The Curriculum Studies Application and Research Center of Ibn Haldun University (IHU) holds its 7th workshop chaired by the center’s Director, Dean of School of Education and Vice President of Ibn Haldun University Professor Yüksel Özden. The workshop was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at IHU Süleymaniye Campus.
How to create a new ontological perspective on the question of education
At the seventh curriculum workshops, Professor Ömer Türker gave a stimulating seminar on the basis of the priority of creating a new educational philosophy and a new ontology. In his speech entitled “A New Ontology Experience” Professor Ömer Türker addressed the question of “how to give an answer nowadays to the question of how can we comprehend the existence”. He talked about important issues such as the relationship between perception and meaning, the conditions of existence to be subjected to knowledge, the distinction between imagination and attestation. He also discussed the issue of how we can create an ontological perspective, contrary to the prevailing Western-centric perspective, on the issue of education.
After this introductory seminar, the negotiation section was initiated and the ideas put forward during the seminar were discussed extensively by the participants.
The first of the curriculum meetings was held under the title of “Revival and Construction of Our Educational World”
With the permanent membership of Professor Yüksel Özden, Professor Tahsin Görgün, Professor Ömer Türker, Professor Ahmet Ayhan Çitil, Professor İbrahim Halil Üçer and Celalettin Duran, the Curriculum Studies Workshops and Meetings were held on June 6-8, 2017 under the title of “Revival and Construction of Our Education”. The issues discussed in the two-day long workshop are the opportunities of developing classic ontology for a comprehensive educational program, classification of sciences and ontological background of the existing education curriculum, logic of classical and modern ontologies, principles and basic concepts of education philosophy.
The 8th workshop and meetings of the Curriculum Studies will continue in November, 2019 with discussions to be conducted after an introductory seminar that will be given by Professor Ömer Türker.
In line with its goal of ‘intellectual independence’, Ibn Haldun University (IHU) has added the Curriculum Studies Center to the existing research centers that it runs. IHU established the Curriculum Studies Center in order not to be subjected to the hegemonic paradigm that spreads throughout the concurrent social sciences curriculum. The center, which ensures that the curriculum has been built on an authentic sense of existence an accurate knowledge approach and a valid methodology from theory to practice, accelerates its efforts to develop, based on our legacy of knowledge, a new and original curriculum that will appeal not only to our country but to the whole world.