Call for papers




Faculty of Education
Maltepe University, İstanbul, TURKEY
02-03 April 2015

    The Faculty of Education Students’ Local Organizing Committee at  Maltepe University is pleased to announce the call for papers for the undergraduate students’ conference on  'New Approaches in Education' to be held at Maltepe University on 02-03 April 2015.

We welcome submission for individual papers and panel proposals that should be addressing, but not limited to

  1.   Problems and suggested solutions which prospective teachers face

  2.   Career expectations of prospective teachers

  3.   Expectations from teachers of the future

  4.   The role of student clubs and social responsibility projects in preparing prospective teachers for the future

  5.   Opinions of teachers and prospective teachers about different and alternative educational models

  6.  New approaches in different teaching fields (foreign language education, mathematics education, early childhood education, special education, computer education etc.)

  7.   Guidance services in schools and new approaches

  8.   Opinions of  prospective teachers about teacher education

Abstracts can be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] by 9th February, 2015   and should contain a clear outline of the argument, theoretical framework, methodology and results.

The text of the abstracts should be submitted in English only, in a separate Word document in the following format: max. 300-400 words, 1.5 line spaced Arial (Plain) 11-point font (except for title which should be Times New Roman 14-point font), A4 size page formatting, with the page margins of 2.5 cm from the left, top and bottom and 2 cm from the right.

 Panel proposals should consist of five individual contributions, combining a panel abstract with five individual abstracts of max. 500 words each ( 5 x 500 for individual abstracts, plus 500 for the panel’s abstract)

We encourage lecturers, teachers and professors to circulate this call widely across your undergraduate students. This will be a unique occasion to visit the legendary city of Istanbul, where you can enjoy the harmony of cultures.  

Please circulate this call widely across undergraduate students in relevant to education such as special education, early childhood education, foreign language education, mathematics education…etc. Participating students will be accompanied by fellow students from Turkey and across the world to debate the raising issues in the area of education in a conference organized by the students of Faculty of Education at Maltepe University with the support of staff of Faculty of Education.

                                                      IMPORTANT DATES

   9th February,2015

    Deadline for submission

    20th February, 2015

    Announcement of accepted abstracts

    6th March, 2015

    Final Version Due

02-03 April, 2015

    Congress Date

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at  [email protected]
or visit our website at   http:/

PS.:  There is NO Registration Fee! 
Participants attending the conference will be hosted by Maltepe University at our 5-star Marma Congress Centre ( will only have to pay their travel expenses. All other expenses will be provided by Maltepe University!

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On Behalf of IESC 2015 Organization Committee
                                                                                                           Nur ZORKAYA,