COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Science Education * O   308 6 2 3 4

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 Assoc.Prof.Dr. Durmuş ASLAN
Instructors
Doç. Dr.Dr.DURMUŞ ASLAN1. Öğretim Grup:A
Doç. Dr.Dr.DURMUŞ ASLAN2. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The overall objective of this course, is to supply that the student teachers have knowledge about the importance and scope of science education and ability to practice in early childhood education
Content
The importance of science education in preschool period, the place of science education in preschool education program and the duties of teachers, Planning, applying and evaluating the science activities for preschool period, Theories of cognitive development in child, Concept development and education in pre-school period, Skills of scientific process, Examination of materials prepared for science education in preschool period, Science concepts proposed to be addressed in preschool education, Methods and techniques used in science education for pre-school, Field trip, Experiment, Project and analogy, Overall evaluation

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Explains the theories of development, learning, and education related to pre-school children.
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2
Explains regulations, principles and education program about early childhood education.
X
3
Explains basic concepts related to Science and Mathematics.
X
4
Prepares an annual/daily plan by considering pre-school children´s developmental characteristics, individual differences, and their interests and needs.
X
5
Uses family involvement strategies actively.
X
6
Plans and conducts a scientific project , and do necessary analysis by using scientific research methodology .
X
7
Designs and organizes educational environments in accordance with children´s developmental needs, physical conditions and principles of effective classroom management.
X
8
Does multifaceted assessment and evaluation to support children´s development and provide long lasting educational effects.
X
9
Applies appropriate methods and techniques to support children´s development from all perspectives.
X
10
Chooses, prepares and uses materials appropriate for children´s developmental level and individual characteristics.
X
11
Modifies education settings to accommodate children with special needs and applies an inclusive education.
X
12
Uses information technology effectively to reach educational goals.
X
13
Considers issues related to educational settings and daily life based on historical, philosophical and sociological perspectives.
X
14
Takes an active role in individual and group activities and successfully finish the tasks.
X
15
Has the ability to search, discover, create alternative solutions, reach information, think critically and engages in productive discussions for personal and professional improvement.
X
16
Has the skills of active listening, empathy, self-expression, and use of communication technology for effective interpersonal communication.
X
17
Improves him-/herself continuously in scientific, social, cultural and athletic field besides professional development.
X
18
Has necessary skills and knowledge in the fields of music, games and drama.
X
19
Shows critical, creative and independent thinking abilities and posseses a multi dimensional perspective on professional, social and cultural issues.
X
20
Uses her/his knowledge in professional and daily life in accordance with social responsibility and ethics.
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 The scope and content of the course Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
2 The importance of science education in preschool period, the place of science education in preschool education program and the duties of teachers Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
3 Planing, applying and evaluating the science activities for preschool period Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
4 Theories of cognitive development in child Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
5 Concept development and education in pre-school period Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
6 Skills of scientific process Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
7 Skills of scientific process Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
8 Mid-Term Exam Preparing the exam
9 Science concepts proposed to be addressed in preschool education Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
10 Methods and techniques used in science education for pre-school Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
11 Field trip Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
12 Experiment Reading the related materials, reviewing the related literature and praper a plan about field trip
13 Project and analogy Reading the related materials, reviewing the related literature, praper an experiment plan and apply it.
14 Overall evaluation Reading the related materials, reviewing the related literature, praper an analogy plan and apply it.
15 Term Exams Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature
16-17 Term Exams Reading the related materials and reviewing the related literature

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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