Name : EREN
Surname : CEYLAN
E-Mail :,
Phone Number : 0312 363 33 50 / 7108
Department : Secondary Science and Mathematics Educatiom
Personal Information


I have been working as an Assistant Professor in Ankara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics. International comparative studies like TIMSS, PISA, and PIRLS have attracted my interest and my recent studies’ main scope is to investigate the factors related to students’ science achievement in these international studies by using some advanced statistical techniques such as Linear Structural Modeling, HLM, and IDB Analyzer etc. As a future plan, I want to develop my skills especially in the area of assessment in science education to offer an assessment model for Turkey’s science education curriculum in which students’ competency levels are exhibited.


2009 (January)-2010(January)

Indiana University   Bloomington, IN / USA

Postdoctoral Research / Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education


2004 –2008

Middle East Technical University     Ankara / TURKEY

Ph.D. / Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education

C.GPA: 3.93 / 4


Middle East Technical University     Ankara / TURKEY

MSc / Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education

C.GPA: 3.80 / 4

PhD “The effect of 5E learning cycle model on 10th grade students’ understanding of state of matter and solubility concepts, attitude toward chemistry, and students’ perceived motivation”. Supervisor: Professor Ömer Geban

MSc “Effect of instruction using conceptual change strategies on students’ conceptions of chemical reactions and energy”. Supervisor: Professor Ömer Geban


Scientific Journals

Ceylan, E. & Berberoğlu, G. (2007). Factors Related with Students’ Science Achievement: A Modeling Study. Education and Science, 32 (144), pp. 36-48.

Ceylan, E. & Geban, O. (2009). Facilitating Conceptual Change in Understanding state of Matter and Solubility Concepts by using 5E Learning Cycle Model. H.U. Journal of Education, 36, 41-50.

Ceylan, E. & Geban. O. (2010). Promoting Conceptual Change in Chemical Reactions and Energy Concepts through the Conceptual Change Oriented Instruction. Education and Science, 35, 157, 48-56.

Ceylan, E. & Abaci, S. (2013). Differences between Turkey and Finland based on Eight Latent Variables based on PISA 2006 Scientific Literacy Results. International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 5, 1, 10-21.

Ceylan, E. (2014). Examining Item Difficulties with respect to Science Teachers’ Backgrounds and their Views on Science Instruction.  Education and Science. 39, 172, 138-149.


Yıldırım, H. H., Yıldırım, S., Ceylan, E., Yetişir, M. İ. (2013, Mayıs). Türkiye Perspektifinden TIMSS 2011 Sonuçları. Türk Eğitim Derneği Tedmem Analiz Dizisi I, Ankara.

Yıldırım, H. H., Yıldırım, S., Yetişir, M. İ., & Ceylan, E. (2013, Aralık). PISA 2012 Türkiye Ulusal Ön Raporu. MEB, Yenilik ve Eğitim Teknolojileri Genel Müdürlüğü, Ankara.

Conferences and Seminar

Yetişir, M. I., Ceylan, E. (2013). The Differences between various Schools based on TIMSS 2011 Results in Turkey. International Conference on Critical Education, Ankara, TURKEY. 

Ceylan, E., Yetişir, M. I. (2012). Are There any Differences between Low- and High- Performing Schools based on the PISA 2009 Results in Turkey? 4th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Barcelona, SPAIN.

Ceylan, E. (2009). Accepted and participated May 2009 International Databases Training Seminar, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

Ceylan, E., Cetin, P. S., Uzuntiryaki, E. (2007). Major Influences on High School Students’ Attitudes Towards Chemistry in Turkey. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Reaearch (ECER) Annual Conference. Ghent, BELGIUM.

Uzuntiryaki, E., Ceylan, E. & Geban, Ö. (2006). Contributions of gender difference, previous knowledge of heat concept, and chemistry attitude to students’ understanding of thermochemsitry concepts. The Nineteenth International Conference on Chemical Education (19th ICCE), Seoul, SOUTH KOREA.

Ceylan, E. (2006). Curriculum reforms in the globalization process. Symposium of  Elemantary Education during the Integration with E.U. TAKEV Elemantary Schools, Izmir, Turkey.   

Ceylan, E., Geban, Ö., Ertepınar, H. (2005). Conceptual Change Approach and Electrochemistry. Paper presented at European Science Education Research Association  (ESERA), Barcelona, SPAIN.

Ceylan, E., Geban, Ö., Ertepınar, H. (2004), Promoting Conceptual Change in Acid-Base concepts, Paper presented at Fourth European Symposium on Conceptual Change, Athens, GREECE.

Ceylan, E., Geban, Ö. (2004), Promoting Conceptual Change in Chemical Reactions and Energy, Paper presented at 18th International Conference on Chemical Education, Istanbul, TURKEY.

Uzuntiryaki, E., Ceylan, E., Geban, Ö. (2004), Effect of Previous Learning in Heat and Temperature on Understanding of Thermochemistry Concepts, Paper presented at 18th International Conference on Chemical Education, Istanbul, TURKEY. 

Ceylan, E., Geban Ö., Ertepınar, H., Özdemir, A. (2004) Conceptual Change in Chemical Equilibrium Concept, Paper presented at18th Biennial Conference of Chemical Education, Iowa, USA.

Ceylan, E., Geban, Ö. (2004) The Effect of  Conceptual Change Approach on Students’ Attitude Towards Chemistry, Paper presented at National Science and Mathematics Education Conference, Istanbul, TURKEY.