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SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSI439 SPECIAL EDUCATION 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: This course aims to get the students acquainted with the basic concepts in the field of special education, to learn the fundamentals of special education, to have basic knowledge about the groups of children with special needs, to learn about development support programs and education techniques for the needs of individuals with special needs.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as definition of special education and basic concepts, legal regulations related to special education, children with mental deficiency, children with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioural disorders, autism spectrum disorder, communication disorders, deafness and hearing loss, blindness and visual loss, Diagnostic criteria, prevalence levels and educational techniques related to Children with Superior Intelligence and Gifted Children.

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

List the prevalence levels of the special needs diagnostic groups in the society. (Bloom's 1)
Explain the basic principles of special education. (Bloom's 2)
Distinguish the developmental characteristics of children in different diagnostic groups with special needs. (Bloom's 4)
Decide on the legal procedure for children with special needs and the road map to be followed. (Bloom's 5)
Propose programs to support the development of children who need special education. (Bloom's 6)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction, introduction of course subjects and basic concepts Presentation and discussion
2 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Objectives of special education, goals and legal legislation Presentation and discussion
3 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Children with mental deficiency Presentation and discussion
4 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Children with learning disability Presentation and discussion
5 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Emotional Dysregulation and Behavioural Disorder Presentation and discussion
6 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Autism Spectrum Disorder I Presentation and discussion
7 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Autism Spectrum Disorder II Presentation and discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook General revision before exam Presentation and discussion
10 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Communicative Disorders Presentation and discussion
11 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Deafness and hearing loss Presentation and discussion
12 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Blindness and vision loss Presentation and discussion
13 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Children with superior intelligence and gifted children I Presentation and discussion
14 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook Children with superior intelligence and gifted children II Presentation and discussion
15 Reading the relevant part in the coursebook General revision before exam Presentation and discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Hoy, A. W. (2015). Eğitim Psikolojisi. D. Özen, Çev.) İstanbul: Kaknüs.
Kolektif (2012), Türkiye'de Özel Eğitim Alanında Geliştirilen ve Uyarlanan Ölçme Araçları, MAYA
GREENSPAN, S., (2013). Özel Gereksinimli Çocuklar - Zihinsel ve Duygusal Gelişim, ÖZGÜR

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 13 3 39
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
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 1 25 25
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 20 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0