• 1. International Congress on Informal Learning (ICIL)

    1-3 Kasım 2019 I Ramada Cappadocia Otel - Nevşehir - Türkiye


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Under the coordination of Faculty of Education at Hacettepe University, 1st International Informal Learning Congress will be held between 1-3 November 2019 in Cappadocia, Nevsehir, which is one of the prominent regions of our country. This congress has the feature of being a pioneer since it will be international and in the fields of both science and social studies. Besides academic presentations;

  • We will have invited international speakers with valuable contributions in the field of informal learning. Face-to-face meeting opportunities will be provided with these national and international academicians.
  • Various activities are planned for participating teachers, one of the most valuable stakeholders of the process of teaching and learning. In this context, the congress will also have the characteristic of being an educational platform. During the congress, workshops on science and social issues will be organized by academicians, staff and experienced teachers hosted by Kayseri Science Center and with the contribution of other science centers. At the end of the day, there will be a sky observation event at the summit of Mount Erciyes.
  • Young academicians will have the opportunity to make short presentations of their studies such as dissertations and articles that they completed / or are currently working on. Their presentations will be evaluated by experienced academicians. In this regard, our first round table activity will be the study called “museum” led by Prof. Ayşe Çakır İlhan, the president of the department of Museum Education Department at Ankara University.
  • Various out-of-school environments will be exemplified during the congress. “Science Café” activity about Antarctica, which is an effective field in informal learning will be presented to you in the context of both the application example and its content. Another example activity will be the Planetarium. Detailed information will be given about the technical use of planetariums and their roles in education. In addition, we will make sure that all of our guests have a planetarium experience. “Science in our Home” event organized by METU will also be presented to the participants in informal learning. In addition to academic activities, social activities are planned in the region, which is a natural wonder. Dinner in the large tuff carved place, balloon tour are examples of these social activities. 




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Anyone participating in the congress will be able to register for panels and workshops free of charge. New panels and workshops will be added to our congress in the future.

Workshop 1

Workshop 1 - Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry Practices in STEM Education- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sedef CANBAZOĞLU BİLİCİ…

Workshop 2

Workshop 2 - Technology Enriched Practices in Informal Learning Environments- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sedef CANBAZOĞLU BİLİCİ -…

Workshop 3

Workshop 3 - Astronomy History workshops prepared with 3D printers- Osman Süreyya KOCABAŞ - Konya Science Center-…

Workshop 4

Workshop 4 -Story Design in Exhibition Galleries- Ali GÜNEY - Konya Science CenterScience centers play an important…


Panel 1 - The Role of Science Centers in Informal Learning


Panel 2 - Science and Art Centers and Informal Learning

Panel 3

Panel 3 - Okul Dışı Öğrenmede Alternatif Ortamlar

Expert Speakers

The participants of the congress will be able to participate in the "round table" activities under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Ayşe Çakır İlhan and Prof. Dr. Vedat Özsoy. During these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts in the field.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Martin Lindner

Martin-Luther-University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Erhan Ekmekçioğlu

Loughborough University London, England

Prof. Dr. Martin Bilek

Univerzita Karlova, Czech Republic

Prof. Dr. Marek Skorsepa

Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici, Slovenia

Dr. Moanes H. Tibi

Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba, Central District, Israel

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You can contact us with your opinions, suggestions and criticisms that you want to share in the whole process of the congress.

Hacettepe University

Faculty of Education



+ 90 312 297 86 18


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