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IPCEDU 2021 - Panels


Dr. Özgür BOLAT




David Dockterman innovates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Over the last 35 years, he has continued to balance lives in the academic and publishing worlds, supporting the development and implementation of research-driven innovative practices to tackle challenging educational problems, while also lecturing at HGSE.
At Tom Snyder, and later at Scholastic and HMH, he designed dozens of award-winning computer programs including: Decisions, Decisions: Science Court (which was also a highly-acclaimed TV show on ABC Saturday morning); and The Great Ocean Rescue. Dockterman has also served as a key advisor for the development of MATH 180, READ 180 Universal, Into Learning, and other core and supplemental programs. He consults with publishers, entrepreneurs, and learning organizations on the translation of evidence into effective, scalable, and engaging practice.
Dockterman's long-time Harvard course, Innovation by Design, fosters an iterative, agile approach to evidence-driven innovation across a range of educational issues. His course on Adaptive Learning focuses on responding effectively to the multiple dimensions of learner variability. The class investigates ways that technology can support more adaptive teachers and learners across a range of learning contexts.
Productive struggle and a learning mindset fuel innovation and growth, and Dockterman has become adept at infusing the underlying research from behavioral psychology and cognitive science to foster those dispositions among students, teachers, and institutional leaders. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Design and Development in Education, an Editorial Board Member for the journal npj Science of Learning, and a judge for the Global Learning XPRIZE. He is currently involved in projects tackling early literacy, effective math instruction, adult development, and civic engagement.

Dr. David FROST

David served as a teacher in the UK state system in the 1970s and 80s before joining the university sector as a teacher educator in 1986. His doctoral study focused on the development of programmes to enable teachers to lead change in their schools. In 1996 he joined the Faculty of Education at Cambridge where he was able to continue his interest in teacher leadership. He was one of the founders of the Leadership for Learning group at the Faculty of Education. By building partnerships with a local education authority, schools and teachers, David was able to develop the HertsCam Network, which subsequently became an independent, teacher-led organisation. It is now a registered charity which continues to support school and teacher development.

Prof. Dr. Drago-Severson ELLIE

Educational Background
  • B.A., Long Island University
  • Ed.M. (Human Development and Psychology), Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Ed.D. (Human Development and Psychology), Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University
Scholarly Interest
Leadership for adult development. Supporting teachers, principals, assistant principals, superintendents and other educational leaders in their professional and personal development in K-12 schools and adult education settings (domestically and internationally). Designing learning environments that support adult and leadership development. Coaching for growth. Adult learning and literacy. Enhancing doctoral research training. Qualitative research methodology.


Prof. Dr. Ahmet DOĞANAY


Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Çukurova University, Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Sciences
Prof. Dr. Ahmet DOĞANAY completed his undergraduate education at Ankara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and his master's degrees at Ankara University and Long Island Universities. He completed his PhD in social studies education at the University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1993. Ahmet DOĞANAY, who worked as a classroom teacher for one year in 1978, started his academic life in 1984 at Çukurova University Faculty of Education. Returning abroad, he started working at the same faculty and is still continuing.
Ahmet DOĞANAY, who has served in various administrative positions such as head of the department, vice dean, director of the school, senate member and dean in his academic life, has been a member of the Interuniversity Board since 2015. He has worked as an expert and consultant in various national and international projects. He had been the editor-in-chief of Pegem Education and Instruction Journal for many years. He is still one of the chief editors of Education and Science Journal

Prof. Dr. Gürcü ERDAMAR

She is a professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the Gazi Faculty of Education, Gazi University. She graduated from Gazi University with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Education in 1993. She received her first master’s degree from Gazi University in 1995 in Child Development and Education and second master’s degree in 1998 in Educational Programs and Teaching from Hacettepe University. She received her PhD from Hacettepe University in Educational Programs and Teaching in 2002. Her areas of research is curriculum development, effective teaching and teacher training, teaching practices, teaching-learning approaches, preschool educational programs, quality and accreditation in higher education. She is the Accreditation Coordinator of Gazi Faculty of Education.

Prof. Dr. Mustafa SÖZBİLİR

I am a professor of chemistry education at Atatürk University. I have been teaching courses mainly on research methods in education and teaching and learning of science and chemistry at secondary level. My research interests include teacher training, curriculum evaluation, how students learn in science/chemistry, undergraduates’ understandings of chemical ideas in thermodynamics, context-based teaching, problem-based learning, trends in science/chemistry education, and teaching science/chemistry to visually impaired students.
I served in IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry - www.iupac.org) Committee on Chemistry Education as titular member (2008-2015) and chair (2016-2017). Currently I am representing Turkey as a national representative in the same committee since 2018.
I am also member of some national and international organization serving in science or chemistry education as well as taking active roles such as board memberships and administrative duties.

Prof. Dr. Selahiddin ÖĞÜLMÜŞ

Prof. Öğülmüş graduated from Department of Psychological Services in Education of Ankara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences (1983). He completed his master’s (in 1986) and phD (1991) at the Department of Psychological Services in Education in Ankara University, Institute of Social Sciences. He worked as a research assistant at Van Yüzüncü Yıl University between 1985-1990. In 1990, he started to work as a research assistant at Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Psychological Services in Education. In the same department, he became assistant professor in 1992, associate professor in 1996, and professor in 2002.
In 1998, he was a visiting scholar at Ohio State University, USA with TUBITAK scholarship. In the academic year of 2002-2003, he worked as a lecturer in Turkey-Kyrgyzstan Manas University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He served as a member of Organizing Committees, a member of the Advisory Boards in many national and international meetings, and he worked as a field editor and reviewer in various national and international scientific journals. He has researches and publications on topics such as Vandalism and its Prevention, Violence and its Prevention in Schools, Resilience, Interpersonal Problem-Solving Skills Training, Conflict Resolution Training, Motivation in Education, Education in the 21st Century. Between 2006-2012, Prof. Dr. Selahiddin ÖĞÜLMÜŞ has served in various administrative positions such as Head of Psychological Services in Education Department, Head of Guidance and Psychological Counseling Department, Head of Educational Psychology Division, Faculty Board Membership and Faculty Administration Board Membership. He is Deputy Director of Ankara University Political Psychology Research and Application Center and a member of Ankara University Child Culture Research and Application Center Central Board. Prof. Dr. Selahiddin ÖĞÜLMÜŞ has been working as the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Ankara University since October 19, 2020.

Özgür Bolat David DOCKTERMAN David FROST Drago-Severson ELLIE

Prof. Dr. Selçuk ÖZDEMİR


Dr. Özdemir, received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Middle East Technical University and Ph.D from Gazi University. He has been conducting R&D studies for the last ten years to enable new generations to acquire the production skills with informatics at the earliest ages. Within the scope of these studies, his R&D company Bilişim Garajı -online platform established in Gazi Technopark- has enabled more than 600,000 students across the country to meet with the production of coding, 3d design and smart device technologies for the last 8 years. He has articles in prestigious scientific journals and international book chapters. Özdemir is married and has 2 children.

Prof. Dr. Kamil ÖZERK



Prof. Dr. Ömer Delialioğlu has obtained his Ph.D. in the field of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at METU in 2004, with a study examining the factors affecting blended learning environments. He conducted scientific studies on the use of games and simulations in education, systemic change in education, and the worldwide impact of Cisco Computer Networks Academy training at Indiana University between 2005-2006. He received the title of associate professor in 2013 and the title of professor in 2019 in the METU CEIT department, where he is currently a member of faculty. Between 2017 and 2018, he took part in research projects on the use of Creative Computing in Education at the University of Illinois with a Fulbrigt research fellowship. He has many national and international articles and papers on blended learning environments, computer networks and information security, mobile learning, technology-supported learning environments, spatial thinking skills, use of technology in special education and technology integration in education. He is currently working at METU as the advisor to the rector in charge of distance education, quality and strategy, library and documentation. He is a member of the YÖK Distance Education Commission.

Doç. Dr. Recep BİLDİK


Prof. Dr. Selçuk ŞİRİN