Educational approaches and practices cannot be thought in separate from historical and social realities and scientific/technological developments in society. The characteristics of the period we live in and the scientific and technological developments affect the structure and functioning of the society while, at the same time, reflecting on education as a social institution in various forms. Issues and notions frequently discussed in recent years such as 21st century competencies, individualization in education, values education, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence are some indicators of this reflection.
EDUCCON, first held in 2017, is set out to construct an educational agenda through discussing new concepts and practices in the field of educational sciences. Towards this aim, what is meant by “new” may be the development or application of a new technology, new concept, theoretical approach, teaching method, instructional model, educational program, philosophical approach or alternative school architecture.
One of the main themes of EDUCCON 2018 is EDUCATION 4.0, the notion that reflects practices and understandings in science and technology that moved into societal agenda through the term INDUSTRY 4.0.
The main purpose here is to discuss the processes of raising the human resources demanded by EDUCATION 4.0 paradigm with its positive and negative aspects. The EDUCCON 2018 conference program will consist of events involving invited speakers, paper presentations, panels and workshops.
Presentations and papers submitted to EDUCCON 2018 will be published in an international e-book entitled “Education 4.0 Studies”. In addition, presentations selected by the Scientific Committee will be endorsed and recommended for publication in the Turkish Journal of Education (Indexed in WoS – ESCI).
We invite scientists, educators, industry representatives, educational administrators, students and all those who say, “Education is my first and foremost priority” and wish to share suggestions, methods and practices with innovative approaches particularly within the framework of Education 4.0 as speakers and participants to EDUCCON 2018.