“Early Childhood Education” held at Eastern Mediterranean University

By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….

The Elementary Education Department of Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) hosted a series of activities under the theme “Early Childhood Education”. The two-day activities were aimed to celebrate the joy of 103 graduating students and to raise public awareness on the importance of Elementary Education, at the same time.

According to the information released by the University, the organisation started with the poster presentations of the 4th year students of the pre-school Teacher Education Department, all of which were prepared in the scope of the scientific research project course. A panel entitled “Career Journey: From Teacher to Teacher.” was also organised to discuss the matter in depth. The opening address of the panel was delivered by EMU Elementary Education Department Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eda Yazgın, who stated their happiness in exhibiting the outcome of the courses offered to students throughout the year. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eda Yazgın also expressed her pleasure in their department’s creating “interactive” meeting opportunities in cooperation with universities, schools and communities. At the end of her address, Dr. Yazgın gave messages to all graduates regarding professional qualifications.

During the panel, which took place under the moderatorship of academic staff members, Prof. Dr. Ayşe Işık Gürşimşek and Dr. Begüm Çubukçuoğlu Devran, EMU graduates Expert Seher İşler, Research Assistant Cansu Dursun and Research Assistant Elif Esra Özenç delivered speeches. Early Childhood Education Days continued with the presentation of educational materials, mini musical performances, and drama installations. On the second day of the organisation, teacher candidates practiced their skills with the students of Lucky Duck nursery school. In this way, designed materials and presentations were piloted interactively on pre-school children who were the target audience.