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CHILD PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSY309 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. TÜZÜN TOLGA İNAN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The aim of this lesson is to learn about the mental development of human being, the effects of parent-child relationship on child development and adult personality, to know major psychological theories on human development and to be able to evaluate a child’s developmental level.
Contents of the Course Unit: The history of child psychology, cognitive and mental developmental theories, attachment theory, characteristic features of each developmental stage and developmental milestones, an overview of the parent-child relationship, parental attitudes and their effects on human mental and cognitive development.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Describes the stages of mental and cognitive development.
Defines the major child mental and cognitive development theories.
Compares different child development theories with each other.
Explains characteristics of each developmental level (infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, school age, and adolescence).
Formulates an example case’s mental and cognitive development level using major development theories.
Comments on the effect of parent-child relationship on the development of personality.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading from the references The history of child psychology and introduction to the psychoanalytic theory of child development. Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
2 Reading from the references Sigmund Freud and the Psychoanalytic Theory of Development Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
3 Reading from the references Melanie Klein, Winnicott, and development from the perspective of Object Relations Theory Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
4 Reading from the references Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
5 Reading from the references John Bowlby and Attachment Theory Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
6 Reading from the references Jean Piaget and Cognitive Development Theory Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
7 Reading from the references Infancy and Toddlerhood Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading from the references Early childhood Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
10 Reading from the references School-age Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
11 Reading from the references Adolescence Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
12 Reading from the references Parental attitudes and their effects on the development of children and adolescents. Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
13 Reading from the references Social and cultural concepts regarding child psychology Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
14 Reading from the references An overview of psychopathology in children and adolescents Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
15 Reading from the references An overview of psychopathology in children and adolescents Lecture, questions, examples, videos, discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Berk LE, Meyers AB (2015). Infants, Children, and Adolescents (8th Edition). Pearson Publishing
Yavuzer H (2017). Çocuk Psikolojisi (Genişletilmiş Yeni Baskı). Remzi Kitabevi

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 14 1 14
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 14 4 56
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 2 4 8
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 4 8
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 48 0 130
Total Workload of the Course Unit 130
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0