Information Package / Course Catalogue
Teachers’, Pre-Service Teachers’ and Students’ Cognitive Ecology
Course Code: İFB524
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

Examining of teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students’ conceptual components

Course Content

Teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students’ cognitive ecology about science learning, science teaching, assessment and evaluation, laboratory, science curriculum and the reform movements on curriculum. Likert-type scales, metaphors, concept maps and interviews about instances techniques in assessing cognitive ecology.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Eylem YILDIZ FEYZİOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to define the basic dimensions of cognitive ecology (belief, approaches to learning, and self-efficacy)
2.To be able to define teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students’ cognitive ecology about science learning.
3.To be able to define teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students’ cognitive ecology about science teaching.
4.To be able to define teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students’ cognitive ecology about assessment and evaluation.
5.To be able to define teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students’ cognitive ecology about laboratory.
6.To be able to define teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students’ cognitive ecology about science curriculum and the reform movements on curriculum.
7.To be able to use the likert-type scales in assessing cognitive ecology.
8.To be able to use the metaphors in assessing cognitive ecology.
9.To be able to use the concept maps and interview about instances in assessing cognitive ecology.
10.To be able to report an inquiry project about cognitive ecologies of the selected target population.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Van Driel, J., Beijaard, D., & Verloop, N. (2001). Professional development and reform in science education: The role of teachers’ practical knowledge. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 38(2), 137–158.
2.Kagan, D.M. (1990) Ways of evaluating teacher cognition: inferences concerning the goldilocks principle, Review of Educational Research, 60 (3), pp. 419 – 469.
3.Prawat, R. S. (1992). Teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning: A constructivist perspective. American Journal of Education, 100(3), 354-395.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Components of cognitive ecology (beliefs, learning approaches, and self-efficacy): Basic definitions
Week 2 - Theoretical
Cognitive ecology of teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students about science learning
Week 3 - Theoretical
Cognitive ecology of teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students about science teaching
Week 4 - Theoretical
Cognitive ecology of teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students about science assessment
Week 5 - Theoretical
Cognitive ecology of teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students about science laboratory
Week 6 - Theoretical
Cognitive ecology of teachers’, pre-service teachers’ and students about science curriculum and innovations in science curriculum
Week 7 - Theoretical
Ways of evaluating cognitive ecology: self-reflection
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9 - Theoretical
Ways of evaluating cognitive ecology: metaphors
Week 10 - Theoretical
Ways of evaluating cognitive ecology: Concept maps and critical incidents
Week 11 - Theoretical
Identifying of the research methodology
Week 12 - Theoretical
Conducting the research and reporting the results
Week 13 - Theoretical
Conducting the research and reporting the results
Week 14 - Theoretical
Assessment of the research results
Week 15 - Theoretical
Assessment of the research results
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
4
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5
3
4
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5
3
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5
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5
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5
3
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5
3
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5
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3
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5
3
2
4
3
3
OÇ-10
5
5
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5
5
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5
3
3
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5
5
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