Information Package / Course Catalogue
Contemporary Learning Theories
Course Code: EPÖ525
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

The aim of this course is to give students information about old and new theories, principles, concepts and research findings, to be able to associate them with education, to be able to apply them in the classroom.

Course Content

Learning, historical perspectives, conditioning theories, social cognitive theory, cognitive information processing theory, constructivist learning, teaching models, learning and development, motivation, learning and neuroscience

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Asuman Seda SARACALOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to explain modern learning theories
2.To be able to explain the differences between learning theories
3.To be able to follow the developments in the field of education
4.To be able to prepare lesson plan including modern methods and techniques
5.To be able to carry out a lesson in accordance with the plan
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Büyükalan Filiz S. (2011). Öğrenme Öğretme Kuram ve Yaklaşımları. Pegema Yayıncılık
2.Oral B. (2011). Öğrenme Öğretme Kuram ve Yaklaşımları. Pegema Yayıncılık.
3.Kaya Z. (2012). Öğrenme ve Öğretme-Kuramlar, Yaklaşımlar, Modeller. Pegema Yayıncılık.
4.Özden, Y. (2003). Öğrenme ve öğretme. Pegema Yayıncılık.
5.Gagne, R. (1985). The Conditions of Learning and Theory of Instruction Robert Gagné. New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
6.Saban, A. (2000). Öğrenme öğretme süreci. Ankara: Nobel Yayın Dağıtım.
7.Schunk, D. H. (2009). Öğrenme teorileri. Çev.: Muzafer gahin, Nobel Yayınları, Ankara.
8.Demirel, Ö. (1999). Öğretme sanatı. Ankara: Pegem Yayınları.
9.Duman, B. (2007). Neden beyin temelli öğrenme?.Ankara: Pegem Yayınları.
10.Gözütok, D. (2006). Öğretim ilke ve yöntemleri. Ekinoks Eğitim Danışmanlık Hiz. ve Bas. Yay. Dağıtım.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
General information about the course, what is learning? what is theory? Historical perspectives
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 2 - Theoretical
Conditioning theory, classical conditioning
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 3 - Theoretical
Thorndike's feedback theory
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 4 - Theoretical
Watson, Skinner, operant conditioning
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 5 - Theoretical
Social cognitive theory, model-making process
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 6 - Theoretical
Cognitive computing theory
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 7 - Theoretical
Gestalt theory
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 8 - Preparation Work
Review of the topics studied
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Tolman's cognitive theory
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 10 - Theoretical
Constructivist learning, Vygotsky's sociocultural theory
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 11 - Theoretical
Teaching models, complete learning
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 12 - Theoretical
Learning and development, Piaget's theory of cognitive development
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 13 - Theoretical
Bruner's theory of cognitive development
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 14 - Theoretical
Learning and neuroscience
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Reading the relevant chapters of the books
Week 15 - Theoretical
Motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, self-regulation
Week 16 - Preparation Work
Review of the topics studied
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%20
Final Examination1%60
Assignment1%20
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142598
Assignment22310
Term Project1235
Midterm Examination1527
Final Examination1628
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)128
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
OÇ-1
3
4
3
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-2
4
4
4
5
5
3
4
4
4
OÇ-3
4
5
5
5
5
5
3
4
3
OÇ-4
5
5
5
5
5
4
3
4
3
OÇ-5
4
4
4
5
5
5
3
3
4
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