Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Principles and Methods of Instruction * MB   201 3 3 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 Lec. Tugay AKBULUT
Doç. Dr.Dr.ÖZGECAN TAŞTAN KIRIK1. Öğretim Grup:A
Doç. Dr.Dr.ÖZGECAN TAŞTAN KIRIK1. Öğretim Grup:B
Our country, as in developed countries, has entered into a new quest in teaching of science to ensure an effective and lasting learning. In this context, in Principles and Methods of Teaching course, student-centered teaching, effective and meaningful learning-based, modern teaching methods and techniques in primary science education is discussed. For this purpose, the course content includes the constructivist learning theory and methods and techniques for meaningful learning.
The course content includes Constructivism, Multiple Intelligence Theory, Microteaching, Brainstorming, Six thinking hats, Demonstration, Simulation, Concept mapping, Higher order thinking skills, Lecturing, Questioning, Discussion, Role playing and drama, Expository teaching, Cooperative learning, Problem solving, Case-based learning, Discovery learning, Inquiry-based learning, Problem-based learning, Project-based learning.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Explains the basic concepts and relationships between concepts in science.
Explains the basic concepts of effective classroom management.
Recognizes students´ developmental and learning characteristics and difficulties.
Explains programs, strategies, methods and techniques related to the science and technology teaching.
Explains application areas of science in everyday life.
Offers solutions to problem situations encountered in classroom management.
Uses appropriate methods and techniques for the development of students´ critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving skills.
Designs materials from the stuff around in accordance with the requirements of science and technology program and students.
Queries information in the field of science and technology using scientific methods .
Uses laboratory according to science and technology program in an appropriate and efficient manner.
Applies contemporary teaching methods and techniques by which the student can construct their own knowledge.
Takes responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve problems related to the field.
Has life-long learning awareness.
Shares his/her knowledge and skills, problems and solutions that he/she identified by means of oral and written communication with the expert and non-expert people.
Uses information and communication technologies effectively.
Uses English sufficiently to follow developments in science and technology education.s .
Sensitive to the agenda of the world and society events / developments .
In addition to proffesional development,he/she improves himself/herself consistently for individual development in the scientific, social, cultural and sports areas in line with educational requirements.
Has national and international sensibilities expressed in the Fundamental Law of National Education.
Behaves in accordance with democracy, human rights, and social, scientific and proffesional ethical values

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Informing the students about the course None
2 Constructivist Learning Theory Related readings
3 Concept map, Higher order thinking skills Related readings
4 Higher order thinking skills, Multiple intelligence theory, microteaching, brainstorming Homework: Drawing a concept map about constructvism
5 Method and technique in instruction, microteaching and brainstorming as teaching techniques Homework: Drawing a concept map about multiple intelligence theory
6 Six hat thinking technique, demonstration, simulation Homework: Drawing a concept map about higher order thinking skills
7 Lecturing, questioning, discussion and argumantation Homework: Drawing a concept map about argumantation
8 Mid-Term Exam Reading resources
9 Role playing and drama, expository teaching (Ausubel) Homework: Drawing a concept map about Role playing and drama
10 Cooperative learning Homework: Drawing a concept map about cooperative learning
11 Poblem Solving Method Homework: Drawing a concept map about Poblem Solving Method
12 Case-based learning, discovery learning Homework: Drawing a concept map about discovery learning
13 Inquiry-based learning Homework: Drawing a concept map about Inquiry-based learning
14 Problem-based learning Homework: Drawing a concept map about Problem-based learning
15 Project-based learning Homework: Drawing a concept map about Project-based learning
16-17 Term Exams Kaynakların okunması

Recommended or Required Reading
Additional Resources
Sönmez, Veysel (2007). Öğretim ilke ve yöntemleri. Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık