Information Package / Course Catalogue
Children's Playgrounds Planning and Design
Course Code: ZPM519
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

The purposes of this course are; to comprehend the importance of children's playgrounds situated in the rural and urban recreation areas to students by defining recreation as general, rural and urban recreation concepts, to provide general information on the planning and design principles of children's playgrounds and to analyze current practices to carry out planning and design work.

Course Content

Providing general information about recreation as general, urban and rural recreational areas, and the concepts related to children`s playgrounds, the classification of children's playgrounds, providing the planning and design principles of children`s playgrounds in urban and rural areas, determining the planning, design and implementation errors of the children`s playgrounds in the urban areas by visiting the children`s playgrounds in the city of Aydin, and providing planning and design samples with solutions.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Zöhre POLAT
Learning Outcomes
1.Rekreasyon, kentsel ve kırsal yeşil rekreasyonel alanlar ve çocuk oyun alanları kavramlarını tanımlayabilmek, dış mekanda oyunun çocuk için önemini kavrayabilmek,
2.Kentsel ve kırsal rekreasyon alanları içerisinde yer alan çocuk oyun alanlarının önemini kavrayabilmek,
3.Kentsel rekreasyon alanları içerisinde yer alan çocuk oyun alanlarının planlama ve tasarım ilkelerini kavrayabilmek,
4.Çocuk oyun alanlarındaki planlama ve tasarım ilkelerini kavrayarak, örneklerde planlama, tasarım ve uygulama hatalarını yorumlayabilmek,
5.Çocuk oyun alanlarındaki planlama, tasarım ve uygulama hataları ile ilgili değerlendirmeler yaparak, çözüm önerilerini örnek planlama ve tasarım çalışmalarının ile sunabilmek.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Kentsel Rekreasyon Alan Planlaması, Uzun, G.,(1993). Çukurova Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, No:48, Adana.
2.Plants for Play, Moore, R. C., (2002). A Plant selection Guide for Children’s Outdoor Environments, Mig Communications, Berkeley, California.
3.Kentsel Rekreasyon Alan Planlaması, Özkan., M. B., (2001). Ege Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Peyzaj Mimarlığı Bölümü, Bornova, İzmir.
4.Play for All Guidelines. Planning, Design, and Management of outdoor Play Settings., Moore, R. C., Goltsman, S. M., Lacofano, D. S., (2002). Mig Communications, Berkeley, California.
5.Muğla Kenti Kamusal Dış Mekanları Bağlamında Master Plan Çalışması, Özkan., M. B., Küçükerbaş, E. V., Kaplan, A., Hepcan, Ş., Malkoç Yiğit, E., Sönmez, H.,(2003). Ege Üniversitesi Basımevi, Bornova, İzmir.
6.Şahin, Z., “Çocuk Oyun Alanları Tasarım İlkelerinin Bornova Örneğinde İrdelenmesi”, Ege Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Peyzaj Mimarlığı Bölümü, Lisans Tezi, İzmir, 2009.
7.Yılmaz, S., Bulut, Z., 2007. Analysis of User’s Characteristics of Three Different Playgrounds in Districts with Different Socio-Economical Conditions. Building and Environment, 42, 3455-3460.
8.Bulut, Z., Yılmaz, S., 2008. Permaculture Playgrounds As A New Design Approach for Sustainable Society. International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences,1 (2):35-40.
9.Yılmaz, S. , Bulut, Z. , 2002. Kentsel Mekanlarda Çocuk Oyun Alanları Planlama ve Tasarım İlkeleri. Atatürk Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi, 33(3), 345-351, 2002.
10.Yılmaz, S. , Bulut, Z., 2003. Kentsel Mekanlarda Çocuk Oyun Alanlarının Yeri ve Önemi: Erzurum Örneği. Milli Eğitim Dergisi, 158, 63-73.
11.Bulut, Z., Kılıçaslan, Ç., 2010. Çocuğa Özgüven Kazandırmada Önemli Bir İlke: Çocuk Oyun Alanlarında Güvenlik. Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi, Orman Fakültesi Dergisi, 10 (1), 81-90.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs.
Week 2 - Theoretical
The concept of recreation, urban and rural recreation.
Week 3 - Theoretical
The importance of outdoor plays for children. Process of the historical changes and development of children’s playgrounds.
Week 4 - Theoretical
The importance of children's playgrounds in urban and rural recreation areas.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Planning principles of children's playgrounds. Assessments of the importance for planning children`s playgrounds with examples.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Classification of children's playgrounds, and the design principles.
Week 7 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 8 - Theoretical
Design principles of children's playgrounds.
Week 9 - Theoretical
Evaluation of the importance of the design principles of children's playgrounds with examples.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Assessment of the errors in planning, design and implementation of children`s playgrounds.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Assessment of the errors in planning, design and implementation of children`s playgrounds.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Assessment and discussion of the errors in planning, design and implementation of children`s playgrounds and evaluation of vandalism in children's playgrounds.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Children's playgrounds planning studies.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Children's playgrounds design studies.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Children's playgrounds planning and design studies. General evaluation.
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory1483154
Midterm Examination120121
Final Examination124125
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-2
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-3
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-4
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-5
5
5
5
5
5
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