O1: Quality criteria for PD and how to implement them in day-to-day PD for teachers
Hacettepe University (HU) is a major state university in Turkey with over 28000 students and 3500 academic staff. The university has 13 faculties, 9 schools, 1 conservatory, 13 institutes and 35 research centres.
The Faculty of Education is able to meet the challenge of contemporary education through its highly qualified academic staff, who are open to change and development and who also benefit from international experience and cooperation.
The faculty has 16 programmes under five departments (Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Educational Sciences, Secondary Science and Mathematics Education, Foreign Language Education and Elementary Education).
Hacettepe STEM & Maker Lab was established in 2009. H-STEM & Maker Lab has involved in several EC FP7 projects (e.g., S-TEAM, SAILS, MaScil) and Erasmus+ projects (STING, INSTEM, MASDIV and STEM PD Net).
Our team in the STEM PD project includes Prof. Dr. Gultekin Cakmakci and Prof. Buket Akkoyunlu.
Gultekin Cakmakci is a Professor of Science Education at Hacettepe University and has been teaching courses on STEM education and public engagement with STEM. His research interests focus on developing scientific literacy among students and the general public and on the design, implementation and evaluation of STEM teaching.
He is currently a board member of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST), the International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE), and Journal of Research in STEM Education.
Buket Akkoyunlu, Professor, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Leicester. She is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Cankaya University. Her research interests focus on web based instructional design, multimedia learning, digital empowerment and information literacy. She has involved in several EU projects such as MASCIL, CARIPSIE and MASDIV.