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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT PSK440 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will explain how do cognitive processes in infancy, childhood and adolescence develop.
2) Will identify the theories of cognitive development and main cognitive processes.
3) Will differentiate age appropriate cognitive characteristics in infancy, childhood and adolescence.
4) Will increase knowledge and awareness about their cognitive processes.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction to Cognitive Development
2nd Week Biological and Sociocultural Bases of Cognitive Development
3rd Week The Theories of Cognitive Development
4th Week Perception and Attention in Infancy
5th Week Memorial and Conceptual Development in Infancy
6th Week Language Development
7th Week Perception and Attention in Early Childhood
8th Week Mid-term and Memory and Conceptual Development in Early Childhood
9th Week Higher-Order and Social Cognition in Early Childhood
10th Week Basic Cognitive Processes in Middle Childhood
11th Week Long-Term Memory and the Knowledge Base in Middle Childhood
12th Week Higher-Order and Complex Cognitive Skills in Middle Childhood
13th Week Cognitive Development in Adolescence
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGGalotti, K. M. (2011). Cognitive development: Infant through adolescence. USA: Sage.
Bjorklund, D. F. (2012). Children's thinking: Cognitive development and individual differences (5th Ed.). CA: Wadsworth.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term140
Total(%)40
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)40
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)60
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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