Information Package / Course Catalogue
Model-Based Instruction in Science Education
Course Code: İFB529
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

Modeling is a method that is used very often in science and science education. Howevet it brings desadvantages together because students view sicence and especially science as body of facts and it is not emphasized that models are simple and concrete protypes of the real phenomena. Therefore, the aim of this course is to make students to be aware of models and modelins, to gain knowledge about them and their types, to know the models ysed in science education and to make new models

Course Content

Model-based teaching and learning, basic concepts and background of model-based learning, introduction to model-based teaching strategies, models used in science education.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Hanife Can ŞEN
Learning Outcomes
1.Knows the contribution of modeling in development of science
2.Knows the types of models.
3.Selects the model most apporiate to the topic
4.Follows the teaching strategies studied in science education literature.
5.Develops models and examines other models.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Clement, J. J. & Rea-Ramirez, M. A. (2008). Model-Based Learning and Instruction in Science.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Model Based Learning and Instruction
Week 2 - Theoretical
Basic Concepts of Model Based Learning
Week 3 - Theoretical
Background for Model Based Learning
Week 4 - Theoretical
Model Based Teaching Strategies
Week 5 - Theoretical
Model Based Teaching Strategies
Week 6 - Theoretical
Model Based Teaching Strategies
Week 7 - Theoretical
Model Based Teaching Strategies
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm is administered.
Week 9 - Theoretical
Studies about Model Based Teaching Strategies
Week 10 - Theoretical
Studies about Model Based Teaching Strategies
Week 11 - Theoretical
Developing Modelling Materials for Elemantary Science and Technology Curriculum.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Developing Modelling Materials for Elemantary Science and Technology Curriculum.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Developing Modelling Materials for Elemantary Science and Technology Curriculum.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Presentation of the Materials Developed
Week 15 - Theoretical
Presentation of the Materials Developed, General review of the course
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final examination is administered.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%25
Final Examination1%50
Quiz2%10
Project1%15
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory1453112
Term Project125126
Individual Work140228
Quiz27116
Midterm Examination1718
Final Examination19110
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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Adnan Menderes University - Information Package / Course Catalogue