Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
School Experience * YDI   413 7 1 3 10

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Prof.Dr.ZUHAL OKAN1. Öğretim Grup:A
Prof.Dr.ZUHAL OKAN1. Öğretim Grup:B
Initial teacher training is visualized essentially as an interactive process bringing together three people working within a triad towards a common purpose; 1.the university supervisor, 2.the school-based mentor teacher, 3.the student teacher. Each member of this triad brings to the student teaching experience a set of expectations for the other members. It is therefore both highly recommended and essential that all three participants in the process meet in the first weeks of the semester to collaboratively develop and plan a program of activities which meets the needs of student-intern, within the context of assigned school.
What is lesson observation, why observation is done, what purposes observation serves, classroom observation tasks, training observe to perform lesson observation, the importance of task-based observation,

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Students have knowledge on theory, practice and terminology in the area of learning and teaching English as a foreign language
Knowledge on the basic concept, theories and movement in the areas of linguistics, culture, literature, translation and communication.
Knowledge on learner variables such as age, level, learning styles and strategies and their impact on the process of learning and teaching English
Students have knowledge on qualitative and quantitative research methods in the area
Students can reconstruct knowledge by using pedagogical skills, and develop lesson plans, methods, materials, activities and assessment samples by taking learners´´ ages, levels and needs into account
Use information technologies effectively in the process of planning both learning and teaching by taking developmental characteristics and individual differences of learners into account
Analyze teaching materials with a critical perspective and adopt and develop these teaching materials
Evaluate the problems in the process of English language teaching and offer effective solutions to these problems
Use teaching methods and techniques in order to develop learners´´ critical and creative thinking skills, and problem solving skills
Evaluate the students´´ learning outcomes multi-directionally by using various methods
Students can take responsibility as an individual and as a member of a team to solve the problems in English language teaching and can develop pedagogical knowledge and skills in a continuous manner
Develop independent behavioral skills such as taking initiative and being creative in teaching practices
Students can recognize themselves as individuals and use their strengths and learn from their weaknesses
Use the ways to access information effectively
Use language learning strategies effectively
Students can use information and communication strategies in the area of English language teaching
Be aware of cultural factors at a national and international level which might be influential in English language teaching
Students can recognize the structure, purpose and function of the National Education System and act in accordance with the legislation, democratic, social, scientific and cultural values, and professional code of ethics
Communicate with the school administration, parents, colleagues and non-governmental organizations in order to develop individual, psychological, ethical, social and cultural skills of learners
Students can have professional self-confidence and grasp , internalize and implement social and cultural responsibilities as a teacher

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Oriantation to Schools Inroduction to the system
2 Your department in school Information given in the folder
3 Lesson Planning Information given in the folder
4 Lesson Observation Schedule Information given in the folder
5 Qestioning techniques Information given in the folder
6 Conferencing with mentor teacher and university supervisor Problem statement, finding the sources of solutions
7 Classroom management Information given in the folder
8 Mid-Term Exam Information given in the folder
9 Instructional design of the mentor teacher Information given in the folder
10 Giving feedback, explaining Information given in the folder
11 Lesson Planning Different Methodology Sources, Mentor Teacher, University Supervisor
12 Teaching Material Preparation
13 Evaluation of Teaching Conferencing with Mentor
14 Assessment and Evaluation Conferencing with Mentor
15 Final works at school Portfolyo
16-17 Term Exams Portfolyo

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