Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

General Information about the Course

Course Code: IKU-C-212
Course Title: Critical Thinking
Course Semester: 8. Semester / Spring
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
2 0 2 2
Language of instruction: TR
Prerequisite of the course: No
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Level of course:
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE:6. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:First Cycle EQF-LLL:6. Master`s Degree
Course Lecturer(s): Lec.Gizem AÇIKGÖZ

Purpose and content of the course

Course Objectives: To help the student's mental processes such as critical thinking, critical reading, writing and discussion, reasoning, analysis and evaluation.
Course Objective: To be able to explain critical thinking and related basic concepts, to examine the critical thinking process, to develop critical reading, writing and listening skills and to acquire behavioral patterns, to be able to analyze and evaluate their own thoughts and different thoughts, to be sensitive in reflecting critical thinking to individual and professional life.
Mode of Delivery: Face to face

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (Described as Theoritical and/or Factual Knowledge.)
  1) To be able to explain critical thinking and related basic concepts. Examining the critical thinking process.
Skills (Describe as Cognitive and/or Practical Skills.)
  1) Critical reading, writing and listening skills develop and gain behavioral style Analyze different thoughts with their own thoughts to be able to evaluate
Competences (Described as "Ability of the learner to apply knowledge and skills autonomously with responsibility", "Learning to learn"," Communication and social" and "Field specific" competences.)
  1) Bringing critical thinking to personal and professional life be sensitive in reflection

Course Topics

Week Subject
Related Preparation Pekiştirme
1) Critical Thinking
2) The Importance and Characteristics of Critical Thinking
3) Critical Thinking Proscess
4) Critical Thinking Skills and Characteristics of a Critical Thinking Individual
5) Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
6) Brain Storming
7) Mid Term Exam
8) Brain Storming Practice
9) 6 Hat Thinking Technic
10) 6 Hat Thinking Technic Practice
11) Fishbone Method
12) Root Cause Analysis
13) Pareto analysis
14) Pareto Analysis Practice
15) General Evaluation
References: Petterson K. (2020) Critical Thinkink Beginnder Guide. London. Paperback.
Ruggiero VR. (2017) Eleştirel Düşünme için Bir Rehber. İstanbul. Alfa Yayıncılık. Bowell T. (2018). Eleştirel Düşünme Klavuzu, Ankara. Tübitak. Demircioğlu A. (2018) Eleştirel Düşünme Eğitimi, Ankara. Gece Kitaplığı.

Ders - Program Öğrenme Kazanım İlişkisi

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Program Outcomes
1) Absorbs concepts related to all sub-fields of psychology (Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Learning Psychology, Social Psychology, Neuropsychology, Sports Psychology, etc.).
2) Explains the theories of psychology and human behavior based on theoretical foundations.
3) Explains the substructures of human and animal cognitive processes in the nervous system.
4) Conducts independent research within the framework of scientific principles.
5) Examines the emergence of psychology as a discipline, its development, and the process of decomposition into sub-fields in a historical perspective.
6) Applies the basic principles of psychological assessment.
7) Comprehends the cognitive, emotional and behavioral characteristics of people in working life.
8) Conducts scientific research for problems related to the subjects he/she is interested in.
9) Applies group dynamics and techniques that form the basis of the human-to-human communication process.
10) Learns contemporary information-processing and professional devices.
11) Evaluates human behavior in society in both ordinary and extraordinary situations.
12) Transforms the basic ethics, principles, values and rules of psychology into behavior.

Course Teaching, Learning Methods

Q & A
Case Problem Solving/ Drama- Role/ Case Management
Quantitative Problem Solving
Group Study / Assignment
Individual Assignment
WEB-based Learning
Practice in Field
Project Preparation
Report Writing
Social Activity
Occupational Activity
Occupational Trip
Application (Modelling, Design, Model, Simulation, Experiment et.)
Thesis Preparation
Field Study
Student Club and Council Activities
Interview and Oral Conversation
Watching a movie
Bibliography preparation
Oral, inscribed and visual knowledge production
Taking photographs
Mapping and marking
Reading maps
Copying textures
Creating a library of materials

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance % 0
Laboratory % 0
Application % 0
Practice Exam % 0
Quizzes % 0
Homework Assignments % 0
Presentation % 0
Project % 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) % 0
Field Study % 0
Article Critical % 0
Article Writing % 0
Module Group Study % 0
Brainstorming % 0
Role Playing + Dramatizing % 0
Out of Class Study % 0
Preliminary Work, Reinforcement % 0
Application Repetition etc. % 0
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.) % 0
Project Preparation + Presentation % 0
Report Preparation + Presentation % 0
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting % 0
Oral examination % 0
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Report Submission % 0
Bütünleme % 0
Kanaat Notu % 0
Committee % 0
Yazma Ödev Dosyası % 0
Portfolio % 0
Take-Home Exam % 0
Logbook % 0
Discussion % 0
Participation % 0
total % 100
total % 100

Calculation of Workload and ECTS Credits

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 14
Practice Exam
Special Course Internship (Work Placement)
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Article Critical
Article Writing
Module Group Study
Role Playing + Dramatizing
Out-of-Class Study (Pre-study, Reinforcement, Practice Review, etc.) 14 32
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.)
Project Preparation + Presentation
Report Preparation + Presentation
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting
Oral examination
Preparing for Midterm Exams 6 6
Preparing for the General Exam 7 8
GENERAL EXAM (Final) 1 1
Take-Home Exam
Total Workload 62
ECTS (30 saat = 1 AKTS ) 2