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PEER RELATIONS AT SCHOOLS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSI423 PEER RELATIONS AT SCHOOLS 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
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 Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The purpose of this course is to explain the changes in peer relations during childhood and adolescence, and the bullying as a dimension of aggression.
Contents of the Course Unit: This course involves the peer relations in childhood and adolescence, social dominance and aggression in children and bullying as a dimension of aggression, historical changes in bullying studies and the evaluation of prevalence, importance and predictive factors of bullying within the framework of empirical research findings, discussing the prevention and intervention methods.

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

Defines social dominance, aggression and bullying in children.
Summarizes the changes in peer relations during childhood and adolescence.
Describes distinctive characteristics of bullying from other aggressive behaviors
Explains the history of research on bullying.
Explains the importance, prevalence and predictive factors of bullying within the framework of empirical research findings.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction -
2 - Peer relationships in preschool and school -
3 - The importance of peer relations and friendship, family and peer relationships -
4 - Relations with peers in adolescence -
5 - Social dominance, aggression and bullying -
6 - Definition of bullying, the distinctive features of bullying from other aggressive behavior, history of the research on bullying, measurement methods -
7 - Prevalence, age and sex differences and types of bullying -
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 - Bullying status, characteristics of children or adolescents involved in bullying, short and long term impacts on both the perpetrators and the victims of bullying -
10 - Cyber bullying as a new type of bullying, prevention and intervention programmes in bullying -
11 - Discussion of research findings -
12 - Discussion of research findings -
13 - Discussion of research findings -
14 - Summarizing and discussing research findings in Turkey -
15 - Summarizing and discussing research findings in Turkey -
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

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 0 0 0
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 3 3 9
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 8 6 48
Project Work 8 6 48
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 0 0 0
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 35 0 149
Total Workload of the Course Unit 149
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,8
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0