Course Title Course Code Program Level
Out-of-School Learning Environments MBS017 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
2 28 2 4

Teaching Staff Dr. Şefika Tatar
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Elective
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives It is aimed to raise awareness about the place and importance of informal learning environments in learning with the out of school learning environments course.
Course Content “Outdoor learning” course focuses on the place and importance of informal learning and informal learning environments in out-of-school learning.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Those who successfully complete this course are expected to achieve the following outcomes: 1. Define informal learning and informal learning environments. 2. Explain the place of informal learning environments in out-of-school learning. 3. Explain teaching methods, techniques (project based learning, station technique etc.) and teaching materials suitable for out-of-school learning environments. 4. Explain out-of-school learning activity implementation stages (planning, implementation, evaluation).
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the Course, Course Description, Objectives and Basic Concepts
2. Week Outdoor learning and related concepts
3. Week The place of informal learning environments in outdoor learning
4. Week The scope and importance of outdoor learning
5. Week Activity implementation steps and difficulties in outdoor learning
6. Week Teaching methods and techniques suitable for outdoor learning
7. Week Teaching materials suitable for outdoor learning
8. Week Midterm
9. Week Outdoor learning environments (museums and science centers)
10. Week Outdoor learning environments (planetariums, science cafes, zoos)
11. Week Outdoor learning environments (aquariums, national parks, botanical gardens)
12. Week Outdoor learning environments (nature schools)
13. Week Outdoor learning environments (art galleries, health institutions)
14. Week Outdoor learning environments (industrial institutions and organizations, sports centers)
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 Okul Dışı Öğrenme Ortamları. Editör: Prof. Dr. Ahmet İlhan Şen. Pegem Akademi.
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)