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Üniversitemizde  12 Mayıs 2016 Günü Saat 10:00 – 11:45 arasında “Flipped Classroom Teaching and A University-Workplace Model at Istanbul MEF University” konulu konferans Mühendislik 1020 nolu salonda gerçekleştirilmiştir

Konuşmacılar: Yrd. Doç Dr. Zelha Tunç-Pekkan, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özcan
Konu:  “Flipped Classroom Teaching and A University-Workplace Model at Istanbul MEF University”
Yer ve Zaman: Mühendislik Fakültesi, 1020 nolu salon, 12 Mayıs 2016, 10:00-11:45

10:00 – 11:00  Yrd. Doç Dr. Zelha Tunç-Pekkan’ın konuşmaları
11:00 – 11:15  Kahve Molası
11:15 – 11:45  Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özcan’ın konuşmaları


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University Within Workplace: A University-Workplace Partnership Model For Professional Education

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özcan

Abstract : Historically, the goal of the university was the education of intellectuals. To this end, the liberal arts which includes grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy are used to taught in universities. Teaching of any profession was not part of university curriculum. Today the situation is totally opposite. In modern society, university is the place where professional education is provided. In fact, classroom is not a natural but an artificial place for professional education. A profession should be taught in its workplace where practitioners perform their profession. To improve both the quality of production in workplaces and the quality of professinal education in universities, the collaboration between universities and workplaces is not an option but a necessity. The concept University within Workplace is applied to teacher education at MEF University since fall 2014. Assessment of the model through empirical studies shows that it has a promising future.

Biography: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özcan is the Dean of the Faculty of Education at MEF University. He began his career as an elementary school teacher and worked for four years with bilingual students. He continued his education in the area of educational sciences, taught at teacher education schools and worked as an assistant superintendent. Dr. Özcan completed his Master’s degree and began to study towards a PhD in the Department of Social Foundations of Education at the University of Ankara, College of Educational Sciences. Dr. Özcan moved to America to the University of Iowa, College of Education in 1988, during which time he developed a theory for improving teacher performance. He graduated with a PhD in 1993. Dr. Özcan worked as a teacher educator at Clarke University and Rhode Island College in the USA for 22 years. During these years, he developed a university-school partnership model for teacher education, which is called University within School. His two books on teacher education are: Teachers in the Information Age (2011), and University within School (2013). Dr. Özcan worked as a consultant for TED, Bahçeşehir, and Mehmet Akif Ersoy Universities, for the Ministry of National Education and TÜSIAD and taught at Gazi University, College of Education. In April 2016, he presented his ‘University within School’ model at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. He also presented his University within School model in various conferences in Turkey, Cyprus, Finland, Italy and the United States.

Teaching Math in Flipped Class Mode

Yrd. Doç Dr. Zelha Tunç-Pekkan

Abstract: Generation Z  has different life than the college students back in 10 years. Now, they use technology more and they spend less time on reading or preparing for classes. Because of the change in their lifes, priorities and with the use of more technology, universities have to respond to those  changes and adapt themselves to the needs of  students. High use of technology with Flipped classroom method can be seen as a key methodology for teaching college courses effectively. MEF University is the World’s first university using flipped classroom method university-wide. In this presentation, I will present how we flip our mathematics and mathematics education courses using technology at MEF and discuss how effective this method can be.

Biography: Zelha Tunç-Pekkan was born to a family of teachers. After she graduated from Middle East Technical University, Science and Mathematics Education in 2000, she moved to USA. She got her M.S. degree from Indiana University in 2002 and PhD degree in Mathematics Education from University of Georgia in 2008. For her post-doctoral studies, she worked in an interdisciplinary  project for teaching fractions with computational tools in the most prestigious computer schools in the world, Carnegie Mellon University. After offering undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Pittsburgh, she taught one full year high school mathematics in İstanbul, Turkey. Later, she worked as a faculty member at Yeditepe University, İstanbul and directed many research projects on school-university partnerships. During 2013 academic year, she offered graduate courses at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 2014, she has been working as the Vice Dean of Faculty of Education and Chair of Department of Mathematics Education at MEF University and teaching middle school mathematics at a low SES public school in Istanbul.  She is leading the pioneering team in Turkey, namely MEF Mathematics Teacher Education Team that develops teacher training models through partnership between Education Faculties and schools. As a member of MEF University Faculty, she uses Flipped classroom methods for teaching and research purposes.

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