GET READY FOR THE EXPERIENCE

The ELCON’2020 will be organized on 23-24 October 2020 in Istanbul, under the honorary presidency of Alice Y. Kolb & David A. Kolb. The congress aims to gather leading academicians, policy makers, independent scholars and researchers to share their knowledge, new ideas as well as to discuss future development in experiential learning and education.

An additional goal of the ELCON’2020 is to provide an opportunity for academicians, professionals, non-governmental organisations, researchers, teachers, graduate students and everyone who dedicated themselves to the experiential learning and education to meet and interact with each other. Due to the nature of the congress with its focus on experiential learning, innovative ideas and developments in education, papers related to all those areas are welcomed.

HONORARY PRESIDENTS

 

Alice Y. KOLB

President and CEO – Experience Based Learning Systems

 

David A. KOLB

Chairman – Experience Based Learning Systems

PRESIDENTS OF THE CONGRESS

 

Ilke Evin GENCEL

Professor – Izmir Democracy University

 

Mustafa ERDOGAN

Chairman – DeM Experiential Training Center

Nurettin Konaklı, President

MESVAK Entrepreneur Development Foundation

 

Mete Kızılkaya – Head of Department

Ministry of National Education Turkey, Life Long Learning DG

 

Anu Reinsalu

Ministry of Education & Research Estonia, Estonian Youth Work Center

 

Zeynep Tuğçe Çiftçibaşı Güç

Abdullah Gul University

 

Dimitrios Gatsidis

ERGON Training, Greece

 

N. Seda Öztürk, Board Member

DeM Experiential Training Center

M. Volkan Müderrisoğlu, General Coordinator

DeM Experiential Training Center

 

Yeliz ÇELEN – Coordinator

Ministry of National Education Life Long Learning DG

 

Kerli Kõiv, Chair

Estonian Open Youth Centers Association

 

Halit Mirahmetoğlu, Founder

TRC & Spaceagenda

 

Tuğba Ata Solmaz, Board Member

DeM Experiential Training Center

 

Zeynep Öztürk, Board Member

DeM Experiential Training Center

Chairs of the Committee

PhD. Alice Y. Kolb, Experience Based Learning Systems, USA

PhD. David Kolb, Experience Based Learning Systems, USA

Committee Members

In Alphabetical Order

PhD. A.Seda Saracaloglu, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey

 

PhD. Alejandro J. Gallard, Georgia Southern University, USA

 

PhD. Aleksandra Wach, Adam Mickiewicz University

 

PhD. Angela M. Lopez-Velasquez, Southern Connecticut State University

 

PhD. Carol A. Dahir, New York Institute

 

PhD. Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton

 

PhD. Çigdem Sahin Taskın, Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey.

 

PhD. Eda Başak Hancı-Azizoğlu, Indiana University of PA

 

PhD. Edina Krompàk, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

 

PhD. Elena Schmitt, Southern Connecticut State University

 

PhD. Enrique Mena Garcia, Universtiy of Catolica De Murcia, Spain.

 

Ed.D. Gregory Barnes, MILPITAS Unified School District

 

PhD. Ilke Evin Gencel, Izmir Democracy University, Turkey

 

PhD. Ilze Ivanova, University of Latvia

 

PhD. Ioannis Agaliotis, University of Macedonia, Greece.

 

PhD. Iveta Kovalcikova, University of Presov

PhD. J.Antonio Ortiz, Universtiy of Catolica De Murcia, Spain.

PhD. Jerry L. Parker, Southeastern Louisiana University

 

PhD. Jessica C. Kimmel, University of the Incarnate Word

 

PhD. Karen A. Lowing, Durham University

 

EdD. Kathie F. Nunley Brains.org, New Hampshire, USA

 

PhD. Kerim Gündogdu, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey

 

PhD. Lefkothea Kartasidou, University of Macedonia, Greece

 

PhD. Nevin Özdemir, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey.

 

PhD. Nilay Bumen, Ege University, Turkey.

 

PhD. Nuray Senemoglu, Hacettepe University, Turkey

 

PhD. Nurdan Kavaklı, Izmir Democracy University, Turkey

 

PhD. Nurhan Yentürk, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

 

PhD. Olenka Bilash, University of Alberta

 

PhD. Özgehan Şenyuva, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

 

PhD. Quintin L. Robinson, Santa Clara University

 

PhD. Rauf Yıldız, Istanbul Kultur University, Turkey.

 

PhD. Ruken Akar Vural, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey

 

PhD. Sezen Arslan, Van Yuzuncu Yıl University, Turkey.

 

PhD. Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Meijo University, Japan

SPEAKERS

David A. KOLB

Experience Based Learning Systems - USA

David Kolb is the Chairman of Experience Based Learning Systems (EBLS), an organization that he founded in 1980 to advance research and practice on experiential learning. He received his BA in psychology, philosophy and religion at Knox College and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University. He was a professor of organizational behavior and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University where he is currently Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behavior. He is best known for his research on experiential learning and learning styles described in the new Second Edition of Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development. Other books include, How You Learn Is How You Live: Nine Ways of Learning That Can Transform Your Life, Conversational Learning: An Experiential Approach to Knowledge Creation, Innovation in Professional Education: Steps on a Journey from Teaching to Learning, and Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach. In addition he has authored many journal articles and book chapters on experiential learning. David has received several research awards and four honorary degrees recognizing his contributions to experiential learning in higher education.

SCHEDULE

This congress is organized with the support of an EU Project named “Dialogue for Non Formal Education” run by DeM Experiential Training Center. The project consortium consist of Ministry of National Education Turkey and Ministry of Education & Research Estonia and nongovernmental organizations from Turkey, Estonia and Greece.

First day of the congress will be also the closing conference of this project. First day’s panels and presentations will be about civil-public cooperation for non-formal education and experiential learning.

Second day’s panels, workshops and presentations will focus on world wide up-to-date scientific research and applications of experiential learning.

All times below are Istanbul local time. (UTC/GMT +3 hours)

 




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