Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking Skills In Science Instruction ILF 538 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level YUKSEK_LISANS
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. EDA DEMİRHAN
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. EDA DEMİRHAN,
Course Assistants

Research Assistant Ahmet Burak ŞENÖZ

Course Category Teaching Suitable For Field
Course Objective

Critical and creative thinking skills that are among the basic skills that are desired to be developed in students are among the higher-order thinking skills. These skills come to the fore among the human qualities that are desired to be raised in the 21st century. Also, it can be said that the teachers who will make a difference in the future will be those who have these skills and aim to teach their students these skills. Hence, the aim of the course is to teach the definitions, components, and applications of related skills in science lessons.

Course Content

Thought and knowledge, the basis of critical thinking, assesment of critical thinking, definition of creativity, divergent and convergent thinking, problem solving and creativity, theories of creativity, biological basis of creativity, fostering creative thinking skills, assesment of creativity

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 A graduate of the course knows how to inquiry the biological basis of thinking and memory. Self Study, Discussion, Homework, Portfolio,
2 A graduate of the course knows how to evaluates the critical thinking process. Discussion, Lecture, Self Study, Homework, Portfolio,
3 A graduate of the course knows how to evaluates the creative thinking process.urse knows how to evaluates the critical thinking process. Discussion, Lecture, Self Study, Portfolio, Homework,
4 A graduate of the course knows how to compare the critical and creative thinking process.urse knows how to evaluates the creative thinking process. Group Study, Discussion, Portfolio, Homework,
5 A graduate of the course knows how to designs activities to develop critical thinking skills. Drilland Practice, Discussion, Self Study, Performance Task, Project / Design,
6 A graduate of the course knows how to designs activities to develop creative thinking skills Drilland Practice, Discussion, Self Study, Performance Task, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Thinking, knowledge and memory Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
2 Fundamentals of critical thinking Creating a refWriting reflective reports by reading relevant sourceslective report by reading relevant sources
3 Strategies to develop critical thinking Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
4 Applications of critical thinking in science Application
5 Evaluation of critical thinking Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
6 Definitions and theories of creativity Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
7 Divergent and convergent thinking Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
8 Biological basis of creativity Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
9 Problem solving and creativity Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
10 Creativity and intelligence Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
11 Strategies to develop creative thinking Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
12 Implementation of creative thinking strategies in science Application
13 Implementation of creative thinking strategies in science Application
14 Evaluation of creativity Writing reflective reports by reading relevant sources
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Kaufman, J. C., & Sternberg, R. J. (2020). The Cambridge handbook of creativity. Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Halpern, D. F. (2020). Critical thinking in psychology. Cambridge University Press.

Halpern, D. F. (2014). Thought and knowledge (5th edition). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 

Butterworth, J., & Thwaites, G. (2013).  Thinking skills: Critical thinking and problem-solving. Cambridge University Press.

Weisberg, R. W., & Reeves, L. M. (2013). Cognition: from memory to creativity. John Wiley & Sons.

Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
Total 0
Total 0
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 3 48
Assignment 2 10 20
Performance Task (Seminar) 2 10 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 156
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.24
dersAKTSKredisi 6