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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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