Dear Colleague,

It gives me a great pleasure to announce that the 3rd  International Symposium on Social Studies Education has been organized by Association for Social Studies Educators and  Gazi Faculty of Education at Gazi University and will be held on April 28-30, 2014 in Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey.

Although the main theme of the symposium is ‘Educational Chess: Education System of Turkey, 4+4+4 and Social Studies’ you can present your research results in any emphasis area of social studies education. Sub-themes of the symposium are as follows:

4+4+4 and Social Studies
Social studies and citizenship education in primary schools
Teacher education and allocation: Pre-service and in-service education

Pupils’ education

Social studies and citizenship curricula in early years; what has changed?

Social studies and citizenship education in middle schools

Citizenship and human rights education in high schools

Population in the Context of Social Sciences, Brain Circulation, Diversity and Immigration

Diversity and scope of migration problems experienced by Turkish students in Germany

Current developments in Turkey in social studies education and evaluation from the perspective of Germany

Social Media and Democracy

Social media; political and social activism

Social participation, democracy and human rights

Resources of information, political knowledge and social media

Educational technology and social participation

The EU and Social Studies in Turkish Education System

The EU, lifelong learning and human rights and citizenship education

The new trends in education in EU

The impact of the EU on Turkish education system (the new projects and programs)

Human rights and democracy projects of EU

Globalization and Values Education

Globalization and values education

Values education and social studies

Values/religious education and values

Values; International perspectives

Special Education and Social Studies

Pupils with special educational needs and social studies

Educating gifted pupils and social studies

Gifted students and BİLSEMs in Turkish Education system

Societal change and special education

Social Studies in Higher Education

Graduate social studies in Turkey

Postgraduate social studies in Turkey

Social studies education abroad


‘Social studies’ some thoughts and discussion on its name and scope



Selected papers in the symposium will get entitled to be published in participating international scientific journals. To get more information about the symposium please visit our website  at


The Turkish and international educators that will attend the symposium will bring about desired exchange of knowledge and experiences about the issues covered by this symposium. We would like to welcome your papers and thank to you for your contribution in advance.


Assoc. Prof. Bulent Tarman
On behalf of Organizing Committee