|TYPE OF COURSE UNIT||Elective Course
|LEVEL OF COURSE UNIT||Bachelor's Degree
|YEAR OF STUDY||-
|NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED||6
|NAME OF LECTURER(S)||-
|LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
||At the end of this course, the students;
1) Can explain what learning is.
2) Summarize different learning theories.
3) Express the methods frequently used in scientific studies related to learning.
4) Follow the process required for learning to take place.
5) Plan the steps needed to change a behavior.
|MODE OF DELIVERY||Face to face
|PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE||No
|RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT||None
|COURSE DEFINITION||The purpose of this course is to provide a deep investigation into the theories of learning. Through this course the students learn how different approaches and different theoreticians handle the subject of learning. The students are anticipated to gain comprehensive knowledge on variations among the methods of different theories of learning and the intricate designing of the experiments to test the assumptions of these theories. Thus, the students would be gaining knowledge on experimental methodology besides the theoretical knowledge.
|1st Week ||Introduction to Learning Theories|
|2nd Week ||Methods in Learning Research|
|3rd Week ||Functional Approach: Edward Thorndike|
|4th Week ||Functional Approach: Frederic Skinner|
|5th Week ||Functional Approach: Leonard Hull|
|6th Week ||Associational Approach: Ivan Pavlov|
|7th Week ||Associational Approach: Edwin Guthrie and William Estes|
|8th Week ||Mid-Term Exam|
|9th Week ||Cognitive Approach: Gestalt |
|10th Week ||Cognitive Approach: Jean Piaget|
|11th Week ||Cognitive Approach: Edward Tolman|
|12th Week ||Cognitive Approach: Albert Bandura|
|13th Week ||Neurophysiological Approach: Donald Hebb|
|14th Week ||General Evaluation|
|RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING||Olson, M. H. & Hergenhahn, B. R. (2016). An introduction to theories of learning. (9th ed.). Psychology Press.
|PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS||Lecture
|ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA|
|Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)||50|
|Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)||50|
|Preparation for Quiz|
|Individual or group work||14||4||56|
|Preparation for Final exam||1||30||30|
|Preparation for Midterm exam||1||20||20|
|Laboratory (including preparation)|
|Total Workload / 30||6|
|ECTS Credits of the Course||6|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION||English