Educational Programs and Instruction

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This program aims to inform students of educational programs developed for; formal and non-formal education institutions of the Ministry of National Education and programs developed for; public and private establishments. It also aims to provide the students with information, skills and relevant behaviour that will assure instructional activities that are more efficient and fruitful. Through the information provided, students are enabled with an ability to develop educational programs and become qualified individuals in the field of educational technologies. This program is designed to fit the needs; of teachers from all sectors of education, of individuals working as program developers and/or managers in educative units of public and private institutions, and needs of individuals who wish to be academicians in this field.

This program is designed to be completed with or without thesis. If one wishes to complete this program with thesis, then he/she is required to successfully complete 7 modules, a seminar, and a thesis. If one wishes to complete this program without thesis, then he/she is required to successfully complete 10 modules and a project.

Code T P C
EPÖ 601Learning and Teaching Theories 3 0 3
EPÖ 602Program Development and Implementation 3 0 3
EPÖ 603Educational Technology 3 0 3
EPÖ 604Research Methodologies 3 0 3
EPÖ 605Instructional Design and Practice 3 0 3
EPÖ 609Teaching-Learning Process 3 0 3
EPÖ 612 Educational Technology and its Application 3 0 3
EPÖ 614 Total Quality Management in Education 3 0 3
EPÖ 615 Problems in Modern Education System 3 0 3
EPÖ 616 Developing In-service Training Programs 3 0 3
EPÖ 618 SeminAr Successful/Unsuccessful
EPÖ 622Education Statistics 3 0 3
EPÖ 625 New Approaches in Teacher Education 3 0 3
EPÖ 626Human Relations in Education 3 0 3
EPÖ 627Advanced Assessment and Evaluation 3 0 3
EPÖ 630Cooperative Learning Applications 3 0 3
EPÖ 631Drama Education 3 0 3
EPÖ 632 Information usage in Educational Research 3 0 3
EPÖ 633 Classroom Management 3 0 3
EPÖ 634Sociology in Education 3 0 3
EPÖ 635Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
EPÖ 636 Educational Innovations in European Countries 3 0 3
EPÖ 637 New Approaches in Higher Education Programs 3 0 3
EPÖ 638 Creative Drama in Education 3 0 3
EPÖ 639Project Management and Evaluation in Education 3 0 3
EPÖ 649Project (MA without thesis) Successful/Unsuccessful
EPÖ 650 Thesis Successful/Unsuccessful
EPÖ 601 Learning- Teaching Theories (3-0-3)
This module focuses on: Basic concepts regarding teaching and learning, approaches in teaching, approaches in learning, principle theories of teaching and learning, classical and virtual conditioning, discovery learning, information processing theory, model of teaching activities, social learning theory, cognitive learning theory, structural learning theory, multiple intelligences theory, reflection of teaching and learning theories into the classroom.

EPÖ 602 Program Development and Implementation (3-0-3)
This module provides a close study on: Basic concepts of program development, factors which make program development necessary, program types, theoretical basis of program development; historical philosophical, psychological, and social, constituents of educational programs; aims, content, teaching and learning processes, evaluation, models of program development; instructional design approaches, the process of program development; progressive classification of aims, determination of aims and behavioural goals, selection and organisation of content, organisation of instruction and testing, new approaches in program development, and preparation of a program design.

EPÖ 603 Educational Technology (3-0-3)
This module regards educational technology as a discipline and focuses on: its development, its conceptual dimension, its teaching and learning processes dimension, its educational environment dimension, its instructor dimension, and focuses on the examination of its applications. Furthermore, this module closely deals with implementation of this discipline, discussion of issues regarding research and applications, its relationship with program development and new tendencies in this field.

EPÖ 604 Research Methods (3-0-3)
Basic concepts: Science, social science, qualitative and quantitative research, stages in quantitative research; subject, aim, literature review, samples, data collection and analysis, and reporting, descriptive method: questionnaire, interview, observation, measurement and measurement tools, types of scales, relational analysis, causative comparison method, empirical method, ethics in research, and evaluation of research.

EPÖ 605 Instructional Design and Practice (3-0-3)
This module involves: Needs analysis, analysis of subjects in relation to learning fields, writing the aims, development of assessment tools, designing instruction; introduction, presentation, evaluation activities, selection of teaching methods, decision of teaching environment, selection of instructional equipment, preparation for evaluation of the instruction, assessment of the process, and evaluation of the product.

EPÖ 609 Teaching-Learning Process (3-0-3)
This module focuses on teaching and learning process; which involves the process of transferring knowledge from the one who is giving to the one who is receiving. This module emphasizes that the teaching process cannot be performed if there is a missing element among the three of the teaching and learning elements. (These are; the teacher, the leaner as well as the good learning environment.) The teaching as well as the learning activity depends upon how these elements works together. The teacher is the one that facilitates the whole process of learning. The learners are considered as the key participants in the teaching and learning process. Teaching and learning is a process that includes many variables. These variables interact as learners work toward their goals and incorporate new knowledge, behaviors, and skills that add to their range of learning experiences.

EPÖ 612 Educational Technology and its Application (3-0-3)
This module involves: Technological developments in education, computer and its role in education, educational software, multiple environments; CD-Rom’s, interactive CD’s, Hyper-media, interactive videos, virtual reality, websites, types of websites, internet, e-mails, interactive systems, information distribution systems, teleconference systems, and the usages of contemporary educational technologies in Cyprus and in other countries.

EPÖ 614 Total Quality Management in Education (3-0-3)
This module involves a close study of: The birth of total quality management, conceptual and theoretical basis of total quality management, the process of total management, principles of total quality management, and its implementations in the manufacturing sector.

EPÖ 615 Problems in Modern Education System (3-0-3)
This module focuses on: Identifying goals of education and putting forward the need for new goals according to the changing conditions of the world, acknowledging the structure of the educational system, identifying problems of the education system and suggesting solutions, discussions on educational problems in Pre-school, primary education, secondary education and vocational education, and higher education, discussions on educational needs which is increasing day by day, bringing up academic staff and presenting in-service problems of the staff, suggesting solutions, and discussing the main problems in higher education.

EPÖ 616 Developing In-service Training Programs (3-0-3)
This module focuses on: Quality in in-service training, factors which make in-service training necessary, competence and responsibilities of the in-service trainer, in-service training in Turkey; applications and problems, the process of in-service training, preparation of the in-service training programs, carrying out in-service training, and evaluation of in-service training programs.

EPÖ 618 Seminar (Successful/Unsuccessful)
This module involves: Identification of subjects of the field of Educational Programs and Instruction, examination of the research carried out in the field of Educational Programs and Instruction, decision on a subject of study, literature review of the chosen subject, limiting the problems of the chosen subject and conducting a research, reporting the research, presenting the research and providing discussions.

EPÖ 622 Education Statistics (3-0-3)
Basic concepts regarding hypothesis tests; Hypothesis, Null hypothesis, type I error, type II error, degrees of freedom, dependent variable, independent variable, one-way test (ANOVA), bidirectional test, normal distribution, “t” distribution, small sample, large sample, PARAMETRIC tests; characteristics, numerical, t-test, one-way and bidirectional analysis of variance, NON-PARAMETRIC tests; characteristics, numerical, X2 and Kolmogrov-Smirnov one-sample t-test, Bonferroni, Mc Nemar and sign tests for two dependent variables, Fisher’s exact probability test for two independent variables, Median and Mann-Whitney U tests; independent K sample X2 test, and implementing SPSS Software Package; Factor Analysis.

EPÖ 625 New Approaches in Teacher Education (3-0-3)
Teacher education system in Turkey and in Cyprus; education in the pre-republic era and education during the republic era, teacher education nowadays, teacher education in countries of the European Union; Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, England, Spain, Portugal, teacher education in Unites States of America, Canada, Australia and Japan, teacher education in candidate countries of the European Union; Poland and Hungary.

EPÖ 626 Human Relations in Education (3-0-3)
This module focuses on: Communication theories, communication processes, effective communication in educational institutions, characteristics of effective communication, basic problems in communication and relative solutions, and the significance of communication in the development of organisational cultures.

EPÖ 627 Advanced Assessment and Evaluation (3-0-3)
Basics of assessment, characteristics of equipment and methods relative to this field, registers, tests which require short answers, tests which require classification, verbal tests, goal analysis and test content, evaluating cognitive behaviour, evaluation of emotional behaviour, evaluation of psychomotor skills, examinations and exam planning, printing, applying and evaluating evaluation tools, applying statistics to the evaluation results, assessment and grading, and developing tests through item analysis

EPÖ 630 Cooperative Learning Applications (3-0-3)
This module focuses on: Conceptual framework of cooperative learning, theoretical background of cooperative learning, learning theories that the cooperative learning relies on, cooperative learning environments; traditional environments and computer aided environments, activities for cooperative learning; group projects, homework, written assignments, etc, assessment and evaluation in cooperative learning, teachers role in cooperative learning, implementations of cooperative learning and research results conducted in this field.

EPÖ 649 Project (for MA without Thesis) (Successful/unsuccessful)
The preparation of a research project.

EPÖ 650 Thesis (Successful/unsuccessful)
Carrying out a genuine research in the field of relevant study and thesis defence before a thesis committee.

This program aims to educate students on; developing educational programs used in; formal and non-formal education institutions of the Ministry of National Education and in public and private establishments. The program also aims to educated and equip students with relevant information, skills and behaviour that is necessary for making instructional activities more efficient. In addition to all the above, this program has been designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to aid them to become specialized individuals in the field of educational programs and instruction. It directs students to keep up to date on recent developments in the field of educational programs and instruction, and it equips them with relevant abilities and knowledge to be able to make suggestions to the problems identified in this field.

This program has been designed to fit the needs; of teachers from all sectors of education, of individuals working as program developers and/or managers in educative units of public and private institutions, and needs of individuals who wish to be academicians in this field.

This program has been designed to be completed with a thesis. It consists of 7 modules, seminar and a thesis.

Codes Name of Modules T< P< C/th>
EPO 701 Program Development Models and New Approaches 3 0 3
EPO 702 Evaluating Educational Programs 3 0 3
EPO 703 New Approaches to Instruction 3 0 3
EPO 704 Developments in Teacher Education Systems 3 0 3
EPO 705 Research Design and Data Analysis 3 0 3
EPO 706 Analysis and Design of Instructional Systems 3 0 3
EPÖ 707 New Approaches to Higher Education Programs 3 0 3
EPÖ 708 Educational Programs and Educational Seminars 3 0 3
EPÖ 709 Thesis 3 0 3
EPO 701 Program Development Models and New Approaches (3-0-3)
This module involves: Basic models of program development, behaviour based models, constructivist models, and models on the process of program development. In addition to the above, this module involves a close study of developments made in the field of program development and relevant implementations.

EPO 702 Evaluating Educational Programs (3-0-3)
This module focuses on; approaches to evaluating educational programs, learning processes, program drafts, the schematizing process of programs and analysis. Students will be provided with the opportunity to implement one of the approaches of evaluating educational programs provided in this module.

EPO 703 New Approaches to Instruction (3-0-3)
This module involves a close study of: Discussions on new opinions on instruction, examination of learning styles and learning strategies, reviewing the impact of new teaching methods, associating new teaching methods to new technologies, modern communication tools, restructuring instruction; reviewing the paradigm shifts of teacher-student roles, and possible problems to become across by implementing new methods and approaches to instruction.

EPO 704 Developments in Teacher Education Systems (3-0-3)
This module involves a close study of teacher education systems of different countries. This is done in terms of; common principles, tendencies, developments and relevant issues. This module also involves consideration of the teacher education system of the Turks.

EPO 705 Research Design and Data Analysis (3-0-3)
This module involves: designing a research on instructional technology, implementing the research and facilitating basic statistic through the use of SPSS. Then, the data of the research is analysed and interpreted.

EPO 706 Analysis and Design of Instructional Systems (3-0-3)
This module focuses on: Models of needs assessment, the processes of needs assessment, approaches to needs assessment, needs analysis implementation, performance analysis, task analysis, learner analysis, environmental analysis, and instructional design for students with different learning styles.

EPÖ 707 New Approaches to Higher Education Programs (3-0-3)
In this module, new approaches to higher education programs are emphasized, the Bologna process is closely examined and evaluated.

EPÖ 708 Educational Programs and Educational Seminars (Successful/unsuccessful)
With considerations of contemporary implementations and research carried out in the field of instructional technology, this module provides students with; problem analysis in the field of instructional technology, information on the process of writing a proposal; literature review, subject decision, identification of priorities, definition of problem, limitations of study, method, indications and reaching conclusions, presentation of the proposal, evaluation of feedback, and finalising the thesis as a report.

EPÖ 709 Thesis (Successful/unsuccessful)
Carrying out a genuine research in the field of relevant study and thesis defence before a thesis committee.