Research as inspiration: A genuine interest to explore with self and with others
by Dr. Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken
Deniz Kurtoglu Eken (PhD) works as an instructor and as Projects, Development and Research Coordinator at Sabanci University, School of Languages where she also worked as the director of the school for 10 years until September 2012. Over the years, she has been involved in teaching, curriculum development, qualitative research studies, teacher and trainer training and development, including formal training courses with UCLES, the British Council in Turkey and in the UK, the U.S. Embassy, the Turkish Ministry of Education and with different schools and universities in Turkey. Deniz has designed and directed formal trainer training courses at private Turkish universities as well as the SLTEP and provided consultancy to many institutions on a wide range of topics. She has publications in teaching methodology, qualitative research, teacher and trainer training and development, school effectiveness and development which are also her main areas of interest. Her biggest source of inspiration comes from an exploration of individual growth through personal and professional development.
For information on Dr. Kurtoglu Eken's professional activities, presentations and publications, please visit her website at: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/kurtoglueken/