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Assoc Prof Dr. Şenol Orakcı, Education, Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at AKSARAY UNIVERSITY, Turkey


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şenol Orakcı is a distinguished academic in the field of Curriculum and Instruction, currently serving at Aksaray University. He earned his Ph.D., M.A., and Bachelor’s degrees from Gazi University, specializing in curriculum development and instructional methodologies. Dr. Orakcı has made substantial contributions to educational research, particularly in understanding the dynamics between cognitive flexibility, learner autonomy, and reflective thinking. His research has been widely published and cited, reflecting his impact on the field. Fluent in Turkish and proficient in English, Dr. Orakcı is also skilled in computer applications and has a keen interest in traveling.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Institution: Gazi University
  • Period: 2014 – 2017
  • Obtained: 2017

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Institution: Gazi University
  • Period: 2009 – 2012
  • Obtained: 2012

Bachelor’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Institution: Gazi University
  • Period: 2002 – 2006
  • Obtained: 2006

Professional Experience:

Dr. Şenol Orakcı is currently an Associate Professor at Aksaray University, a position he has held since 2022. In his academic career, he has focused on curriculum development, instructional strategies, and educational research. His expertise in these areas has contributed significantly to the field of education, particularly in improving instructional methods and curriculum design. Dr. Orakcı is known for his innovative research and dedication to enhancing educational practices.

Research Interest:

Dr. Orakcı’s research interests include curriculum and instruction, cognitive flexibility, learner autonomy, reflective thinking, and the integration of technology in education. He has a particular focus on how these areas impact teaching and learning processes, and he aims to develop strategies that enhance educational outcomes. His work often explores the relationships between various cognitive and instructional factors and their influence on academic achievement and quality of life.

Publications Top Noted: 

The Influence of Gender and Special Education Training on Attitudes Towards Inclusion

  • Authors: Ş. Orakcı, O. Aktan, Ç. Toraman, H. Çevik
  • Journal: International Journal of Instruction
  • Volume: 9, Issue 2
  • Pages: 107-122
  • Citations: 74
  • Year: 2016

Relationships between Cognitive Flexibility, Perceived Quality of Faculty Life, Learning Approaches, and Academic Achievement

  • Authors: Ç. Toraman, H.F. Özdemir, A.M. Aytuğ Koşan, Ş. Orakcı
  • Journal: Eskişehir Osmangazi University
  • Citations: 66
  • Year: 2020

Investigation of the Relationship between Burnout, Life Satisfaction and Quality of Life in Parents of Children with Disabilities

  • Authors: O. Aktan, Ş. Orakcı, M. Durnalı
  • Journal: European Journal of Special Needs Education
  • Volume: 35, Issue 5
  • Pages: 679-695
  • Citations: 54
  • Year: 2020

Exploring the Relationships between Cognitive Flexibility, Learner Autonomy, and Reflective Thinking

  • Author: Ş. Orakcı
  • Journal: Thinking Skills and Creativity
  • Volume: 41
  • Article: 100838
  • Citations: 51
  • Year: 2021

The Smart Learning Potential of Turkey’s Education System in the Context of FATIH Project

  • Authors: M. Durnalı, Ş. Orakcı, O. Aktan
  • Book Chapter: Cases on Smart Learning Environments
  • Pages: 227-243
  • Citations: 48
  • Year: 2019
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