COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Nature and History of Science * FTO   304 6 3 3 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites Yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Assoc.Prof.Dr. Özgecan TAŞTAN KIRIK
Instructors
Doç.Dr.ÖZGECAN TAŞTAN KIRIK1. Öğretim Grup:A
Prof.Dr.SEDAT UÇAR1. Öğretim Grup:B
 
Assistants
Goals
To acquaint students with nature of science, development of scientific thinking and philosophy of science.
Content
Definition of science: aims, features, development and phases. History of science: Philosophy of Science, philosophical ideas, the effects of philosophical ideas on scientific development, history of invention. Epistemology, ontology: Nature of scientific concept, scientific knowledge and its features, existence concept. Scientific methods: Scientific thinking, Scientific inquiry. Science and society: Sociology of Science and Anthropology of Science, scientific ethic, the examples in history of science

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Explains the basic concepts and relationships between concepts in science.
X
2
Explains the basic concepts of effective classroom management.
X
3
Recognizes students´ developmental and learning characteristics and difficulties.
X
4
Explains programs, strategies, methods and techniques related to the science and technology teaching.
X
5
Explains application areas of science in everyday life.
X
6
Offers solutions to problem situations encountered in classroom management.
X
7
Uses appropriate methods and techniques for the development of students´ critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving skills.
X
8
Designs materials from the stuff around in accordance with the requirements of science and technology program and students.
X
9
Queries information in the field of science and technology using scientific methods .
X
10
Uses laboratory according to science and technology program in an appropriate and efficient manner.
X
11
Applies contemporary teaching methods and techniques by which the student can construct their own knowledge.
X
12
Takes responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve problems related to the field.
X
13
Has life-long learning awareness.
X
14
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.
X
15
Uses information and communication technologies effectively.
X
16
Uses English sufficiently to follow developments in science and technology education.s .
X
17
Sensitive to the agenda of the world and society events / developments .
X
18
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.
X
19
Has national and international sensibilities expressed in the Fundamental Law of National Education.
X
20
Behaves in accordance with democracy, human rights, and social, scientific and proffesional ethical values
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 What is the science Scientific knowledge, Scientific methods Student presentations
2 Nature of science Student presentations
3 History of science: Philosophy of science, philosophical ideas Student presentations
4 History of science: The effects of philosophical ideas on scientific development, history of invention Student presentations
5 History of science: The science at Prehistory, the Middle Ages, the Modern Times Student presentations
6 Epistemology, ontology: nature of scientific concept Student presentations
7 Epistemology, ontology: scientific knowledge and its features Student presentations
8 Mid-Term Exam Student presentations
9 Existence concept Student presentations
10 Scientific methods, Scientific thinking Student presentations
11 Scientific methods: Scientific thinking Student presentations
12 The examples in history of science Student presentations
13 Science and society: scientific ethic, the examples in history of science Student presentations
14 General evaluation Student presentations
15 General evaluation Student presentations
16-17 Term Exams

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources