Course Title Course Code Program Level
Human Rights and Democracy Education GKS007 English Language Teaching (Starting from 2018-2019 Academic Year) B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
28 - - - - 60 88 2 3

Teaching Staff Dr.Öğrt.Üyesi Muhittin ŞAHİN
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites -
Recommended Optional Programme Component -
Course Objectives In this course seeks to provide information about Human, Human Rights Universal Declaration, European Human Rights treaty, philosophical fundamentals of human rights and democracy. Societal treaty, community-life, the process of change of the principle of human rights and democracy to behavior, from the view of input-process-output in elementary education system.
Course Content Basic concepts of human rights, human rights, citizenship and knowledge of the basic concepts of democracy, understanding of development historical of human rights, understanding of human rights the process of transition to the field international, national and international level of human rights protected, to understand how understanding the importance of the human rights and citizenship education
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and were successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings: 1. Explain the concept of human rights and its historical development. 2. Know basic human rights and international documents and organizations related to human rights. 3. Know the practices of democracy and human rights education in Turkey. 4. Know how democracy and human rights education can be done 5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the practices in democracy and human rights education. 6. Make it a habit to respect democracy and human rights. 7. Raise the awareness of those around themselves about democracy and human rights. 8. Be able to evaluate the current and social areas of human rights.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction – The aim and presentation of the course Understanding human rights and human as a species
2. Week - Defining principles of democracy - Some social conditions for democracy to occur
3. Week Historical development of democracy and human rights
4. Week Historical development of democracy and human rights
5. Week Democracy understandings, principles, approaches and human rights
6. Week - The principle of equality in human rights and the prohibition of discrimination - International documents and organizations related to human rights
7. Week Human rights through some precedent decisions
8. Week Midterm Examination
9. Week Democracy education and democratic education
10. Week - Family and democracy education - Education as a human right
11. Week - Preschool education and democracy education - Primary school education program and democracy education
12. Week Democracy education in secondary and higher education
13. Week Discussion week: - School models that claim to practice a democratic education - Can we describe the democratic school and classroom environment with educational philosophical approaches?
14. Week Questions and answers
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%) -
Homeworks/Term papers (%) -
Practice (%) -
Labs (%) -
Projects/Field Work (%) -
Seminars/Workshops (%) -
Final (%) 60
Other (%) -
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References
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