Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Pembecioğlu

Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Pembecioğlu

Professor at Istanbul University Faculty of Communication


Graduated from Istanbul University Letters Faculty Foreign Languages Education Department and started to work in the same department as the instructor and teacher trainer. Having a passionate interdisciplinary approach and as a true lover of learning and teaching, she completed many degrees and certificate programs and has always been simultaneously both a student and a teacher at the same time for most of her life.

After completing an MA program at Marmara University's Atatürk Education Faculty on testing English as a foreign language and receiving her degree from Istanbul University's European Union Department, she attended Cambridge University's Royal Society of Arts DOTE. Upon earning her Ph.D. in Istanbul University's Radio Television Cinema Department, she continued her education by participating in the Management of Health Institutions degree program as well as the department of Civil Air Transport Management.

Since 2002 (for seven years), Pembecioğlu has organized the ICCC & ICFF (International Children and Communication Congress and International Children Films Festival) in İstanbul and also organized Global Science &Technology Forum Annual International Conference on Journalism & Mass Communications (JMComm), in Singapur between 2012-2018. She also represents Turkey, in EU network CICE (Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe) established by London Metropolitan University.

She primarily conducts her research and publications focusing on disadvantaged groups such as children, youth, women, refugees, gifted children, and children with disabilities. She emphasizes the importance of the concept of the child and children in each of her numerous projects, events, and articles in the fields of education and communication.

Today, as a full professor at Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema, in the context of her academic studies, she focuses on topics varying from teacher training, language teaching, linguistics, education, art, communication, national and international advertising, to journalism, peace journalism, peace education, film, and filmmaking, cinema and documentary films, new media, digital media, media literacy, citizenship. Along with smart cities, smart transportation, and smart agriculture, archeology and anthropology are among her interests.

In addition to the national and international academic books and articles, eight feature-length documentaries were written and directed by her. She also produced about 30 short films and 8 animations collaboratively within the framework of groups formed with children and youth.


Future Learning Styles and Possible Teaching Strategies

Nowadays, the standardization of concepts like Human 5.0 or Society 5.0 has already been accepted by those who structured them and as a "super smart society", described as a new model of society that aims at growth and development, in which the effects of digitalization. Thus, artificial intelligence in social life is evaluated in each and every aspect, and the relationship of humans with machines and robots is ensured in the most efficient way.

In this fascinating era, learning psychology, learning tools, and digital media will also change to provide not only amazing speed and effectiveness but also a wider capacity and opportunity to learn. Disadvantages including individualization, social alienation, discrimination, intolerance, a lack of empathy, and a reluctance to cooperate, collaborate, and socialize could yet exist. What would education be like in such a future if there were any schools left? The goal of this workshop is to explore more about the potential structure and function of the school in the future, as well as the learning and teaching methodologies, with a focus on the ELT perspectives in this new surrounding.