IV th International Eurasian Educational
Research Congress

02 - 05 May 2018
Akdeniz University / Antalya/TURKEY


Guest Speakers

Prof. Philip G. ZIMBARDO

Keynote Topic:"Evil to Heroism"

The presentation walks the audience through Dr. Zimbardo's life's work, and how he ended up inspiring heroism. It also addresses democracy, his time perspective, shyness, and how men and boys are disconnected in today's society.

Philip G. Zimbardo is an internationally recognized as the “voice and face of comtemporary American psychology” through his widely seen PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment, authoring the current textbook in psychology, Psychology and Life, in its 18th Edition, and his popular trade books on Shyness in adults and in children; Shyness: What it is, What to do about it and The Shy Child. He has been a Stanford University professor since 1968, having taught previously at Yale, NYU and Columbia. His more than 300 professional publications and 50 books convey his reseach interest in the domain of social psychology, madness, cults, political psychology, torture and terrorism. He was recently president of the American Psychological Association. Zimbardo’s new book has been a New York Times bestseller: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House 2007)

Ercan DEMİRCİ - Deputy Secretary of The Ministry of Education

Keynote Topic:Schooling Syrian Children in Turkey

After getting his graduate degree from Ankara University Faculty of Language History and Geography, History Department, Ercan Demirci completed his postgraduate degree in Selcuk University Institute of Social Sciences, Sociology Department. He worked in different departments of The Ministry of Youth and Sports and The Ministry of Education. Since January 2016, he is a Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education. He is in charge of General Directorate of Vocational Education, Genral Directorate of Life Long Learning and Suporting Integration of Syrian Children to Turkish Education System Project.


Keynote Topic:Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Reflections on Education

Prof. Dr. Tuğba Yanpar Yelken who is the member of the Board of Higher Education Quality Council is also an academician in Mersin University Education Faculty. Apart from being member of senate, the head of the department and her roles in different boards, Prof. Yelken was the director of Life Long Learning Centre of Mersin University and the coordinator of Adaptation of University Life lesson. Between 2010 and 2013 she was the Dean of Education Faculty in Mersin University. In 2015 she was assigned as the member of the Board of Higher Education Quality Council by Higher Education Council. She has got national and international publications not only on teaching techniques and methods, teaching technologies and material design, teacher training, lifelong learning, new developments on primary, secondary and higher education but also on quality fields. She took charge in international and national projects. Apart from being Bologna expert on the Board of Education Higher, Prof. Yelken worked as a member of National Qualificatıons Framework for Higher Education in Turkey. She is currently a member of the Teacher Training Working Group in the Higher Education Council, a member of Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) General Assembly and Technical Board and a member of Higher Education Quality Board. She is also the Head of the Curriculum and Instruction in Mersin University at the Faculty of Education.

Prof. Zeynep AYCAN

WORKSHOP: Scale Development and Adaptation: Theory and Practice

Zeynep Aycan is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Koç University. She is the Director of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Aycan recieved her graduate and post graduate degrees from Bogazici University. She received her Doctoral degree from Queen's University and conducted post-doctoral studies at McGill Universiy, Faculty of Management. She has got 5 published books and over 70 scientfic articles and chapters mostly in foreign language. Aycan’s researches are granted an award both internationally and nationally. Some of them are: TUBITAK Science Award, American Psychological Association (APA) Global Book of the Year Award. • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Best Leadership and Management Book of the Year. • Elected Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Fellowship (SIOP) • Elected Fellow, Association for Psychological Sciences (APS)

Assoc. Prof. Şenel Poyrazlı

Keynote Topic:Psychological Consulting through E-Education: Implementations in America

Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, Behavioral Sciences and Education, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. Dr. Poyrazli received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from University of Houston. Her clinical background includes working with adolescents, college students, adults, married/unmarried couples, and war veterans, and dealing with issues primarily related to relationships, psychosocial adjustment, decision making, depression, and trauma. Her research primarily involves college students’ and immigrants’ psychosocial adjustment processes; with cross-cultural competency and multicultural education being an additional research interest. Dr. Poyrazli teaches counseling skills, small groups counseling, theories of counseling, family therapy, internship, research methods, multicultural psychology, and multicultural competency. She was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award by Penn State Harrisburg in 2007 and a Faculty Diversity Award in 2010. Dr. Poyrazli is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is actively involved within the organization. Within APA Division 52 (International Psychology), she just got elected as president (2014). She served as the editor of the division’s official publication International Psychology Bulletin for a 5-year term and chaired the division’s Long-Range Planning Committee. She also chaired the division’s APA conference program for 2010 that was held in San Diego, CA. For APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), she chaired chairs the International Student Mentoring and Orientation Committee (IMOC) and served as a reviewer for the division's APA 2008, 2009, and 2010 conference program. Within Division 1 (General Psychology), Dr. Poyrazli served as an associate editor for the division’s newsletter, The General Psychologist. Dr. Poyrazli also serves as a co-editor of the Eurasian Journal of Educational Research and as a consulting editor for International Perspectives in Psychology. Her research has been published in well-known journals such as Journal of College Student Development, Psychological Reports, Journal of College Counseling, Journal of Humanistic Counseling Education and Development, International Journal of Stress Management, Adolescence, Journal of Psychology, and Journal of Counseling and Development.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ulaş SUNATA

Ulas Sunata is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Bahçeşehir University (BAU). She received her B.Sc. in Statistics and M.Sc. in Sociology from Middle East Technical University, Ankara. She was invited to be a visiting scholar in the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) in Germany for her work in migration studies and was awarded scholarships by DAAD and Hans-Böckler Foundation. Professor Sunata completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Osnabrück and joined the BAU academic staff in 2010. Professor Sunata has published numerous works in the fields of migration, globalization, diaspora, urbanization and gender studies including two books while in Germany. Her research deals with contemporary diasporas of Turkey and focuses on the complex migratory relationship between Turkey and Germany. Her recent work includes an oral-history project on the Circassian diaspora in Turkey. Since 2013, she has expanded her research towards developing and conducting academic projects about Syrian refugees. Her research method combines theoretical policy analysis with large-scale corpora and data-driven methodologies. Professor Sunata established the Center of Migration and Urban Studies (BAUMUS) in order to empower interdisciplinary teamwork and foster collaborative projects.