You are cordially invited to the webinar organized by the Department of Educational Sciences.
Speaker: Güliz Kararslan Semiz, PhD
Title: “The Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Green Schools in Turkey and Sweden”
Date: Friday, 15 April 2022
***This is an online event. To obtain Zoom link and password, please contact to the department.
Abstract: The aim of this study is to explore the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through the whole school approach lens at green schools in Turkey and Sweden. Three green schools from Turkey and Sweden were selected as a case study. Interviews were conducted with different subject groups of teachers, and also headmasters, in order to understand different aspects of the whole school approach and to reveal similarities and differences in two contexts. Green schools have a potential to transform education through adopting the whole school approach to ESD. At the end of this study, some preliminary results will be shared, and enablers and inhibitors of implementing the whole school approach to ESD will be presented.
About the speaker: Güliz Karaarslan Semiz is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University in Turkey. She began her research there after completing her Ph.D. at Middle East Technical University in Ankara in 2016, where her study was awarded as the ‘best Ph.D. thesis of the year’. Her research interests are related to education for sustainability, systems thinking, outdoor learning, and recently the whole school approach to sustainability. Güliz has published articles, book chapters, and conference papers related to these areas. She is currently working as a visiting researcher at Stockholm University in Sweden.