sap course 1429628657

Course Code & Number:

EGE 332

Course Title:

Social Stud. Edu. Methods in Primary Edu

Level of Course:



(2+2+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Approaches to social studies education. Assessment in social studies education in primary grades. Approaches designed to develop critical thinking skills of primary education students. Curriculum design, preparation, implementation and evaluation. Keeping up-to-date with the scholarly field of social studies education. Development of oral and written communication skills.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE

Inquiry-based lesson plan - 25% 
Collaborative interdisciplinary unit project - 25% 
School Observation Reflection Journals - 20% 
Formative assessment case study report - 15% 
Roundtable discussion leadership - 15%

Year of Study: 
Mode of Delivery: 
Language of Instruction: 
Course Type: 
Required Reading: 
1. Fritzer, P. J., & Brewer, E. A. (2010). Social studies content for elementary and middle school teachers (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Extended Description: 

Defining social studies. Foundations of social studies. Building an interdisciplinary framework for social studies. Celebrating the diversity of human experience. Students as citizens and activists. Whole-school democracy. The importance of civic responsibility. The interrelations between individual, society and culture. Understanding school in the context of society and culture. Geography, economics, and civic concepts. Production and consumption systems. Government systems and structures. Dynamics of the global world. Mutual interaction of science, technology and social processes.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Define the purposes and themes of social studies education at the elementary level.
2. Design an integrated and inquiry-based social studies lesson plan.
3. Work collaboratively in groups to propose interdisciplinary units with social studies themes at the core.
4. Identify, access, and evaluate social studies instructional resources, and relate ways these materials may be used to assist in preparing for and delivering instruction
5. Integrate technology in the development and delivery of social studies units and lessons.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Peer Teaching
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Oral Presentation
Concept Mapping
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Written Project

Student Workload:

Prepared By:

Tülin Haşlaman

Revised By: