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Institutional Information: Eğitim Fakültesi, Temel Eğitim Bölümü, Sınıf Eğitimi A.B.D.
Research Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities, Education, Elementary School Education, Teacher Training For Primary School




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Since 2018, Gözde Ozenc-Ira has been working as a research assistant in primary school teaching at Hacettepe University. In 2017, she completed her MSc in primary school teaching at Kocaeli University. Since 2017, she has been pursuing her PhD in primary school teaching at Anadolu University. She has developed a 10-session music-integrated program in the Life Science course for her dissertation, which she will finish in June 2024. She has also investigated the impact of these music integration strategies on primary school-aged children's attitudes towards teaching and learning, as well as their emotional development. Since 2001, she has enrolled in several music education courses, focusing on playing instruments (classical/acoustic guitar, bağlama/saz), music theory, music, culture, and pedagogy, as well as special music teaching approaches (e.g., Orff, rhythm, and body percussion). She has also enrolled in a design-based research course during the spring semester of 2020–2021 at Middle East Technical University (METU). From 2014 to 2016, she was also a primary school teacher in public schools. In this regard, she found an opportunity to practice her theoretical knowledge in real classroom settings. Her academic interests are twofold: interdisciplinary education/arts-integrated curriculum, and inclusive education. She shows a profound commitment to addressing the challenges of providing inclusive education, especially for the disadvantaged group of Syrian refugee children and university students. Her academic work has focused on the cross-cultural educational needs of displaced individuals and the perspectives of teachers toward these vulnerable individuals. In collaboration with Hacettepe University and SPARK (a Dutch non-governmental organization), she served as a researcher for the project "Strengthening Higher Education Institutions for Inclusive Education" from 01.07.2020 to 01.01.2021. She attended the summer semester of 2023 at Cologne University in Germany, where she completed coursework in multiple subject areas of education as part of an Erasmus+ Mobility program. She also published some academic works in international, high-ranking journals in the research categories of educational psychology, education, and educational research.


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H.Ü. Eğitim Fakültesi Temel Eğitim Bölümü Sınıf Eğitimi Ana Bilim Dalı
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Temel Eğitim Bölümü Sınıf Eğitimi A.B.D. 06800, Beytepe/ANKARA