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Global Trends in Higher Education and Cyprus

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Global Trends in Higher Education and Cyprus

1-2 December 2016
Ledra Palace Hotel
Nicosia, Cyprus

EduCon Cyprus, independent academicians and Cyprus Turkish Teachers Trade Union (KTÖS) are jointly organizing the International Conference on “Global Trends in Higher Education and Cyprus” to be held at Ledra Palace Hotel, Nicosia Cyprus on 1 – 2 December 2016.

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AIMS AND SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

 

Today, education systems are being renewed and reconstructed consistently based on new trends and changes. One of the significant reasons behind this reconstruction is “Globalisation”. The aim of the Global Trends in Higher Education and Cyprus Conference is to share the new developments and trends in higher education, discuss various educational practices applied in different cultures and countries, and create a multicultural platform. The conference ultimately aims to facilitate the institutionalization of free and scientific thought. During the conference, the outcomes of diverse practices applied in various countries will be discussed, new trends and alternatives will be shared.

 

TOPICS OF THE CONFERENCE

 

Academic Ethics

Teacher Training in a Federal Cyprus

Globalization and Higher Education in a Federal Cyprus

Social Functions of Universities and Quality in Higher Education

Unionization in the Higher Education Sector

Program of the Conference

1 December 2016, Thursday

*Time zone/Saat Dilimi: (GMT +2) – south time/güney saati

Languages: Greek, Turkish, English

 

09:00 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:45 Opening / Words of Welcome

Şener Elcil, KTOS General Secretary

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hasgüler, Head of  Organizing Committee

10:45 – 12:00 Session 1: Academic Ethics

Chaired by: Assoc. Prof. Dr Şefika Mertkan

  • Ethics of Science, Prof. Dr. Osman İnci,
  • Universities as Practice Ground of Academic Ethics and Some Facts, Prof. Dr. İsmail Doğan
  • Being a Plagiarism Whistleblower in North Cyprus , Assist. Prof. Dr. Ömür Yılmaz

12:00- 12:45 Questions &Answer Session

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Home for Cooperation

14:15 – 15:15 Session 2: Teacher Training in a Federal Cyprus

Chaired by:  Dr. Burçak Özoğlu

  • Paradoxes of Conflict: Teacher Education in Transitional and Fragile Contexts, Prof. Dr. Lynn Davies
  • A Possible Alternative for Co-Learning Sustainability in Interior/Architectural Education, Assist. Prof. Dr. Münevver Özgür Özersay
  • Teacher Education in Cyprus: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, Assist. Prof. Dr. Stavroula Philippou
  • Improving Prospective English Language Teachers’ Creativity Through  Creative Collaborative Short Story Writing, Çelen Dimililer

15:15- 15:45 Questions &Answer Session

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:15 Session 3: Social Functions of Universities and Quality in Higher Education

Chaired by:  Dr. Constadina  Charalambous

  • Teaching Vs. Research İn Higher Education: A Global False Dichotomy, Prof. Dr. Ali Baykal
  • Developing And Evaluating Students’ Democratic Competences From Within The University Classroom, Rhian Webb
  • The Challenge of Making Universities and HIgher Education Institutions Centres for Social Change and Transformation. Formation or Information?  Prof. Dr. Alicia Cabezudo

17:15 – 17:45 Questions & Answer Session

17:45 – 18:00 Wrap up Session

2 December 2016, Friday

*Time zone/Saat Dilimi: (GMT +2) – south time/güney saati

Languages: Greek, Turkish, English

 

09:00-09:30 Registration

09:30 – 10:30 Session 4: Globalization and Higher Education in a Federal Cyprus & Academic Ethics

Chaired by: Assoc. Prof. Ali Sıdkı Ağazade

  • The Process Of Quality Assurance And Accreditation İn Higher Education İn Cyprus, Dr. Nicos Anastasiou, Despo Georgiou and Adamantini Peratikou
  • Accountability at a Time of Reunification, Assist. Prof. Dr.  Miranda Christou
  • Broadening Academics Ethics: From Deontology to “Self-Government”, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alessandro Arienzo and Dr. Claudio Franchi

10:30 – 11:00 Questions & Answer Session

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Session 5: Unionization in the Higher Education Sector

Chaired by:  Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Rıza

  • Organizing The Workplace ‘University’, When Market (And) Authoritarianism Takes Hold: The Example Of Laureate Edu, Inc. / İstanbul Bilgi University,  Aslı Odman & Dr. Hakan Arslan
  • The Deterioration of Employment and Working Conditions in the Academia, Dr. Gregoris İoannou & Sophia Stavrou
  • Unionization in Higher Education; Past and Present, Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Tarık Timur

12:30 – 13:00 Questions &Answer Session

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Home for Cooperation

14:00 – 15:15 Session 6: Teacher Training in a Federal Cyprus & Social Functions of Universities and  Quality in Higher Education

Chaired by:  Prof. Dr. Andreas Demetriou

  • Teacher Training in Turkish Cypriot Community, History and Present, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Pehlivan
  • Teacher Training For History Teachers in A Federal Cyprus Of The 21st Century, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Charis Psaltis
  • Language Learning Under Conflict: A Study Of Turkish Cypriot Adolescents Learning Greek İn Cyprus, Dr. Danyal Öztaş Tüm & Assist. Prof. Dr. Naciye Kunt  & Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kunt
  • Experiences Of National And Long Term International Students Upon Adaptation Period And Internationalization Experiences Of National And Long Term International Students Upon Adaptation, Büşra Nur Özer Musaoğlu
  • Between University and “Multiversity”: The Changing Role of Higher Education and Research in Society, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alessandro Arienzo  and Dr. Claudio Franchi

15:15 – 15:45 Questions &Answer Session

15:45 – 16:15 Closing Session

Organization Committee:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Güneyli

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Pehlivan

Burak Maviş, KTÖS

Assist. Prof. Dr. Gülçin Yıldız Taşkıran

Assist. Prof. Dr. Hasan Özder

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hasgüler

Prof. Dr. Osman Cankoy

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ömür Yılmaz

Süleyman Gelener, KTÖS

Şener Elcil, KTÖS

Gizem Kavaz, KTÖS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarık Timur, DAÜ-SEN

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamit Caner, DAÜ-SEN

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Rıza, DAÜ-SEN

Loizos Loukaidis

Paraskevi Koumi

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Sıdkı Ağazade

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Celal Apay

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Pehlivan

Prof. Dr. Andreas Demetriou

Assist. Prof. Dr. Başak Yavçan

Prof. Dr. Buket Akkoyunlu

Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kavaklı

Assist. Prof. Dr. Constadina Charalambous

Prof. Dr. Coşkun Can Aktan

Prof. Dr. Gülsün Baskan

Assist. Prof. Dr. Hasan Özder

Prof. Dr. İhsan Sezal

Prof. Dr. İnayet Pehlivan

Prof. Dr. Kadir Cangızbay

Prof. Dr. Kuvvet Lordoğlu

Prof. Dr. Levent Köker

Prof. Dr. Levent Ürer

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Bülent Uludağ

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Durdu Karslı

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hasgüler

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Okyayuz

Assist. Prof. Dr. Michalinos Zembylas

Assist. Prof. Dr. Miranda Christou

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tokyay

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Türkeş

Prof. Dr. Müfit Kömleksiz

Prof. Dr. Niyazi Kızılyürek

Prof. Dr. Nuri Yurdusev

Prof. Dr. Osman Cankoy

Prof. Dr. Osman İnci

Prof. Dr. Pınar Akkaş Kavaklı

Dr. Rebecca Bryant

Prof. Dr. Spyros Spyrou

Assist. Prof. Dr. Stavroulla Philippou

Assist. Prof. Dr. Şefika Mertkan

Prof. Dr. Ülker Vancı Osam

Prof. Dr. Yiannis Papadakis

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Güneyli

Prof. Dr. Süleyman Nazif Eripek

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarık Timur

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamit Caner

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Rıza

Dr. Gregoris Ioannou

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Sıdkı Ağazade

Conference Secretariat:

Gizem Kavaz, External Relations Coordinator

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PARTICIPATION

Participants may take part in the conference with papers or as audience.

Participants who will take part in the conference with their papers should submit their abstracts by 30 October 2016 (for the submission instructions and conditions please read the Abstract Submission section below).

Selected abstracts will be announced by 7 November 2016 and the participants will be informed by the Conference Secretariat through email accordingly.

After the announcement of the selected abstracts, payments for Solidarity Contribution fee of €50 should be made via bank transfer by the authors and the  proof of payment will be sent to Conference Secretariat through info@educoncyprus.org  (bank account details will be directly sent to the authors of the selected papers, please see the Contribution for Solidarity section below)

Registration will start on 7 November and end on 15 November 2016

Deadline of the payment of the contribution fee is 15 November 2016

Solidarity Contribution fee covers admission to sessions, all conference materials, lunches and coffee breaks. This fee does not include accommodation and/or travel.

Bank transfers must be done with the full name of the participant.

LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERENCE AND PUBLICATION

The Official languages of the conference are English, Turkish, and Greek.

All papers accepted to be presented at the conference will be published in a book of conference proceedings.

Abstracts and full papers must be written in English.

• Abstracts, Proceedings Book and the Program will be published in English.

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SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

• Abstracts must be written in English.

• Abstracts must be of 150-300 words and no more than one page.

• Abstracts must contain: The Goal of the Study, Methods (working group, data collecting tools, application), Findings, Results and Conclusion.

• The title of the paper, full name(s) of all author(s), institutions or departments where they study/work, telephone and email information must be indicated in the abstract.

• Abstracts may be submitted through www.educoncyprus.org   or as attachment via email at info@educoncyprus.org

*If you are having problems in online submission; kindly download and send the fully filled form to info@educoncyprus.org

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SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS

Deadline for the FULL PAPER submission is 30 January 2017.  Full papers may be submitted online* through www.educoncyprus.org  or as attachment via email at info@educoncyprus.org

*The submission portal will be opened by 15 November 2016.

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AUDIENCE REGISTRATION

 

Filling the online form is compulsory for each participant whom will not present any papers but will attend to the conference as audience.

Participation fee will not be charged for the audiences whom will attend to the conference sessions. However, the audiences who wish to join to the lunch events are kindly requested to fill in the related sections of the registration form to view the lunch fees and to make their reservations for lunch accordingly.

Kindly fill the online audience registration form through the link below:

CONTRIBUTION FOR SOLIDARITY

50 Euro

Contribution for solidarity fee covers admission to sessions, all conference materials, lunches and coffee breaks. This fee does not include accommodation and/or travel. Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements/expenses.

Transportation from hotels to conference venue and from conference venue and to hotels will be arranged by the organization on 1 and 2 December 2016.

ACCOMMODATION / TRAVEL

 

Cyprus has got three main airports you can travel internationally.

1. Larnaca International Airport (LCA) which is located on the outskirts of Larnaca.

http://www.hermesairports.com/en/larnakahome

1. Paphos International Airport (PFO) in the southwest of the island, near the city of Paphos.

https://www.hermesairports.com/en/pafoshome

3.Ercan International Airport (ECN), which lies in the northern part of the island, near the city of Nicosia.

http://www.ercanairport.co.uk/

* There are no flights to Turkey from the Larnaca and Paphos International Airports.

** All flights to Ercan International Airport are going via Turkey.

The conference will take place in the UN Buffer Zone, which is accessible for everyone from both sides.

Travelling across the divide

After the accession of Cyprus to European Union, and according to EU legislation that considers Cyprus to have been admitted in full, an entry to the northern part is formally an entry to whole Cyprus and must therefore not result in any disadvantage to travellers from the EU.

Travellers from non-EU member states (as, for instance, Turkish citizens) must enter the island via one of the legal entry points (Larnaca and Paphos Airports) in order to visit the southern part.

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IMPORTANT DATES

30 October 2016

Deadline for submission of abstracts

7 November 2016

Announcement of selected abstracts

1 - 15 November 2016

Registration

1-2 December 2016

Conference Dates

30 January 2017

Deadline for submission of full papers

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About KTÖS

Cyprus Turkish Teachers’ Trade Union (KTÖS) is a trade union that was established in 1968.

Due to the ongoing Cyprus problem, the union is primarily active in the northern part of Cyprus.

The union’s mission is to protect, defend and enhance the rights of its members, as well as to contribute to the peace building, conflict resolution and re-unification of Cyprus and to fight against liberal policies and privatization on island not only through education but also through politics within the critical framework.

The union has more than 1800 members, including teachers in pre-primary and primary schools.

Apart from its headquarters in Nicosia, the union has branches in two other cities, Famagusta and Morphou.

The Cyprus Turkish Teachers Trade Union is a member of Education International, ETUCE (European Trade Unions Committee for Education) and the WFTU (World Federation of Teacher Unions).

Please visit www.ktos.org for further information about our KTÖS.

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