Information Package / Course Catalogue
Inquiry-Based Science Teaching
Course Code: İFB519
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: 8
Objectives of the Course

Providing students a general viewpoint to learning and teaching models, introducing to students the position of constructivist approach in science education, the history and varieties of it

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)
Lec. Burak FEYZİOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to relate the fundamental concepts of chemistry to daily life.
2.To be able to understand the proper models for constructivist teaching.
3.To be able to understand the role of teacher and student inquiry-based learning.
4.To be able to create and apply a lesson plan according to an inquiry-based learning.
5.To be able to do a need assessment about a curriculum
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Constructivism in Science Education, M.R. Matthews, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998, Netherlands.
2.The Content of Science – A Constructivist Approach to Its Teaching and Learning, P. J. Fensham, R.F. Gunstone, R.T. White,-Falmer Press, 1995, London.
3.Constructing Science in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms, D.R. Baker, M.D. Piburn, Allyn & Bacon, 1997, USA.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Constructivist Learning Approach
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Week 2 - Theoretical
Active learning-teaching strategies
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Week 3 - Theoretical
Inquiry-based learning and the steps of inquiry-based learning
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Week 4 - Theoretical
Inquiry based learning applications in science education
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Week 5 - Theoretical
Philosophy and the history of Inquiry-based learning
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Week 6 - Theoretical
What is the benefit of inquiry based learning for students?
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Week 7 - Theoretical
The power of student thinking, The common concept errors about inquiry-based learning
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM
Week 9 - Theoretical
Inquiry-based learning ve hands-on teaching techniques
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Week 10 - Theoretical
Inquiry-based learning ve hands-on teaching techniques
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Week 11 - Theoretical
Scientific Process Skills related to inquiry-based learning
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Week 12 - Theoretical
Planning inquiry-based learning activities
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Week 13 - Theoretical
Planning inquiry-based learning activities
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Week 14 - Theoretical
Measurement and evaluation in inquiry-based learning based classes
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Week 15 - Theoretical
Measurement and evaluation in inquiry-based learning based classes
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Week 16 - Final Exam
TERM
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142370
Assignment510050
Reading59045
Midterm Examination110212
Final Examination120323
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
5
3
3
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4
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5
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5
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4
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5
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