Prof. HANİFE AKAR


Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences


Research Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities, Education, Educational Sciences, Education in Foreign Languages

Biography

 

Dr. Hanife Akar, is a full professor in Educational Sciences and is affiliated with Middle East Technical University, Ankara. Dr. Akar holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Curriculum and Instruction. She has honorary positions as visiting research fellow at Stanford University, School of Graduate Education, and the Pedagogical University of Krakow, ELT College. Also, she received Post-Doctoral honorary positions as a senior Fulbright Fellow and visiting research scholar at Northeastern University, NU Global, and Boston College, CIHE. Akar has coordinated and worked on a number of international and national projects, especially mediated by the European Commission, Tubitak, Research Center, and the University itself. Dr. Akar’s research focuses on comparative international research, curricular and instructional policy in K-12 and higher education, transversal skills, evaluation research, faculty professional development, internationalization of higher education, qualitative and mixed-methods research, intercultural/multicultural education, migration, democratic and global citizenship education, and teacher education with a focus on classroom management, deeper learning, and foreign language education.

Education Information

2013 - 2014

2013 - 2014

Post Doctorate

Boston College, Faculty of Education, Center of Internationalization of Higher Education , United States Of America

2013 - 2014

2013 - 2014

Post Doctorate

Northeastern State University, NU-Global, Education, United States Of America

1999 - 2003

1999 - 2003

Doctorate

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey

2001 - 2002

2001 - 2002

Doctorate

Stanford University, School of Education, STEP, United States Of America

2000 - 2001

2000 - 2001

Doctorate

Pedagogical University of Krakow, Faculty of Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, Poland

1997 - 1999

1997 - 1999

Postgraduate

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey

Dissertations

2003

2003

Doctorate

Impact of constructivist learning process on preservice teacher education students performance, retention, and attitudes

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

1999

1999

Postgraduate

A Comparative study on the impact of authentic and traditional materials on student motivation and reading skills development in upper-intermediate EFL classrooms Sustainable Development

Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Social Sciences

Foreign Languages

A2 Elementary

A2 Elementary

French

C2 Mastery

C2 Mastery

Dutch

B2 Upper Intermediate

B2 Upper Intermediate

German

Certificates, Courses and Trainings

2014

2014

Leading Education Systems at the National Level

Other

Harvard University

Research Areas

Social Sciences and Humanities

Education

Educational Sciences

Education in Foreign Languages

Academic Titles / Tasks

2019 - Continues

2019 - Continues

Professor

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

Managerial Experience

2021 - Continues

2021 - Continues

Fakülte Akademik Kurul Üyesi

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

2019 - Continues

2019 - Continues

SEM Continuous Education Center Committee Member

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

2017 - Continues

2017 - Continues

Erasmus Program Institutional Coordinator

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

2021 - 2023

2021 - 2023

Head of Department

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

2021 - 2023

2021 - 2023

Fakülte Kurulu Üyesi

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

2021 - 2023

2021 - 2023

Bölüm Stratejik Plan Komisyonu Başkanı

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

2019 - 2023

2019 - 2023

Bölüm Stratejik Plan Komisyonu Üyesi

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

2018 - 2023

2018 - 2023

Birim Kalite Komisyonu Üyesi

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

2008 - 2011

2008 - 2011

Erasmus Program Institutional Coordinator

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education

2004 - 2008

2004 - 2008

Deputy Head of Department

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

2004 - 2008

2004 - 2008

Erasmus Program Institutional Coordinator

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences

Non Academic Experience

2022 - 2022

2022 - 2022

PROJELER YURTDIŞI DIŞ DEĞERLERDİRME

LATVIAN COUNCİL OF SCİENCE

2018 - 2022

2018 - 2022

Ulusal Danışmanlık

Avrupa Konseyi

2014 - 2014

2014 - 2014

Misafir Öğretim Üyesi

Northeastern University

2013 - 2014

2013 - 2014

Misafir Öğretim Üyesi

Boston College

2002 - 2003

2002 - 2003

Misafir Araştırmacı

Stanford University

1999 - 2003

1999 - 2003

Dış Değerlendirme Uzmanı

Ulusal Ajans Yaşam Boyu Öğrenme Projeleri

2000 - 2001

2000 - 2001

Misafir Araştırmacı

Pedagogical University of Krakow

Designed Lessons

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Educational Philosophy

Akar H.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Extra-curricular activities

Akar H.

Doctorate

Doctorate

Teaching in Higher Education

Akar H.

Doctorate

Doctorate

Curriculum Policy in Higher Education

Akar H.

Doctorate

Doctorate

Educational and Social Policy

Akar H.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Classroom Management

Akar H.

Designed Programs

2007 - Continues

2007 - Continues

Social Policy Graduate Program

Undergraduate Double Major

Akar H.

Published journal articles indexed by SCI, SSCI, and AHCI

Articles Published in Other Journals

Refereed Congress / Symposium Publications in Proceedings

2023

2023

Differential Effect of Young Adults’ and Students’ MetaCognitive Skills in Mathematics Problem Solving Process

BİRGİLİ B., CAN R., Can R., Çakar T., AKAR H.

45th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sydney, Australia, 26 September 2023, pp.3789

2023

2023

A Systematic Review of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge of In-Service Teachers in Turkiye

DEMİRTAŞ YİĞİT S., AKAR H.

International Education Congress 2023, Ankara, Turkey, 20 - 23 September 2023, pp.99-100

2023

2023

21st Century Skills for Teachers from the Eyes of 4th Year PreService Teachers

OKUR S., AKAR H.

International Education Congress 2023, Ankara, Turkey, 20 - 23 September 2023, pp.585-586

2022

2022

Digitizing borderless higher education landscapes through curriculum policy change to educate global citizens

AKAR H.

1st Tsinghua Higher Education Forum, Tsinghua, China, 1 - 02 December 2022

2022

2022

Öğretmen Eylem Araştırmasının Potansiyelini Hatırlamak: Yurttaşlık Eğitim Programı Örneği

KARAKUS OZDEMIRCI Ö., AKAR H.

10. Uluslararası Eğitim Programları ve Öğretim Kongresi, Ankara, Turkey, 26 - 28 October 2022, pp.1304-1307

2021

2021

An Ecological Approach to Identifying Mathematics Teachers' Response to Curriculum Change in Their Achievement Tests

BİRGİLİ B., AKAR H., ÇAKAR T.

American Educational Research Association Meeting [AERA] 2021 Annual Meeting, United States Of America, 09 April 2021

2019

2019

Science Teachers’ Reflections with the Use of Criticial İncidents

YILMAZ E., AKAR H.

International Eurasion Educational Research, 19 - 22 June 2019

2019

2019

Science Teachers’xx Reflections with the Use of Criticial İncidents

YILMAZ E., AKAR H.

International Eurasion Educational Research, 19 - 22 June 2019

2018

2018

A discussion on language policy and how to overcome this challenge for Syrian students in Turkey.

ATMACASOY A., AKAR H.

European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Bolzano, Italy, 3 - 07 September 2018

2018

2018

English Language Teacher Education Program in Turkey: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis Study.

KANDEMİR A., AKAR H.

Vth International Eurasian Educational Research Congress(EJER-2018), 2 - 05 May 2018

2018

2018

Pre-Service Mathematics Teacher Education in Turkey: A Meta-Synthesis Stud

Akar H.

5th International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 2 - 05 May 2018, pp.1

2018

2018

System-dynamics approach to identify the factors influencing the quality of primary education in developing countries

Akar H., Weber G., Sekhar P., Ozdamar L., Mawengkang H.

4th International Conference on memory of corresponding member of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyyiv, Ukraine, 4 - 06 April 2018, pp.77 Sustainable Development

2017

2017

Türkiye’nin Eğitimle İmtehanı

AKAR H.

EYFOR 8 TOBB ETÜ, Ankara, Turkey, 19 - 21 October 2017

2017

2017

Nitel Eğitim Araştırmalarında Güncel Eğilimler ve Etik:

AKAR H.

EJER2017 Congress, Denizli, Turkey, 11 - 14 May 2017

2017

2017

Faculty Visions of Internationalization in Higher Education and Realities

AKAR H., YILMAZ E., GÜLMEZ DAĞ G.

AERA-2017, San-Antonio, Northern Mariana Islands, 27 April - 01 May 2017

2016

2016

Aligning the instructional materials education given by an EFL teacher education program for better trained pre-service teachers.

TEKİR S., AKAR H.

International Conference on Curriculum and Instruction., Antalya, Turkey, 27 - 30 September 2016

2016

2016

Internationalization and challenges of internationalization in higher education: Perceptions of faculty in a developing country

AKAR H., ÇOBANOĞLU R.

European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI): The Higher Education Conference, 13 - 16 June 2016

2015

2015

Preschool Teacher Education in Turkey Context Evaluation

TEKMEN B., AKAR H.

III. International Congress on Curriculum and Instruction, Adana, Turkey, 22 - 24 October 2015

2015

2015

Trends and issues in preschool teacher education program Turkish case

Tekmen B., Akar H.

The 3rd International Congress on Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum studies in higher education, Ankara, Turkey, 22 - 24 September 2015

2015

2015

Trends and Issues in Preschool Teacher Education Turkish Case

TEKMEN B., AKAR H.

IV.International Preschool Education Conference, Ankara, Turkey, 2 - 05 September 2015

2015

2015

Examining the Critical Thinking Skills of Senior Pre service Teachers in Turkey A Holistic and Diagnostic Approach

AKDERE N., AKAR H.

International Congress on Education: Education for the future, ICEFIC 2015, 13 - 15 May 2015

2013

2013

Evaluation of the current school parent partnership in two public primary schools

KILIÇ K., ÇALIK B., AKAR H.

Uluslararası İlköğretim Kongresi, Girne, Cyprus (Kktc), 16 - 18 September 2013

2012

2012

İlköğretim hayat bilgisi programı değerlendirme çalışmalarına genel bir bakış

ÇİLSALAR H., AKAR H.

Applied Education Congress, Ankara, Turkey, 13 - 15 September 2012

2010

2010

Efficacy beliefs of teachers to optimize learning opportunities: Incentives for teacher education policy-making

Akar H., Erden F.

24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal, 11 - 14 July 2010, pp.278 Sustainable Development

2009

2009

Building active citizens in school context through extra-curricular activities

keser f., AKAR H., EMMİOĞLU SARIKAYA E.

European Conference on Educational Research, Vienna, Austria, 25 - 30 September 2009

2008

2008

Lessons for Prospective Teachers Moral Dilemmas Teachers encounter in school context

AKAR H., TEMLİ DURMUŞ Y., ŞEN D.

Further Education in the Balkan Countries: Education and Pedagogy in Balkan Countries 9, 23 - 25 October 2008, vol.2, pp.867-876

2006

2006

Social studies teachers definitions experiences and applications in morality moral and character education

AKAR H., TEMLİ DURMUŞ Y.

Education and values in the Balkan Countries, 29 June - 02 July 2006, pp.281-292

2008

2008

Vatandaşlık Becerilerini Geliştirme Etkinlikleri

EMMİOĞLU SARIKAYA E., keser f., AKAR H., Yıldırım A.

eğitimde iyi örnekler konferansı, İstanbul, Turkey, 5 - 06 April 2008

2006

2006

Internal migration issues: Parents’ perceptions of educational needs

AKAR H., İNCE M. L., Mısırlı Özbay A., İÇBAY M. A., TİCAN BAŞARAN S.

ECER 2006: Transforming Knowledge, Cenevre, Switzerland, 13 September 2006 - 22 September 2013

2005

2005

Türkiye'de göç alan ve veren illerdeki eğitim sorunları

Mısırlı A., AKAR H., İÇBAY M. A.

14. Ulusal Eğitim Bilimleri Kongresi, Denizli, Turkey, 28 - 30 September 2005

Books & Book Chapters

2024

2024

Fostering Professional Development on Teaching via an Online Platform Enriched With Real-Life Case Videos and Discussions

YECAN E., ÇAĞILTAY K., AKAR H.

in: Adjunct Faculty in Online Higher Education: Best Practices for Teaching Adult Learners., McGlashing Tarbutton, T., Lori Beth Doyle; L.B., Editor, IGI Global, pp.132-152, 2024

2023

2023

Emergent educational policies towards mainstreaming migrants in public education: The case of Turkey

Akar H., Kandemir A.

in: Perspectives on Transitions in Refugee EducationRuptures, Passages, and Re-Orientations, Subasi Singh Seyda,Jovanović Olja,Proyer Michelle, Editor, Verlag Barbara Budrich, Berlin, pp.47-62, 2023 Creative Commons License Sustainable Development

2023

2023

Durum Çalışması

AKAR H.

in: Eğitimde Nitel Araştırma Desenleri, Saban A., Ersoy, A., Editor, Eğiten Kitap, Ankara, pp.117-150, 2023

2023

2023

Building Responsive Education Systems Toward Multiple Disruptions in Refugee Education: Turkey and Germany as Cases

Atmacasoy A., Akar H., Gogolin I.

in: Education for Refugees and Forced (Im)Migrants Across Time and Context (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Vol. 45), Wiseman,A.W. and Damaschke-Deitrick,L., Editor, Emerald Ink Publishing, Bingley, pp.155-176, 2023 Creative Commons License

2019

2019

Case Study

Akar H.

in: Qualitative Research Design, Ahmet Saban,Ali Ersoy, Editor, Anı Yayıncılık, Ankara, pp.139-177, 2019

2019

2019

Durum Çalışmaları

AKAR H.

in: Nitel Araştırma Desenleri, Ali ERSOY, Ahmet SABAN, Editor, Anı Yayınları, Ankara, pp.139-178, 2019

2019

2019

A gestão da sala de aula

Pam L., Linda D. H., AKAR H.

in: Preparando os Professores para um Mundo em Transformação: O Que Devem Aprender e Estar Aptos a Fazer, Darling-Hammond, L., & Bransford, J., Editor, Penso, Saulo Polo, pp.327-350, 2019

2019

2019

Quantitative research

Akar H.

in: Research Methods in Political Sciences, Ali Ersoy, Editor, Anadolu Universitesi Açık Öğretim Yayınları, Eskişehir, pp.121-139, 2019 Creative Commons License

2019

2019

Classroom management

Darling-Hammond L., Lepage P., Akar H.

in: Preparing teachers for a changing world: What teachers should learn and be able to do, L. Darling-Hammond,J. Bransford, Editor, Penso, Sao-Paulo, pp.327-357, 2019 Creative Commons License

2018

2018

Case Study

Akar H.

in: Qualitative Research Designs, Ali Ersoy,Ahmet Saban, Editor, Anı Yayıncılık, Ankara, pp.139-177, 2018

2018

2018

Öğretim Stratejilerinin Seçimi ve Uygulanması

TAN ŞİŞMAN G., GÜNDOĞDU K., BAŞARAN S., AKAR VURAL R., ALTUN T., KORKMAZ İ., et al.

in: Program Geliştirme [ÇEVİRİ - Curriculum Development, Peter F. Oliva , William R. Gordon II 8th ed.],, Gündoğdu Kerim, Editor, PegemA, Ankara, pp.375-410, 2018

2017

2017

Durum Çalışması

AKAR H.

in: Nitel Araştırma Desenleri, ERSOY Ali, SABAN Ahmet, Editor, Anı, Ankara, pp.139-177, 2017

2017

2017

Classroom Management

Linda D., Lepage P., Akar H.

in: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do, L. Darling Hammond,J. Bransford, Editor, Jossey-Bass Inc. , California, pp.327-357, 2017 Creative Commons License

2016

2016

Durum Çalışması

Akar H.

in: Nitel Araştırma Desenleri, Ali Ersoy,Ahmet Saban, Editor, Anı Yayıncılık, Ankara, pp.111-151, 2016

2015

2015

Case Study

Akar H.

in: Qualitative Research Designs, Ahmet Saban,Ali Ersoy, Editor, Anı Yayıncılık, Ankara, pp.111-151, 2015

2007

2007

Classroom management

Darling Hammond L., Le Page P., Akar H.

in: Preparing teachers for a changing world What teachers should learn and be able to do, Darling-Hammond,L.,Bransford,J., Editor, Jossey-Bass Inc. , California, pp.327-357, 2007 Creative Commons License

2005

2005

Classroom Management

Lepage P., Darling-Hammond ., Akar H.

in: Preparing teachers for a changing world What teachers should learn and be able to do, , L. Darling Hammond,J. Brasford, Editor, Jossey-Bass Inc. , California, pp.327-357, 2005 Creative Commons License

Supported Projects

2016 - 2019

2016 - 2019

TÜRKİYE’DE YÜKSEKÖĞRETİMİN ULUSLARARASILAŞMASI: BİR DURUM ÇALIŞMASI

Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions

AKAR H. (Executive), YILMAZ E., GÜLMEZ G.

Contractual Researches

2019 - 2020

2019 - 2020

Report on Migration and Basic Education in Turkey: Education Profiles of Foreign Nationals Seeking International Protection, and Actions of Non-Governmental Organizations for Basic EducationSustainable Development

IOM UN MIGRATION

Akar H. (Executive), Kandemir A., Çınar Bent G.

Activities in Scientific Journals

2020 - 2021

2020 - 2021

Journal of qualitative studies in education

Committee Member

2017 - 2020

2017 - 2020

Elementary Education Online

Committee Member

Memberships / Tasks in Scientific Organizations

2010 - Continues

2010 - Continues

Eğitim Araştırmaları BirliğiEERA

Member

2009 - Continues

2009 - Continues

EPODER

Member

2001 - Continues

2001 - Continues

AERA

Member

2000 - 2020

2000 - 2020

EARLI

Member

Scientific Refereeing

September 2022

September 2022

Civil Society Organizations of Other Countries Supported Project

The Contract of Scientific Evaqluation, Latvia

November 2021

November 2021

Horizon Europe Project

Horizon Europe Project, MSCA-PF 2021, Belgium

November 2021

November 2021

International Science Council (ICSU) Supported Project

Latvian Council of Science (LCS) of the Republic of Latvia, Latvia

July 2021

July 2021

2021 AERA Annual Meeting Reviewer

Conference Paper (Abstract)

May 2021

May 2021

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

Other journals

December 2020

December 2020

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE

Journal Indexed in SSCI

September 2020

September 2020

AERA

Conference Paper (Full Text)

July 2020

July 2020

E-İLKÖĞRETİM ONLİNE (ELEKTRONİK)

Other Indexed Journal

May 2020

May 2020

TUBITAK Project

2237 - Program for Supporting Project Training Activities, TUBITAK, Turkey

January 2020

January 2020

SAGE OPEN

Journal Indexed in SSCI

January 2020

January 2020

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE

Journal Indexed in SSCI

January 2018

January 2018

Horizon Europe Project

Horizon Europe Project, H2020 EU, Belgium

Scientific Consultations

2019 - Continues

2019 - Continues

Scientific Consultancy

Ministry of National Education EU Commission

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey

2019 - 2020

2019 - 2020

Scientific Consultancy

International Organization of Migration

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey

2018 - 2020

2018 - 2020

Project Consultancy

TÜBİTAK

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey

Tasks In Event Organizations

Mobility Activity

2023 - 2023

2023 - 2023

Erasmus Programme

Lecturing

Iceland University of Education, Iceland

Awards

January 2023

January 2023

ODTÜ 2022 Lisansüstü Tez Ödülü

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi

June 2022

June 2022

Academic Year 2020-2021 METU Academic Best Thesis Award

Odtü

December 2020

December 2020

Above Threshold Award

Tübitak



Congress and Symposium Activities

08 April 2021 - 09 April 2021

08 April 2021 - 09 April 2021

Measurement and Evaluation in the Turkish Education System

Invited Speaker

İstanbul-Turkey

Invited Talks

November 2022

November 2022

1st Tsinghua Higher Education Forum 3

Seminar

Institute of Education of Tsinghua University-China

Scholarships

2013 - 2014

2013 - 2014

Senior Post Doctoral Research

Fulbright Program

2002 - 2003

2002 - 2003

TÜBA Bütünleşik Doktora Programı Stanford University

TUBITAK

2000 - 2001

2000 - 2001

Republic of Poland Research Scholarship

Official Institutions of Foreign Countries

Citations

Total Citations (SCOPUS): 173

h-index (SCOPUS): 7

Jury Memberships

March-2021

March 2021

Associate Professor Exam

Associate Professor Exam - Middle East Technical University

March-2021

March 2021

Associate Professor Exam

Associate Professor Exam - Middle East Technical University

February-2021

February 2021

Associate Professor Exam

Associate Professor Exam - Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi

November-2020

November 2020

Academic Staff Examination

Academic Staff Examination - Middle East Technical University

October-2020

October 2020

Appointment to Academic Staff-Assistant Professorship

Appointment Academic Staff - Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi

May-2020

May 2020

Award

TUBITAK-2237-EVALUATION OF EDUCATİONAL SUPPORT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM - Middle East Technical University

March-2020

March 2020

Associate Professor Exam

Associate Professor Exam - Middle East Technical University

November-2019

November 2019

Appointment to Academic Staff-Assistant Professorship

Appointment Academic Staff - Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi

August-2019

August 2019

Competition

H2020 SEP Evaltuation - European Commission H2020