). Children’s Ideas in Science, Open University Pres. White, R. & Gunstone, R. (1992). Probing Understanding, Falmer Pres. Abruscato, J. (2000). Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach. Allyn & Bacon Pres. Abell, S. K. & Lederman , N. G. (2007) (Eds). Handbook of Research in Science Education. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. Bahar, M. (2006). (Ed). Fen ve Teknoloji Öğretimi. Pegema Yayıncılık. Çepni, S. 2008. (Ed). Kuramdan Uygulamaya Fen ve Teknoloji Öğretimi, Pegema Yayıncılık, 7. Baskı, Ankara.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11010
Final Examination11010
Quiz14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination5210
Individual Study for Final Examination515
Reading8216
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)121
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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