Assoc. Prof. Dr. Diler Öner & Zeynep Karagöz

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Dezember, 2019

11dez19:0021:00Assoc. Prof. Dr. Diler Öner & Zeynep KaragözLearning and Doing (Making) for a Healthy Society? (Panel with two lectures)



Learning and Innovation Skills for the Future (Diler Öner): The purpose of this talk is to examine the educational outcomes we should be focusing on for the future. Drawing the parallels between industrial revolutions and education in history, I will discuss the potential transformations in education in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. I will draw attention to the importance of developing the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) for a healthy society in the future.

Diler Öner is the director of the Center for Educational Technology Research and Implementation and an associate professor at the Department of Computer Education and Educational Technology at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. She received her MSc and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her research focuses on designing, developing and implementing computer-based tools to support higher level thinking skills (both for students and teachers).

Maker & Social Innovation (Zeynep Karagöz): Robotel Türkiye is a nonprofit organization of volunteers and makers that provides custom made 3D printed mechanical hands to citizens who need a finger or a hand prosthetic device – especially children – for free. The main target group of Robotel Türkiye is children with finger or hand deformation. Most cases have limb developmental disorder due to Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS). The purpose of the 3D hand is both to make their lives easier and also to make them feel special. In addition to organizing volunteers and helping cases, we collaborate with corporations and other civil organizations. Aiming to expand the project by sharing, touching as many lives and hearts as possible. In this lecture, I will show, how Robotel Türkiye maker could be understood as driver for social innovations. Hence, by pointing to the interdependence of Technology and Society, I would like to discuss that enabling technologies like 3D printers combined with notions of do-it-yourself and maker might contribute to a “healthy society”.

Graduated from MSÜ – Architecture; Zeynep Karagöz co-founded KOMA Architecture in 2001. In 2008 KOMA merged with 5 dakika and gave experience design services. With Robotel Türkiye, she started making 3D printed mechanical hands for children with hand deformation who don’t have access to prosthetics. The team became a part of the Maker Community in 2014. In 2017, Robotel became an NGO. Karagöz leads the project as the head of the organization and defines herself as a PRO-MAKER. She makes programs on 21.Century & technology skills with Maker Çocuk & Maker Atölye. She designs collaborative multidimensional & multidisciplinary projects. She also shares her expertise as a speaker, trainer & mentor.






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