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Institutional Information: Eğitim Fakültesi, Özel Eğitim Bölümü, Özel Yetenekliler Eğitimi A.B.D.
Research Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities, Education, Elementary School Education, Teacher Training in Natural Sciences, Special Education, Teacher Training for Childeren of High-Intelligence, Education in Natural Sciences, Education in Biology, Teacher Training, Teacher Training For Secondary School, Teacher Training in Science and Math. at Second. Sch. Lev.

Names in Publications: Mustafa Serdar Koksal




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Mustafa Serdar KÖKSAL
Prof.Dr., Gifted Education
B.Sc. (Inonu), M.S. (Gazi), Ph.D (METU), Visiting Scholar (Florida State University)

Hacettepe University
Faculty of Education, Department of Special Education, Gifted Education, 06800, Ankara, Turkey


Mustafa Serdar Köksal received his BSc. degree in Biology Education from Inonu University. After the graduation, he decided to make research about science education (biology education) and applied to Gazi University for Master Degree Program. He earned his master's degree in Science Education from the Gazi University, Turkey and PhD in Science Education (Biology Education, Gifted Education) from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Then he visited science education department of Florida State University for collaboration about a project regarding inquiry-based teaching.

He is a Prof.Dr. in the department of special education at Hacettepe University and has been teaching courses on gifted education and science education since 2015. Before 2015, he worked as research assistant in department of science education, Bulent Ecevit University and as Assisst. Prof.Dr. and Assoc. Prof. Dr. in department of science education, Inonu University. His research interests focus on developing scientific literacy among gifted students, gifted education and nature of science. He was involved in several national projects and contributed to the new  Turkish Science Curriculum for Gifted Students, which will be implemented in September 2019.

He is an editorial board member of “International Journal of Biology Education”,”Journal of American Academy of Special Education Professionals” and “Education and Science Journal”. Also he was chair of the congress; International Congress of Gifted and Talented Education (IGATE-2018).


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