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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
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
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 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