Information Package / Course Catalogue
Curriculum Development
Course Code: EPÖ501
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

To comprehend the basic concepts about the curriculum development, to comprehend bases of curriculum development, to do a need analysis for a curriculum design, to choose a design and a model in curriculum development process, to prepare and evaluate a curriculum design.

Course Content

The basic concepts of curriculum development; historical, philosophical, and social bases of curriculum development, curriculum development approaches and models, need assesment and evaluation in education, planning curriculum development, the processes of curriculum design, applying the curriculum, continuing the curriculum, new approaches in curriculum development and the effects of new trends to the process, reviewing curriculum researches, to prepare and to evaluate a curriculum design sample.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Kerim GÜNDOĞDU
Learning Outcomes
1.Knowledge of the fundemantal concepts of curriculum development
2.To be able to explain the relationship between curriculum development and the other sciences
3.To be able to explain the relation among curriculum components
4.To be able to compare basic curriculum development approches
5.To be able to analyze the basic curriculum development models
6.To be able to plan curriculum development process
7.To be able to do a need assessment about a curriculum
8.To be able to prepare a curriculum for preschool, primary school, secondary school or high school
9.To be able to apply the curriculum which is developed / prepared.
10.To be able to analyze the components of curriculum to bring continuity to the curriculum
11.To be able to define the problems in curriculum development occuring during the application of the curriculum
12.To be able to define the relations between curriculum development and the new approaches
13.To be able to criticize the curriculum with respect to some criterias
14.To be enthusiastic to follow the literature about the curriculum development
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Açıkgöz, Kamile Ün. (1996). Etkili Öğrenme ve Öğretme. İzmir: Kanyılmaz Matbaası.
2.Bilen, Mürüvvet (2002). Plandan Uygulamaya Öğretim. Anı Yayıncılık. Ankara.
3.Bloom, Benjamin. (1979). İnsan Nitelikleri ve Okulda Öğrenme. translated by: D. A. Özçelik Ankara: MEB Yayınevi
4.Demirel, Özcan. (2005). Kuramdan Uygulamaya Eğitimde Program Geliştirme. Sekizinci Baskı. Ankara: Pegem Yayıncılık
5.Demirel, Özcan. (2006). Plandan Değerlendirmeye Öğretme Sanatı. Geliştirilmiş 10. Baskı. Ankara: Pegem A Yayınları.
6.Demirel, Özcan, S. Sadi Seferoğlu ve Esed Yağcı. (2001). Öğretim Teknolojileri ve Materyal Geliştirme. Ankara: Pegem A Yayıncılık.
7.Doğan, Hıfzı. (1997). Eğitimde Program ve Öğretim Tasarımı. Ankara: Önder Matbaacılık.
8.Erden, Münire. Eğitimde Program Değerlendirme. Pegema Yayıncılık. Ankara. 2000.
9.Erginer, Ergin. (2000). Öğretimi Planlama ve Değerlendirme. Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık.
10.Gözütok, Dilek. (2000). Öğretmenliğimi Geliştiriyorum. Ankara: Siyasal Yayınları.
11.Bloom, B. S., Madaus, G. F., and J. T. Hastings. (1981). Evaluation to Improve Learning. New York: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company.
12.Bloom, B.S., Engelhart, M. D., Furst, E. J., Hill W. H. and D. R. Krathwohl. (1972). Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. N.Y.: David McKay Comp.
13.Ornstein, A.C. and F.B. Hunkins. (1988). Curriculum: Foundations, Principles and Issues. New Jersey: Prentice Hall
14.Romiszowski, A.J. (1981). Designing Instructional Systems. New York: Nichols Publishing Company.
15.Saylor, J.G., Alexander, W. M. and A.J. Lewis. (1981). Curriculum Planning for Better Teaching and Learning. 4th edition. NY: Holt, Rinehart&Winston.
16.Weis, L., Cornbleth, C., Zeinchner, K. M., Apple M. W.(1990). Curriculum for Tommorrow’s Schools. N.Y.: GSE Publications
17.Worthen, Sanders. Educational Evaluation: Theory and Practice. Charles A. Jones Publishing Company. Ohio
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The introduction to the course and reconstruction the sylabbus with the group.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Basic concepts, the characteristics of a system.
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation about basic concepts in education and about features of system of education
Week 3 - Theoretical
The foundations of the curriculum development (historical foundations)
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation about the foundations of the curriculum development (Historical foundations)
Week 4 - Theoretical
The foundations of the curriculum development (philosophical foundations)
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation about the foundations of the curriculum development (philosophical foundations)
Week 5 - Theoretical
The foundations of the curriculum development (psyhological foundations)
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation about the foundations of the curriculum development (philosophical foundations)
Week 6 - Theoretical
The foundations of the curriculum developmet (cultural foundations)
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation about the foundations of the curriculum development (cultural foundations)
Week 7 - Theoretical
Curriculum development designs, curriculum development models
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation about curriculum development designs and curriculum development models
Week 8 - Preparation Work
Review of the topics studied
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Need assessment and evaluation
Week 9 - Practice
Making a need assessment and evaluation about an educational issue
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation about how to make a need assessment and evaluation
Week 10 - Theoretical
Goals and classification of goals; writing goal-behaviour
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Reading about goals and classification of goals and writing goal-behaviour
Week 11 - Theoretical
Writing Goal-bahavior
Week 11 - Practice
Writing goal-behaviour for any lesson
Week 12 - Theoretical
Content analysis and reorganizing content
Week 12 - Practice
Making content analysis and reorganizing content for any course
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Reading about content analysis and reorganizing content
Week 13 - Theoretical
Organizing educational settings
Week 13 - Practice
Organizing educational settings for any course
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Reading about educational settings and about how to organizing educational settings
Week 14 - Theoretical
Organizing testing settings
Week 14 - Practice
Preparing tests to measure educational attainments for any course
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Reading about organizing testing settings
Week 15 - Theoretical
Pilot studies with the curriculum, applying the curriculum, continuing the curriculum
Week 15 - Practice
Applying the curriculum on any class for any course
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Determining the class on which the curriculum will be applied and getting the necessary permissions
Week 16 - Preparation Work
Review of the topics studied
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%20
Final Examination1%60
Attending Lectures14%10
Assignment7%10
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140342
Assignment73128
Reading73128
Individual Work1101
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)126
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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