Education

Biodata

Prof. Özcan Demirel was born on the 1st of March in 1943 at Sapanca, Adapazarı in Turkey. He graduated from Ankara – Gazi Teacher Training College, Department of English Language Teaching in 1964 and was awarded his PhD degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 1979. He worked at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education as a full professor and taking several administrative positions such as department Chair, acting Dean and University Senate Member. He retired from Hacettepe University in May 2010. At present, he has been teaching at the department of ELT at the Faculty of Education, Cyprus International University after his retirement from Hacettepe University in 2010.

Prof. Demirel is the author of 20 books on education and the co-author of 15 books on English and English Language Teaching. He also presented 120 papers and published 90 articles on curriculum development, teacher education and English language teaching. He has supervised 51 PhD and 52 MA theses on curriculum development and teaching English as a foreign language so far. He has worked in different educational projects of the World Bank, UNESCO; UNICEF, European Union and the Council of Europe as the national coordinator for Turkey. At present, he is the president of Turkish Association of Curriculum and Instruction and also the terrm president of 20 national education associations platform in Turkey.

Home page: www.ozcandemirel.com.tr

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Education

• 1954-60 – Arifiye Teacher Training School, Sakarya,
• 1960-61 – Adapazarı High School, Sakarya
• 1961-64 – Gazi Teacher Training College, Department of English Language Teaching,Ankara, (Major, English Language Teaching; Minor, Physical Training)
• 1971-73 – Hacettepe Uni. Ankara , B.A. in Educational Sciences,
• 1973-75 – Hacettepe Un. Ankara, M.A. in Curriculum Development and Evaluation
• 1975-79 – Ankara Uni. Ankara, Ph.D. in Curriculum Development and Instruction

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• 1970-71 ENGLAND, London: West London College, Study on Proficiency in English and Commercial Correspondence
• Toured ENGLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, FRANCE and W.GERMANY in 1971 July.
• 1984 SCOTLAND, Stirling University, A Summer Course on “Communicative Language Teaching Methodology” offered by the British Council.
• 1985 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), 30-31 October, 1985, Conference on “Youth Problems. A paper presented on the problems of Turkish Cypriot University Students in Turkey.”
• 1986 USA, 20th TESOL Convention, Anaheim-California Research on Computer Assisted Language Learning, invited by the USA Government on IVP Programme
• 1991 USA, 14-17 March, 1991, CIES Conference, Pittsburgh. Paper presentation on “Education and Changing Social Realities in Turkey”.
• 1991 HUNGARY, Pudapest, Pecs, 10-14 August, 1991, XVIIth FIPLV World Congress Paper presentation on “A Curriculum Design for Life-long Language Learning.” Toured AUSTRIA.
• 1991 The NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam, 2-6 September, 1991, The 16th Annual Conference on Teacher Education. A paper presented on “A Curriculum Model for Teacher Education in Europe”.
• 1991 SWITZERLAND, Rüschlikon-Feusisberg / Zürich. Inter-Governmental Symposium. “Transparency and Coherence in Language Learning in Europe. Objectives, Evaluation, Certification” . Paper presentation on “A Curriculum Model for Life-long Language Learning.”
• 1992 ENGLAND, Oxford.1992, Oxford University. Invited by Oxford University Press to attend the ELT Symposium on “Focus on the Language Teacher”.
• 1995 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), 1-4 Nov.1995, invited by the Minister of Education, for a Conference on “Reformation on Education System”. Paper presentation on “Foreign Language Education”
• 1995 ENGLAND. visited 9 universities for graduate and post graduate students who are planned to send abroad by the World Bank. -YÖK Project. (Manchester, Leeds, Nothingham, Birmingham, Bristol, London)
• 1996 KUWAIT. Paper presentation on “Curriculum Practices for Equity and Excellence in the Turkish Educational System” The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training. Human Resources Development An Investment Conference, Kuwait, Nov. 30th – Dec. 4th, 1996
• 1996. Toured BAHRAIN,
• 1997 GREECE- Thessaloniki, invited by Greek Educational Society to establish Balkan Society for Pedagogy and Education and to meet educators of Balkan Countries on November 20 – 23, 1997 and elected as the Vice-President of the Society.
• 1998 BULGARIA -Sofia, invited by the University of Sofia, Faculty of Primary and Preschool Education in order to attend the Administrative Committee of the Balkan Society for Pedagogy and Education on March 27-28, 1998.
• 1998 Toured ITALY- Rome, Florence and Venice on April 3 – 11, 1998
• 1998 SLOVAKIA – Bratislava, ESP Seminar on June 18-20, 1998 CZECH REPUBLIC- Prague
• 1998 EGYPT – Cairo, International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language , Paper presentation on “Developing Integrated Skills through Multiple Intelligences in EFL Classes” on December 8-10,1998
• 1999 AUSTRIA, Innsbruck. invited by the Laguage Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend the conference on “Linguistic Diversity and Democratic Citizenship in Europe on May 10-12, 1999
• 1999 GREECE- Thessaloniki, invited by Greek Educational Society to attend the conference on Balkans- Greece and Europe and the meeting of the Administrative Committee of the Balkan Society for Pedagogy and Education on December 17 – 19, 1999
• 2000 CZECH REPUBLIC– Prague, invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend the conference on “European Year of Languages 2001 Seminar for National Coordinators” on March 9-11, 2000
• 2000 GREECE- Thessaloniki, invited by Greek Educational Society to participate in the general meeting and the meeting of the Administrative Council of the Balkan Society for Pedagogy and Education on the 21 and 22 of April, 2000 and elected as the Vice-President of the Society .
• 2000 ENGLAND – Manchester, invited by the Laguage Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend a conference on “European Year of Languages 2001, 2nd Seminar for National Coordinators” on October 19-21, 2000
• 2000 toured MALAYSIA-Kualalumpur, SINGAPORE, THAILAND-Bangok-Pattaya
• 2001 FRANCE-Paris, invited by the Laguage Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend a Seminar on “Communication Education and Relations with Media” on January 26-27, 2001
• 2001 SWEDEN- Lund, invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend “Opening Event of the European Year of Languages 2001” on 18-20 February 2001- as The Representative of Turkey
• 2001 CZECH REPUBLIC – Prag, invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend a seminar on the Introduction of the European Language Portfolio on 23 – 24 February 2001.
• 2001 PORTUGAL – Coimbra, invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend a seminar on the Implementation of the ELP on 28-30 June 2001
• 2001 BELGIUM – Brussels, invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend “Closing Event of the European Year of Languages 2001” on 6-9 December 2001- as Turkish Representative.
• 2002 ITALY – Torino-Turin invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend a seminar on the Implementation of the ELP on 14-17 April 2002
• 2002 Turkish Republic of North Cyprus – Famagusta. Invited to present a paper on “Portfolio-Oriented Foreign Language Education in Turkey”, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean University, First International Education Conference: Changing Times, Changing Needs, 8-10 May 2002 (Keynote speaker)
• 2002 LUXEMBURG, invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend a seminar on the Implementation of the ELP on 16-19 October 2002
• 2002 FRANCE – Strasbourg. invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend a conference on “Languages, Diversity, Citizenship: Policies for Plurilingualism in Europe” on 13-15 November 2002 as a Turkish delegate
• 2003 FRANCE – Strasbourg. invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to plan the ELP seminar which will be held on 23-25 October 2003 in İstanbul-Turkey
• 2003 MACEDONIA -Ohrid-Üsküp, invited by the Balkan Society for Pedagogy and Education to attend a conference on “Intercultural Education” and also the meeting of the Administrative Committee of BASOPED on May 08-13, 2003. (re-elected as the Vice–Prisedent of the Society)
• 2003 RUSSIA toured Moscow and St. Petersbourg by the river boat on 4-13 August 2003
• 2003 BULGARIA – Sofia. invited by the Balkan Society for Pedagogy and Education to plan the international symposium which will be held in Sofia in 2004 and attend the meeting of the Administrative Committee of BASOPED on 17-19 September 2003.
• 2004 FRANCE- Strasbourg. invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend the Policy Forum: “Global Approaches to Plurilingual Education” on 28-29 June 2004 as a Turkish delegate.
• 2004 BULGARIA – Sofia. Presented a paper on the International symposium which was held in Sofia on 02-03 July 2004.

• 2004 NORWAY-DENMARK. toured Norwegian fjords, Oslo and Bergen by Orient Lines Cruise on 18-29 July 2004 and visited Copenhagen and Aarus in Denmark.
• 2004 SPAIN – Madrid, invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend a seminar on the Implementation of the ELP on 29 September-2 October 2004
• 2004 SERBIA and MONTENEGRO – Belgrade. invited by the Balkan Society for Pedagogy and Education to plan the international symposium which will be held in Belgrade in 2005 and attend the meeting of the Administrative Committee of BASOPED on 25 October 2004.
• 2004 Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus-Nicosia. 25-28 November, 2004, Guest speaker “European Language Portfolio-Implications in Turkey”, Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus, Ministry of Education and Culture, presented a paper and organized a workshop.
• 2004 Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus – Guest speaker “Common criteria for European languages and curriculum for teaching Turkish”, Famagusta, conference, Education Faculty, 12-14 May 2004
• 2005 KOSOVO- Pristina. 07-09 March, 2005, Guest speaker “Common criteria for European languages and the teaching of Turkish”, Pristina University, Education Faculty– Turkish Department, gave a conference.
• 2005 KUWAIT- 01-09 April 2005, Guest speaker and Ministry of Education English Curriculum Consultant “Developing the ELT Curriculum and the Evaluation of Fun with English books and teaching materials ”, Kuwait, Ministry of Education, presented a paper, organized a workshop, visited the schools in Kuwait, gave a seminar to the teachers.
• 2005 SERBIA and MONTENEGRO – Belgrade. Attended the scientific meeting of “Life-long learning in International Balkan Countries” and presented a paper as the national speaker on 01-03 July 2005.
• 2005 RUSSIA – Moscow, 29 September – 3 October 2005 – attended the Council of Europe Language Portfolio Application Seminar as the Turkish coordinator.
• 2005 ENGLAND – Colchester, 19 – 22 October 2005, Essex University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Language and Linguistics, jury membership in a Ph.D. Dissertation exam (external examiner)
• 2005 ROMANIA – Bucharest. 25-27 November 2005 in BASOPED Administrative Board meeting and planning of the international scientific meeting which will be held in 2006.
• 2006 SOUTH AFRICA, 6-15 January 2006 visited Cape Town, Johanesbourg, Sun City and went on a safari.
• 2006 USA, 14-20 March 2006 presented a paper on the title of “Progress on the Common European Framework, Daring to Lead” in the 40th TESOL meeting in Florida , Tampa. (with Ayşegül Daloglu and Luciana Lopriore)
• 2006 SYRIA, 21-23 April 2006 visited Aleppo and Damascus.
• 2006 ROMANIA – Bucharest. 28 June-2 July 2006 attended the scientific meeting “Values education in the international Balkan countries” and presented two papers.
• 2006 GEORGIA, 22-23 July 2006 visited Batumi.
• 2006 LITHUANIA – Vilnius, 27 September – 1 October 2006 – attended the Council of Europe, European Language Portfolio Implementation Seminar as the Turkish coordinator. (POLAND – visited Warsaw)
• 2006 ALBANIA – Gjirokaster. 20-22 October 2006 BASOPED Administrative Board meeting and planning of the international scientific meeting which will be held in 2007.
• 2007 FRANCE- Strasbourg. Invited by the Language Policy Division, The Council of Europe, to attend the Language Policy Forum on 06-08 February 2007 as a Turkish delegate.
• 2007 FINLAND- Turku and Helsinki – ERASMUS Visiting Lecturer in the University of Turku, lectured on “Curriculum Development in Language Teaching”, “Implementation of the ELP in Turkey” and “Education System in Turkey” on 14 – 22 April 2007
• 2007 AZARBAIJAN – Baku, International Conference on Teacher Education: Policies and Issues organzied by Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education and Azarbaijan, State Pedagogy University, held on 11-15 May 2007- Baku, paper presentation “ Teacher Education System in Turkey”
• 2007 GERMANY- Berlin-Jena – München, invited by Goethe Institut and German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to examine on Foreign Language Education and Language Testing System in Germany and also participated in the Symposium on “Das Festival: Der Macht Die Sprache” , held on 14-16 June 2007 in Berlin
• 2007 CHINA – toured Shanghai – Chong Qing – Xi’an – Beijing from 29 July to 12 August, 2007
• 2007 GREECE – Thessaloniki, presented a paper on the 9th International Conference on European Unification and Educational Challenges in the Balkans, organized by BASOPED on 09-11 November 2007
• 2008 , ALBANIA –Gjrokastre, BASOPED After ten years: Past and Future, 17-20 Nisan 2008
• 2008, AZERBAIJAN – Bakü , Cooperation between Hacettepe University and Bakü Pedagogy University, 17-20 Mayıs 2008
• 2009, MACEDONIA-Ohrid, “Inclusive Education in the Balkan Countries”, BASOPED Conference, 24-28 Haziran 2009
• 2009, MOROCC0 – Casablanca,Marrakesh –touristic journey- 25-30 November 2009
• 2010, BULGARIA – Sofia , UNESCO Conference, Quality Education for all through Improving Teacher Training. 20-24 April 2010
• 2010, BULGARIA – Varna, BASOPED Conference “ICT in Education in the Balkan Countries”16 – 20 June 2010
• 2010, ESTONIA – LITHUANIA – LATVIA- POLAND- SLOVAKIA AND AUSTRIA – touristic journey- 8-15 September 2010
• 2010, SERBIA – Belgrade, BASOPED Administrative Board meeting, 28-30 October 2010
• 2010, FRANCE – Cannes, Nice, Monaco and ITALY -Sen Remo, touristic journey- 15-23 November 2010
• 2011, INDIA- New Delhi, Japur, Agra, Varanisi and NEPAL – Kathmandou, touristic journey- 11-20 March 2011
• 2011, SERBIA – Belgrade, BASOPED Conference “Evaluation in Education in the Balkan Countries , 15-18 June 2011
• 2011, ROMANIA – Bucharest, BASOPED Administrative Board meeting, 02-05 Nov. 2011

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