iesc 2013


The International Student Congress organized by students of Education Faculty on "Young Teachers of the Future Discuss Teaching Profession" theme was held in Istanbul Marma Convention Centre on May 2nd and 3rd 2013.

52 Students attended the congress from 7 different countries (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Macedonia and Turkey),  which was organized by the students of the Faculty of Education and supervised by the MUISC General Congress Coordinator  Prof. Dr. Betül  Çotuksöken and Assist. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Çiğdem Özcan and Assist. Prof. Dr. Alper Şahin. 

Opening Session included speeches from the Congress President Esra İkidikişli; Prof.  Dr. Hasan Ceylan, Dean of the Faculty of Education; and Prof. Dr. Muslim Bozyiğit as the Vice-Rector. Guest of honor and keynote speakers of the Congress were Professor. Dr. Pentti Moilanen from Jyvaskyla University and Prof. Dr. Deborah Britzman from Canada York University.  Assist. Prof. Dr. Alper Sahin has chaired for both main speakers.

Presentations were held in the Erdal İnönü Hall and İstanbul Hall of the Convention Centre.  Sessions ended at 18:30 after long and intense discussions, by closing remarks. That same night, the Gala Dinner was very colorful and the participants received their certificates.  Guests attended the Farewell Dinner at the Convention Centre after a day out visiting the historic peninsula on May 3rd. Congress attendees have built strong friendships with each other, students from different countries all over the world got a chance to meet each other.  

Organizing Committee of the Congress is grateful for their contribution for the highly successful Congress and would like to extend our appreciation to:

Hüseyin Simsek, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees ; Rector. Prof.Dr. Kemal Köymen, Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Muslim Bozyiğit, Vice-Rector and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Prof. Dr. Ihsan Yilmaz, Secretary General  H. Vedat Çakırca, Dean of the Education Faculty Prof. Dr. Hasan Ceylan, Vice-Dean and the Abstract Editor Assist. Prof. Dr. Hakan Dilman, Congress General Coordinator Prof. Dr. Betül Çotuksöken, and to all Faculty members and employees of the Faculty, Head of Library and Documentation Department Nazan Karakaş, Gizem Kişina and İlter Alkan from the Graphic Studio, Özgü Kurt from Public Relations Office, Burçin O’Sullivan from International Relations Office, all Marma Convention Centre employees and students who helped us during the Congress, as well as all members of the University for making our work easier.


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