Prof. Dr. Ali YILDIRIM
Prof.Dr. Ali Yildirim is a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Middle East Technical University. His research interests include alternative teaching and learning processes, instructional planning and assessment, teacher education, critical thinking and social studies education. He has done extensive work with schools on school improvement, curriculum development and active teaching. He provided consultancy to the Ministry of National Education in several nationwide research projects such as national achievement testing, parent education and vocational education. He also served as educational consultant to several large scale World-Bank financed development projects in Turkey such as National Education Development Project and Preservice Teacher Education Project. He has been involved in numerous European Union Projects that focused on active citizenship, lifelong education, climate friendly schools, educational networks and validation of informal learning outcomes. He served in ad-hoc committees of Ministry of National Education and Higher Education Council on accreditation, faculty-school collaboration, teacher competencies and teaching certificate coursework producing program guidelines and frameworks. His published books and articles focus on teacher education, instructional planning, thinking and learning skills, teaching of social studies and qualitative research.
Prof. Dr. Hasan ŞEKER
Hasan Şeker is Professor in the Faculty of Education at Muğla Sıtkı Kocman University. He holds the degrees of BEd, Master of Arts (MA), and PhD in Curriculum studies. He has diverse research interests: Curriculum studies, teacher education, assessment and evaluation of teaching and learning process. Dr. Şeker teaches a number of curriculum studies and teacher education courses including curriculum studies and teaching and learning processes at the Faculty of Education, Muğla University, Turkey. Dr. Şeker can be contacted Faculty of Education, Muğla Sıtkı Kocman University, Turkey. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Fatma HAZIR BIKMAZ
Prof.Dr. Fatma BIKMAZ, dean of the Ankara University Faculty of the Educational Sciences and Professor of Education, is also the Head of the Department of Educational Sciences.
Dr. Bıkmaz earned her PhD degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences after obtaining an undergraduate and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university’s Graduate School of Social Sciences. During her PhD education, Dr. Bıkmaz was awarded the Turkish Academy of Sciences’ Integrated PhD Scholarship to lead research at Arizona State University in the U.S. Dr. Bıkmaz was also granted the Singapore Cooperation Programme Training Award on teacher education in 2007, which was organized in cooperation with Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Institute of Education (NIE).
Dr. Bıkmaz joined the faculty as a research assistant at Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, where she also worked as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor. In the framework of Higher Education Council of Turkey’s Scholarship Program, Dr. Bıkmaz also worked at Columbia University Teachers College as an Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow, where she did research on the Models in Teacher Professional Development between 2011 and 2012.
Dr. Bıkmaz who is serving as the Dean of the Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, continues to teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Her primary research interests involve curriculum development, science curriculum, pre-service teacher education, teacher induction, and professional development of teachers. Dr. Bıkmaz is an active member of such professional organizations as the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE), the International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE), and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).
Prof. Dr. Hülya Güvenç
Prof.Dr. Hulya Guvenc completed his B.Sc. degree in Primary School Education at Ataturk University. She completed his M.Sc. in 1999 at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Universty, and Ph.D. in 2004 in Curriculum Development and Instruction field at the University of Dokuz Eylul University. She began his professional life as a primary school teacher. Between 1994-1999 worked as a teacher in Kastamonu and Çanakkale. Between 1999 and 2005, she worked as a research assistant at Trakya and Dokuz Eylül Universities. Between 2015 and 2013, she served as assistant professor at Trakya and Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Universities. She became associate professor in 2012. Güvenç worked at Yeditepe University between the years 2003-2018. Dr Güvenç, became full professor at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University in 2018, still continues to work at this institution. Her research interests are in pre and in-service teacher education, active learning, self-regulated learning, teachers’ motivational support and financial literacy. Besides publishing numerous articles in national and international journals, Dr. Guvenc conducted many workshops, seminars, and in-service training programs for different institutions, organizations, and public and private schools in order to help educators’ professional development.