PROJECT BASED "COMPARATIVE COUNTRY KNOWLEDGE" COURSE


ÜNVER Ş. , GENÇ A.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, ss.189-200, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.189-200

Özet

Parallel with the reorganization of teacher training programs in Education Faculties, a course named "Comparative Country Knowledge" was introduced to be given in German Language Teaching Undergraduate Program since 2006-2007 academic year. This course was not used as a course transferring information about foreign countries or handling intercultural issues in a theoretical way in 2008 2009 spring term in Hacettepe University German Language Teaching Undergraduate program, Aims, content, activities, method, material and evaluation criteria were defined and organized with an intercultural approach and it was utilized as an opportunity for the prospective German language teacher's development of sensibility to interact healthfully with the foreign culture. In this study, "Comparative Country Knowledge" course conducted by a project has been evaluated in terms of student acquisition. Evaluation has been handled within respect to student opinions about the process, product and acquisition of the project as the three main criteria and it has been found that all activities creating the dynamism of the project are efficient tools for the intercultural development of students.