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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. KAMİL KAYA
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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.

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