Breaking Barriers
Peer Groups for dyslectics


Cukurova Universitesi, E?itim Fakultesi, Almanca Bolumu

Cukurova University, Adana Turkey

Cukurova University, founded in 1973, occupies a foremost place among other Turkish universities with its 10 faculties, 1 state conservatory, 3 colleges, 9 vocational colleges, 3 institutes and 29 research and application centers.

The university, with its 1909 member teaching staff, offers courses to over 32.700 undergraduate, post graduate and doctorate students.

Faculty of Education was founded in 1982 and embodies three colleges: Iskenderun, Tarsus, and Adana Foreign Languages.
It started with 16 lecturers in its foundation year, and now has 95 academic staff members. The faculty specifically aims to train teachers for institutions of elementary, secondary and higher education. Students receive preparatory language education in related foreign languages in the faculty Departments of English, French and German.

Regional Seminar Monday (Feb. 07, 2012)

First Session

09:30 Welcome and Opening
Introduction of all the people and organizations
Eeva Siirala(Finland) and Cavidan Coltu Ymren (Turkey)
09:40 What is Dyslexia and Learning Difficulty?
(Eeva Siirala- Finland)
09:10 Neuropsychological views on learning
( Hatice Sofu- Turkey)
10:30 Results of the recent screening tests in Turkey
(Cem Can and Jülide Inözü)
11:00 Coffee Break

Second Session
11:15 Stories of/by dyslexics.
  1. Elenor Holter, Norway,
  2. Jan van Nuland from the NL
12:00 Lunch Break (On Campus)
Third Session
13:00 Divergent Learner?
(Hasan Bedir- Turkey)
13:30 Peer Learning Technique as a Model for Teaching Dyslexic Adults and Learning as a Dyslexic Adult, and examples (Norway, Finland)
  1. Irma - Finland
  2. Ola - Norway
14:30 Coffee Break
15:00 ESOK ACCESS TO LEARNING a project in Finland 2006 - 2009
Discussion on possibilities for organising peer learning coach training in Turkey.
What should it be like and who should participate? What should be done now that there is evidence from the screening?
16:30 Overall Evaluation and the end of the Seminar