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Course Unit Title : Constructivist Teaching Models in Science Education
Course Unit Code : 05ILK5022
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : As a teacher, acquire the pedagogical content knowledge about the constructivism
know modern constructivist teaching methods and techniques, can implement modern constructivist assessment and evaluation methods
acquire the ability of solution seeking using constructivist approach when faced a problem.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : The students took this lesson,
understand the differences of constructivist approach from other learning and teaching theories,
recognise compatible learning methods and techniques, assessment and evaluation tools with constructivist approach in science education,
become skillful at implementation of above.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : are the same of course contribution
Course Aims : The students took this lesson,
know right from wrong that constructivism is a knowledge end learning theory rather than a teaching theory,
know compatible learning theories with constructivism and can implement these in an effective, fruitable and professional manner in science education,
will acquire ability and skills above.
WorkPlacement   not used
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Will be distrubuted during the lessons
Additional Resources : Duit, R., & Treaugust, D. (1998). Learning in science: From bahaviorism towards social constructivism and beyond. In B. J. Fraser & K. G. Tobin (eds.) International Handbook of Science Education, Part 1, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

Catherine Fosnote, "Constructivism: A Psychological Theory of Learning", (Ed:C. T.
Fosnot), Constnlcticism: Themy, Perspectives !ind Practice, Amsterdam Avenııc, New York,
Teacher College Press, 1996.

Hanley, S., (2005). On Constructivism, Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation, The Universty of Maryland at College Park, www.inform.umd.edu/UMS+State/UMD.
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 4 56  
Homeworks :
5 10 50  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 10 10  
Finals :
1 20 20  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
0  
Course's ECTS Credit :
0      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 50
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
5 50
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
50
The ratio of final to success :
50
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Presentation of the course content, intellectualising why constructivism is a knowledge and learning theory rather than a teaching theory.
 
2 Specifications of constructivist approach, samples of constructivist approach activities.
 
3 Teacher's role in constructivist approach, Constructivist learning environment
 
4 Assessment and evaluation methods of constructivist approach, a sample lesson plan based Constructivist approach.
 
5 Sample researches of scientific argumantation based learning, guided teaching
 
6 Sample researches of problem based learning
 
7 Sample researches of inquiry based learning
 
8 Sample researches of cooperative learning
 
9 Sample researches of jigsaqw based learning
 
10 Probing sample researches of argumentation based learning in the literature
 
11 Probing sample researches of cooperative based learning in the literature
 
12 Probing sample researches of inquiry based learning in the literature
 
13 Sharing the results of planned implemented studies about constructivist approach by the students
 
14 Sharing the results of planned implemented studies about constructivist approach by the students
 
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