Science Education Program
InterAcademy Panel (IAP), TÜBA is also a member, carries out a program called Science and Education. In October 2002, the Indian National Academy of Sciences (INSA), which undertook to conduct the IAP's Science Education Program, organized a regional seminar on Science Education in Asia. Participation of TÜBA Former President Prof. Yücel Kanpolat was a starter in terms of addressing the issue in Turkey. It was agreed that science education should be the primary area of activity of the Academy as it is in the world academies with the decision of the Academy Council on 9 November 2002. In addition, it has been considered that it is a common duty to examine the teaching of science in pre-school education to higher education in science academies as a universal duty, and it is widely observed that the necessity to create participatory models in student-centered education teaching practices. It was decided to establish a Working Group from the Academy members in order to identify and plan the activities and programs that the academy could initiate in this regard under the direction of Prof. Yücel Kanpolat. Science Education Project started with this decision.
TÜBA-Science Education Project aims to ensure the direct connection of scientists, local and foreign experts on the subject, and enthusiastic teacher groups to science education; to create an internet portal that will provide support to teachers by providing sample applications and materials that will be easily accessible via the internet; to extend the concept and applications of inquiry-based education in our country; and to introduce scientists to young people with the organized activities.
Within the scope of the restructured program in 2015, a cooperation protocol was signed between the Minister of National Education Nabi Avcı and TÜBA President Prof. Ahmet Cevat Acar. Joint training programs are planned by MoNE and TÜBA.
The primary target group of the Science Education Program consists of teachers (especially secondary school teachers) who play an active role in directing young people to scientific studies, school administrators and parents.
It is aimed to conduct studies on correct explanation and implementation of science education and making scientists as a role model for young people by bringing trainers specializing in course content and pedagogy and specialist scientists in the field with teachers and other contacts together under the program.
Programs organized in this context:
TÜBA 1st Course in Applied Science Education to 20 science teachers on May 25-29, 2015 at Ankara Gazi University
TÜBA 2nd Course in Applied Science Education by 33 scientists to a total of 105 biology, chemistry, physics, science, mathematics, Turkish language and literature, history, sociology and philosophy teachers on 31 August-4 September 2015 at Atatürk University
TÜBA 3rd Course in Applied Science Education by 50 scientists to a total of 126 Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Sociology, Philosophy, Turkish Language and Literature and History teaches on February 22-26,2016 at Akdeniz University
TÜBA 4th Course in Applied Science Education by 50 scientists to a total of 130 Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Turkish Language and Literature teachers on September 5-9, 2016 at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
TÜBA 5th Course in Applied Science Education by 50 scientist to a total of 180 Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and History teachers on January 30-February 1, 2017 at Istanbul University
TÜBA 6th Course in Applied Science Education by 40 scientists to a total of 180 Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and History teachers on September 11-15, 2017 at Ondokuz Mayıs University
TÜBA-Science Education Program Working Group
Prof. Mustafa Safran / Executive / TÜBA Principal Member / Member of the Council of Higher Education
Prof. Hayrunnisa Bolay Belen / TÜBA Associate Member / Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Center
Prof. Adil Denizli / TÜBA Principal Member / Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
Prof. Erol Pehlivan / TUBA Principal Member / Selcuk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Ekrem Savaş / TÜBA Principal Member / Uşak University
TÜBA Science Education Portal
TÜBA publishes Science Education project portal on the internet portal, which is open to everyone on the internet for the purpose of providing more people with the help of technology. The internet portal of science education, where the videos of the activities are performed and experiments with simple materials are available according to the subjects and levels, introduces the questioning education system to the teachers in various parts of our country. Thus, it is tried to spread this thought system and scientific understanding throughout the society.
Science Edifier Program
The interviews with TÜBA Honorary Members and Turkey's leading scientists under the "Science Edifier Program" which aims to encourage children and young people to become scientist, can be viewed on http://video.tuba.gov.tr/. The program focuses on the life stories of scientists.