Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Special Education In Early Childhood OEO 201 3 3 + 0 3 4
Precondition Courses <p>A prerequisite course has not been determined for the regarding course.</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>Special Education</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi AHMET FİDAN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Research Assisstant Damla ALTIN

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

The main purpose of the course is to help the prospective teachers to gain basic knowledge about  early childhood special education.

Course Content

The concept of developmental delay and children with developmental delay, the definition, ımportance, theoretical approaches, historical development of early childhood special education, the laws regarding early childhood special education,  experts and support staff in early childhood special education, family participation in early childhood special education, screening, diagnosis, evaluation for programming purposes, standard and alternative evaluation approaches and tools, program-based evaluation in early childhood, standard and alternative approaches. Individualized family service plan-IFSP, transition process, training models and teaching approaches, some examples from early childhood education programs.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Special Education of Early Childhood: Learners will be able to explain Basic Concepts, Development in Early Childhood, Developmental Areas and Theories about Child Development. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Biological Theories, Theory of Linkage, Neoro-Developmental Approaches: Learners will be able to Explain Behaviouristic Theories; Classical/ Operant Conditioning, Social Learning Theory, Cognitive Theories; Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s Cognitive Theory. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Development in Early Childhood: Learners will be able to Explain Growing up and Development, Prenatal Term, Postnatal Term,Physical And Cognitive Development. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Learners will be able to Explain Factors Affecting the Child Development. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Learners will be able to Explain early scan, description and evaluation aiming programming. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Basic Subjects in Early Childhood: Learners will be able to Explain Game and the Importance of the Game and Presentation in Natural Environment. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Performance Task,
7 Learners will be able to Explain Small Steps Early Childhood Programme, Portage Early Education Progamme and Practices of Early Childhood in Autism. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
Course Notes <p>Diken, İ. H. (2010). Early Childhood Education (Erken &Ccedil;ocukluk Eğitimi). (ed. İ. H. Diken). Ankara: Pegem Akademi</p>
Course Resources

Peterson, N. L. (1988). Engelliler ve Risk Altındaki Çocuklar İçin Erken Müdahale: Erken Çocukluk Özel Eğitimine Giriş (Early Intervention For Handicapped And At-Risk Children: An Introductıon To Early Childhood-Special Education), (Translated by B. F. Meral & E. Meral). Love Publishing, Denver, US.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Learner has the high level knowledge and the skills supported by the books including the most recent information, practice materials and other scientific sources about special education, pedagogy, culture and basic sciences. X
2 Learner feels ready to work with individual with developmental disabilities, and has effective communication skills. X
3 They investigate and evaluate the consepts, ideas and datas about special education and pedagogic information scientifically; diognise, analyze and negotiate comlicated problems and subjects and develops suggestions based on scientific datas and proofs. X
4 They inform to audiences about special education and teaching skills, explain thinks to them. X
5 They have the skills about learning how to learn, self-confidence, critical thinking, creative thinking; can carry on the works of his area individually. X
6 They take the responsibiliy of unexpected events in his job and try to find solutions. X
7 They know the all features ( additional disability, health problems(epilepsi, what medicine to take, etc.)of their students and their needs; know the socio-cultural and economic of the immediate environment. X
8 They can watch and understand the information about special education and pedagogy and have the second language knowledge to communicate with their collagues (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1). X
9 Instructor compares and contrasts the previous evaluation of the learners’ development, shares the results with the parents and the managers, develops the new instruction plan according to that result. X
10 X
11 X
12 X
13 X
14 X
15 X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
3. Kısa Sınav 10
4. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 2 4 8
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 97
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.88
dersAKTSKredisi 4