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Prof. Esme Hacieminoglu | Science Education | Best Researcher Award.

Akdeniz University,Turkey

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👨‍🎓 Bio Summary:

Professor Esme Hacieminoglu, born on January 1, 1981, in Antalya, Turkey, is a distinguished academic in Science Education. She is currently a Professor at Akdeniz University, where she specializes in elementary education with a focus on science education. Prof. Hacieminoglu has a rich history of academic and research contributions, complemented by several prestigious awards and international collaborations.

🎓 Education:

Prof. Hacieminoglu completed her undergraduate studies in Science Education at Hacettepe University, graduating with a GPA of 3.60/4.0 as the top student in her department in 2003. She earned her Ph.D. from Middle East Technical University in 2010, with a thesis titled “Student and School Characteristics Related to Elementary Students’ Nature of Science Views.” She also spent time as a visiting scholar at the University of Iowa’s Department of Science Education in 2008-2009 and 2013.

🔍 Research Focus:

Her research primarily explores the nature of science views among elementary students and pre-service science teachers. She investigates student and school characteristics that influence these views, environmental literacy levels, and the integration of history and nature of science in science education. Her work also covers innovative teaching methods, including inquiry-based activities and field trips to enhance environmental education.

🏆 Honors & Awards:

Prof. Hacieminoglu has received numerous accolades, including the İhsan Doğramacı High Success Award in 2003, TUBITAK Publication Encouragement Awards, and recognition for the Best PhD Thesis at Middle East Technical University in 2010.

Professional Experience: 💼

She began her academic career as a Research Assistant at Middle East Technical University and later served as an Assistant Professor at Selcuk University and Necmettin Erbakan University. She advanced to the rank of Associate Professor at Necmettin Erbakan University in 2015 and subsequently joined Akdeniz University. Since December 2023, she has been serving as a Professor at Akdeniz University. Additionally, she has held administrative roles such as the Erasmus Coordinator at Necmettin Erbakan University and Akdeniz University.

📚 Top Noted Publications :

Elementary School Students’ Attitude toward Science and Related Variables

Authors: E. Hacieminoglu

Journal: International Journal of Environmental and Science Education

Year: 2016

Citations: 213

Changes in Student Attitudes Regarding Science When Taught by Teachers without Experience with a Model Professional Development Program

Authors: M.M. Ali, R. Yager, E. Hacieminoglu, I. Caliskan

Journal: School Science and Mathematics

Year: 2013

Citations: 51

Development and Validation of Nature of Science Instrument for Elementary School Students

Authors: E. Hacieminoglu, Ö. Yılmaz-Tüzün, H. Ertepınar

Journal: Education 3-13

Year: 2014

Citations: 39

In-Service Teachers’ Perceptions Regarding Their Practices Related to Integrating Nature of Science: Case Study

Authors: E. Hacieminoglu

Journal: Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences

Year: 2014

Citations: 28

How In-Service Science Teachers Integrate History and Nature of Science in Elementary Science Courses

Authors: E. Hacieminoglu

Journal: Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice

Year: 2014

Citations: 28

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Her research contributions are well-recognized, with many of her papers indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and the Emerging Sciences Citation Index (ESCI). She has contributed significantly to the field through collaborative international projects and has been a part of multiple research funds and grants.

📅 Research Timeline:

Undergraduate (1999-2003): Hacettepe University, B.S. in Science Education.

Ph.D. (2004-2010): Middle East Technical University, with a visiting scholar stint at the University of Iowa (2008-2009).

Assistant Professor (2011-2015): Selcuk University and Necmettin Erbakan University.

Associate Professor (2015-2023): Necmettin Erbakan University and Akdeniz University.

Professor (2023-Present): Akdeniz University.

Prof Esme Hacieminoglu | Science Education | Best Researcher Award |

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