You are cordially invited to seminar organized by Bilkent Teaching and Learning Support Center (BTLSC).
Title: “New Generation Learning”
By: Dr. Özlem Zengin, English Language Preparatory Program, Bilkent
Date: 25 April 2019, Thursday
Place: Engineering Building, EA-409
In the modern digital and information-rich educational environment, today’s students have digital literacy, which enables learning through interactivity and immediacy. In response to this, higher education is shifting classroom teaching methods from traditional lecture-based to more learner-centered and active learning methods as the explosion of knowledge and the nature of learning, combined with the growing power of technology, create the potential to transform even the most fundamental unit of education – the interaction of the teacher and the learner. Therefore, as a need in this century, in a well-established suitable learning environment, tasks and assessments are integrated to enhance learning process and the results of learning are obtained through stimulating and engaging teaching. In this talk, the shift in education will be presented by re-assessing teaching methods and techniques in terms of where we are headed. Then, 21st century skills will be overviewed regarding the needs of new generation learners. After that, different types of learning stemming from the 21st century equirements will be presented. This talk will end by offering the implications and different ways of enriching
courses to cater for students’ needs better.
Dr. Özlem Zengin has been working at Bilkent University School of English Language for 8 years and holds CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Cambridge University. Besides being a Pearson-certified Master teacher trainer, she holds MSc and PhD degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Technology from Middle East Technical University. She is a member of BETS (Bilkent University Educational Technology Support) working as a content and training manager. She is also the social media coordinator and the discussion list moderator of TTEd (Teacher Training and Education) SIG of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). She has been giving talks at national and international conferences on 21st century skills of teachers, teacher education, and the integration of mobile technologies into instruction.