Information Package / Course Catalogue
Thinking Education
Course Code: EPÖ510
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 purpose of this course is to help students from different fields to evaluate educational/instructional practices within the frame of how to develop critical, reflective and creative thinking styles through more contemporary and broader vision. Course includes the concept of thinking, the necessity of thinking, dimensions of thinking , metacognition, creative and critical thinking skills and processes of micro-and macro-thinking, new approaches to teaching thinking.

Course Content

Thinking skills for developing students' perspectives, contemporary trends in thinking education; thinking concept, the need for thinking, elements of thinking; cognitive awareness; creative, reflective and critical thinking; micro and macro thinking processes; new approaches in thinking education

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Beste DİNÇER
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to gain skills for thinking, questioning, discussing, concluding, making inferences, risk taking, and explaining ideas
2.To be able to become aware of thinking ways
3.To be able to gain critical thinking skill
4.To be able to respect for different thoughts
5.To be able to consider national and spiritual values when thinking
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Bruner, J. (1966). Toward a theory of instruction. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 
2.Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and education . New York: Macmillan. 
3.Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences . New York: Basic Books 
4.Saban, A. (2004). Learning teaching process (3rd ed.). Ankara: Nobel Pub.
5.Demirel, Ö. (2007). New approaches in education (3rd ed.). Ankara: PegemA
6.Karadeniz, A. (2006). Liselerde eleştirel düşünme eğitimi. Yayımlanmamış Yüksek Lisans Tezi), Gazi Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilim-leri Enstitüsü, Ankara.
7.Ülger, M. (2012). Düşünme eğitimi dersi. Bilim ve Aklın Aydınlığında Eğitim, 146, 67-72.
8.Mutlu, E., & Aktan, E. (2011). OKUL ÖNCESİ ÖĞRETMENLERİNİN DÜŞÜNME EĞİTİMİ İLE İLGİLİ TUTUMLARININ İNCELENMESİ. Türk Eğitim Bilimleri Dergisi, 9(4).
9.Korkmaz, Ö., & Yeşİl, R. (2009). Öğretim kademelerine göre öğrencilerin eleştirel düşünme düzeyleri. Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Kırşehir Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, 10(2).
10.Ekinci, Ö., & Aybek, B. (2010). Öğretmen adaylarının empatik ve eleştirel düşünme eğilimlerinin incelenmesi. İlköğretim Online, 9(2).
11.Çetingöz, D. (2002). Okul öncesi eğitimi öğretmenliği öğrencilerinin yaratıcı düşünme becerilerinin gelişiminin incelenmesi. Unpublished master thesis. Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, İzmir.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Different perspectives on teaching thinking
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 2 - Theoretical
To recognise skills of teaching training
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 3 - Theoretical
Social and emotional aspects of thinking education
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 4 - Theoretical
Cooperative studies in teaching thinking
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 5 - Theoretical
Deep-thinking skills
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 6 - Theoretical
Organization and useful habits of thinking
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Review of the topics studied
Week 7 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 8 - Theoretical
To dwell on thinking
Week 8 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 9 - Theoretical
Empathy, risk-taking
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 10 - Theoretical
Critical Thinking
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 11 - Theoretical
to share and discuss ideas in classroom
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 12 - Theoretical
Problem-Solving Skills
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 13 - Theoretical
Questioning Skills
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 14 - Theoretical
Reflective Thinking
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Preparing a presentation by making research about the topic
Week 15 - Theoretical
General Evaluation
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Preparing a report about the course
Week 16 - Theoretical
FINAL EXAM
Week 16 - Preparation Work
Review of the topics studied
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%20
Final Examination1%30
Assignment1%20
Term Assignment1%30
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141356
Assignment8018
Project1088
Reading33215
Midterm Examination115217
Final Examination115318
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)122
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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