New Perspectives in Science Education

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Ridvan Elmas

Institution: Charles University

Country: Czech Republic

Ridvan Elmas is a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical education at Charles University Prague in the Czech Republic and assistant professor of science education at Afyon Kocatepe University in Turkey. He graduated as a chemistry teacher with a master degree in an integrated program. He finished his Ph.D. in chemical education from Middle East Technical University at Ankara in Turkey. Since then, for the last five years, he has continuously been working in the field of chemistry and science education.

From 2006 to 2011 he worked as a research assistant in Middle East Technical University while doing his Ph.D. From 2012 to 2013 he worked as Education Strategies Expert in a private company which works over adaptive learning environments and career development for high school students. After starting a faculty position in 2013 at Afyon Kocatepe University, he worked in several universities temporarily such as Utrecht University, Purdue University, Charles University as a postdoctoral researcher or a visiting scholar for several periods five months to 1 year.

Ridvan is an expert in developing inquiry-based learning environments and chemistry/science curriculum development and evaluation. He also has an interest in using social media as an educational tool to foster education. He worked in several national and international projects that are founded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey or EU.

Areas of expertise: Elementary and Secondary Education, Inquiry-based learning, Contextual teaching and learning, Contextual questions, Chemistry and Science Curriculum Development and Evaluation

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