Marmara Celebrates National Teachers’ Day

National Teachers' Day Celebration Program organized by Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty was held on 24 November 2022 at the İbrahim Üzümcü Conference Hall. The opening speech of the ceremony, which started with a moment of silence and the National Anthem, was made by Atatürk Faculty of Education Dean Prof. Dr. Seyfi Kenan.

Prof. Dr. Kenan stated in his speech  that teaching can  become exciting only if it is seen not as a work or occupation, but as a effort  with a sense of obligation towards the society and culture that one is fed. He emphasized that since this wide variety of learning takes place in every environment where people and society exist, the teaching effort can take place anywhere. He said that just as bees feed on enormous flowers, humans need to be fed from many different sources, and just like that, teachers enrich themselves by feeding them from different sources.

After the opening speech, the program presented by the Marmara University Turkish Music Ensemble under the direction of Mustafa Uslu and prepared with melodies from both Western and Turkish music and performed skillfully was watched with interest and admiration by a large audience.

At the ceremony, Research Assist.  Naci Serhat  made a presentation about the museum work of Atatürk Education Faculty, which includes the development process of the modern teacher training institution in our country. Then, Atatürk Science High School Deputy Director Volkan Demir, who graduated from Atatürk Education Faculty Computer Technologies Department and has been teaching for 15 years, shared his experiences on the successful use of instructional technologies during the pandemic process. At the same time, Yeşim Arslan, one of the young teacher candidates, 3rd grade student of Turkish teaching, gave a speech on the effective use of Turkish in education. Finally, within the AEF Museum study, a video screening  about an interview with Prof. Dr.  Ayla Gürdal that includes  her memories from her professional life, was presented. Our teacher Ayla Gürdal summarized her 60 years of teaching experience in three concepts; “Wanting to teach, honesty and hard work.”