EMU Elementary Education Department Organised Early Childhood Education Days

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Education Faculty, Elementary Education Department hosted a series of activities under the theme Early Childhood Education. The two-day activities aimed to celebrate the joy of the graduation of 103 students at the end of the 2018-2019 Academic Year Spring Semester and, at the same time, raise public awareness on the importance of Elementary Education.

The organization started with the poster presentations of the 4th year students of the Pre-school Teacher Education Department, all of which were prepared in scope of the scientific research project course, and continued with a panel titled Career Journey: From Teacher to Teacher. The opening address of the panel was delivered by EMU Elementary Education Department Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eda Yazgin, who stated their happiness in exhibiting the outcomes of the courses offered to students throughout the year. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eda Yazgin also expressed her pleasure in their department’s creating interactive meeting opportunities in cooperation with universities, schools and communities. At the end of her address, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eda Yazgin gave messages to all graduands regarding professional qualifications.

During the panel which took place under the moderatorship of academic staff members Prof. Dr. Ayse Isik Gursimsek and Dr. Begum Cubukcuoglu Devran, EMU graduates Expert Seher Isler, Research Assistant Cansu Dursun and Research Assistant Elif Esra Ozenc delivered speeches. Early Childhood Education Days continued with the presentation of educational materials, mini musical performances, and drama installations. On the second day of the organisation, teacher candidates practiced their skills with the students of Lucky Duck nursery school. In this way, designed materials and presentations were piloted interactively on preschool children who were the target audience.

The high level participation of academic staff members, students studying at the department, preschool children and teachers in the two-day activities created satisfaction as all activities worked towards the fulfillment of the department’s mission to raise awareness on the importance of Elementary Education.

Source: Eastern Mediterranean University