Examining the game teaching in special education teacher training in Turkey and European Union Member States

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Kayhan H. N. , Piştav Akmeşe P.

Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, cilt.13, ss.349-359, 2018 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18844/cjes.v13i3.751
  • Dergi Adı: Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.349-359



This study aims to examine the compulsory courses related to the game and game teaching in special education teacher

training undergraduate programme in terms of number, term, credit and content. The data in descriptive study have been determined using document analysis technique. It has been stated that pre-service teachers in most of the EU countries such as Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Luxemburg, Malta, Portugal, etc. take the courses related to game teaching in the first, secondand third years of their education, and the courses with the lowest credit are included in Greece’s and Holland’s special education teacher training programmes with four ECTS and the highest credits are included in Malta’s special education teacher training programme with 20 ECTS. In Turkey, special education teacher training programme which is updated in 2018 includes two ECTS of ‘Game and Music in Special Education’ course in the sixth term.

Keywords: Special education, teacher training programme, game, game teaching.