Education

EDUCATION

 

Serkan Baykusoglu is a multilingual researcher. He is also an educationist, education columnist, e-guide, e-mentor, historian, interpreter & translator, life coach, mentor, teaching assistant and teacher of English and Maths by profession. Serkan Baykusoglu has over 25 years experience in education. He studied more than 120 courses at over 95 educational institutions in the subjects of History, Education, Educational Management, Learning and Teaching, ICT, Religious and Art studies, Accounting in Turkey, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherland, Czech Republic, Norway, Finland and in Uganda.

 

He is an author of 5 international publications and he presented 9 research papers at international conferences. He worked as a Teaching Assistant and as a lecturer in London. Currently pursuing a PhD research degree in TEL in Education, following the completion of the MA in Adult Learning and Global Change and the MA in Educational Management.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

Dec 2012 – Dec 2018

University of Eastern Finland

Joensuu & Savonlinna, Finland

PhD in Education

Topic: Transforming education through technology-enhanced learning: The use of Tablet PCs in secondary education and the impact on learning and teaching.

Online Study Modules:

*UNITAR, Innovative Collaboration for Development (ICfD) (5 ECTS)

*Technologies for Development and Education (5 ECTS)

*State-of-Art Technologies in Education (5 ECTS)

Other Studies:

*Erasmus Summer School: Erasmus Intensive Programme, Doctoral Studies in Research Methodologies (5 ECTS)

*EERA Summer School on Educational Methodology: Educational Research as Craft – Data, Theory and Analyses (1.5 ECTS)

 

Oct 2014 – Jun 2015

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

Lampeter, Wales

PgCert in TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) (Distinction)

 

Aug 2010 – Aug 2012

Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

MA in Education: The Intercontinental Master’s Programme in Adult Learning and Global Change (Distance Learning)

 

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

Greenwich Community College

London

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) (Pass)

 

Jul 2008 - Nov 2009

University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

PgCert in the Teaching of Mathematics (MDPT)

 

Mar 2006 - Jan 2008

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge

BA (Hons) in Education: Learning, Technology & Research (2:2)

 

Sep 2005 - Oct 2009

London Metropolitan University

London

MA in Education: The Managing School Improvement (Merit)

 

Jul 2007 - Apr 2008

University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

PgCert in Professional Learning in Education (Mentoring and Coaching)

 

Sep 2004 - Jul 2006

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge

CertEd (Certificate in Education) (QTLS)

 

Sep 1993 - Jul 1997

Celâl Bayar University

Manisa, Turkey

BA in History (2:1)

 

 

HIGHER QUALIFICATIONS

 

10 Oct – 15 Dec 2017

VUU (Virtual University of Uganda)

Kampala, Uganda

Project Management Postgraduate Certificate (Passed – grade 83.2)

 

 

11 Jul – 18 Jul 2015

CEU (Central European University)

Budapest, Hungary

Innovative Financing for Education: Arguments, Options and Implications

 

 

Jun 2014

EERA e.V. & Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Trondheim, Norway

Summer School on Educational Methodology: Educational Research as Craft – Data, Theory and Analyses (1.5 ECTS)

 

 

Mar - May 2014

University of Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

International Development Policy and Analysis (5 ECTS) (Grade 5)

 

 

Mar 2014

VITAE

Cambridge, UK

Leadership in Action

 

 

Sep 2013- Nov 2013

UNITAR (The United Nations Institute for Training and Research)

Geneva, Switzerland

Innovative Collaboration for Development (ICfD) (5 ECTS)

 

 

Jun 2013

Anadolu University

Eskisehir, Turkey

Erasmus Summer School: Erasmus Intensive Programme, Doctoral Studies in Research Methodologies (5 ECTS)

 

 

Jun 2013

Open University of the Netherlands

Heerlen, Netherlands

How to Conduct Educational Design Research

 

 

Mar 2013 – May 2013

NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics)

London

Secondary PD Lead Support Programme (Accredited as PD Lead)

 

 

Apr 2011 – Aug 2011

The Instituto Cervantes

London

AVE Spanish Online Course for Teachers

 

 

Jan 2011 – Jun 2011

IBP Academy

Ayrshire

ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership (Regeneration & Place-making)

 

 

Nov 2010 – Mar 2011

University of Jyväskyla

Jyväskyla, Finland

Introduction to Intercultural Communication (5 ECTS credits)

 

 

Jul 2010

Queen Mary, University of London

London

Goldsmiths’ Mathematics Course

 

 

Jul 2010

University of East London

London

Keep Your Company Competitive

 

 

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010

University of Hull

Hull

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (20 UFA credits)

 

 

Apr 2010

Roehampton University

London

Developing Effective Management and Leadership Skills for Business

 

 

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

MUVEnation

Belgium

Certificate of Participation in Teaching and learning with MUVEs (Multi-user Virtual Environments)

 

 

Jan 2009

Huddersfield University

Huddersfield

Online Initial Subject Specialist Mentor Training Certificate

 

 

Jan 2009

The University of Manchester

Manchester

Combining Data 1 & 2

 

 

Jun 2006 - Jun 2008

London South Bank University

London

CertLL (Certificate in Lifelong Learning for Adult Numeracy Specialists) (15 Credits Awarded)

City & Guilds The Introduction to Delivering Learning Certificate (Level III)

LOCN Dyslexia Awareness (Level II)

 

 

Sep 2007 – Jan 2008

Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden

Linnaeus’ Life and Sciences (10 ECTS credits/5 Swedish points)

 

 

Jul 2007 - Apr 2008

University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

Certificate of Completion: The Mentor as Critical Friend (30 CATS credits at Level 4)

 

 

Nov 2006 - Sep 2007

University of Wales, Lampeter

Lampeter

Certificate in Interpersonal Skills for Volunteers (40 CATS credits)

 

 

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007

University of Essex

Essex

Mixing Methods: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

 

 

Jan 2006 - Apr 2006

University of Oxford

Oxford

Study Skills (5 CATS credit)

 

 

Nov 2005 – Jul 2010

Institute of Education, University of London

London

CPD in Exploring Learner Misconception in Mathematics

SENJIT (Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training)-ICT in the NVQ for TAs

 

 

Jul 2005 – Sep 2006

University of Greenwich

London

University Certificate in Continued Education

Information Technology-Level II (10 CATS credit)

Dissertation and Report Writing-Level II (10 CATS credit)

English for Study-Level I (10 CATS credit)

Effective Writing-Level I (10 CATS credit)

Management Skills-Level I (10 CATS credit)

Information Technology-Level I (10 CATS credit)

Research Skills-Level II (10 CATS credit)

 

 

 

Oct 2003 - Jun 2005

Birkbeck College, University of London

London

Academic English for PhD Students (7.5 CATS credit-Merit)

Pronunciation and Presentation (7.5 CATS credit-Merit)

Advanced English Language Skills (7.5 CATS credit-Credit)

Academic Writing for Postgraduate (7.5 CATS credit-Merit)

 

 

Apr 2005

Open University

Milton Keynes

BA/BSc Credit Transfer Award (240 CATS)

 

 

Apr 2003

London Metropolitan University

London

Educational Fluency (Teacher Training)

 

 

Oct 2000 – Jun 2002

King’s College London

London

MA in Imperial and Commonwealth History (Not Completed)

 

 

PROESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Feb 2018

RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)

London

Exploitation and Vulnerable Children: A Multi-Agency Approach

 

 

Nov 2017

CEH (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)

Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Evidence Synthesis to Inform Policy and Business Decision-making

 

 

Oct - Dec 2017

UCL (University College London)

London

AMTEC (Advanced Mathematics Teaching in Early Career)

 

 

Jan 2015

Morley College

London

Be a Mentor

 

 

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Cambridge University

Cambridge

Cambridge English Teacher Online - Grammar for Teachers: Language Awareness

 

 

Apr 2014 - May 2014

TOL (Transitions Online)

Prague

Privatisation in Education

 

 

Jan 2013 - Mar 2015

Redbridge Institute of Adult Education

London

City & Guilds Computerised Accounts (Level III-First Class Pass)

City & Guilds Manual Bookkeeping (Level I-First Class Pass)

City & Guilds Computerised Accounts (Level II-First Class Pass)

City & Guilds Computerised Accounts (Level I-First Class Pass)

 

 

Apr 2013 - Sep 2013

Central College Nottingham BA

Nottingham

Lifetime Awarding Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (Level 2)

 

 

Mar 2005 – Jul 2013

Waltham Forest CLaSS

London

Bookkeeping and Accounts (Level 2)

CACDP Communication Tactics with Deaf People (Level I)

Pitman Word Processing Skills (Level III-First Class Pass)

Pitman Word Processing Skills (Level II-First Class Pass)

 

 

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

Working Men’s College

London

ECDL Advanced Excel

ECDL Advanced Presentation

 

 

Feb 2013

SCOLA (Sutton College of Learning for Adults)

London

SHINE: Business Accounting Simplified

 

 

Nov 2012

Fircroft College of Adult Education

Birmingham

OCN Training the Trainer-Part I (Level 2)

 

 

Mar 2010 - Mar 2011

Coleg Sir Gâr (Carmarthenshire College)

Carmarthenshire

BCS ECDL Advanced Spreadsheets

 

 

Dec 2010

The Coaching Academy

London

Certificate in Personal Coaching

 

 

Sep 2010 - Nov 2010

Reid Kerr College

Paisley

Introduction to Assessment & Evaluation of Training

 

 

Jul 2010

Greenwich Community College

London

Introduction to Book Keeping

 

 

Sep 2009 - Jul 2010

The Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths

Cambridge

An Introduction to Muslim-Jewish Relations via e-learning

 

 

Aug 2009 - Feb 2011

Dumfries & Galloway College

Dumfries

Effective Business Communication

Fundamentals of Business Management

Web Design & Graphics: Introduction to Design

 

 

Oct 2009 - Nov 2009

NIACE (The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education)

Leicester

E-Guides – eCPD Training Programme

 

 

Jul 2009 – Sep 2009

HCA Academy

Leeds

Understanding Sustainable Communities

 

 

Mar 2009 - Sep 2009

Solihull College

Solihull

NCFE Certificate in Equality & Diversity (Level II)

 

 

Jun 2009

CIRIUS

Denmark

BA (Hons) Learning, Technology & Research Equivalent Recognition Document (Equivalent of Danish Bachelor Degree within the field of Humanities/Educational Science)

 

 

Mar 2008

Fleet Tutors

London

Professional Development: Reaching “Hard to Reach” Learners

 

 

Mar 2009

Barnet College

London

LLU+ CPD Training-Numeracy: FDP (Fractions Decimals Percentages)

 

 

Dec 2006

OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner)

London

Immigration Caseworker-Level I

 

 

Jun 2007

Loughborough College

Loughborough

Get Fit For Life (Health and Fitness)

 

 

Jun 2007 – Jul 2007

QIA (Quality Improvement Agency) & CfBT Education Trust

Reading

Contextualised Coaching and Mentoring for Staff from Quality Improvement Group

Attendance Certificate (CPD)

Postgraduate Level Course in Mentoring and Coaching: The Mentor as Critical Friend

Attendance Certificate (CPD)

 

 

Jun 2006 - Jan 2007

SAVO (Suffolk Association of Voluntary Organisations)

Suffolk

Risk Assessment

Taking and Presenting Minutes

Stress Management

 

 

Sep 2005 - Jul 2007

Epping Forest College

Essex

Teaching Assistant NVQ (Level II)

Edexcel Adult Numeracy Test (Level II)

Edexcel Adult Literacy Test (Level II)

 

 

Apr 2005 - Oct 2006

FÁS (Foras Áiseanna Saothair) eCollege

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Introduction to HTML

Study Skills

Computer Fundamentals

 

 

Feb 2003 - Jul 2006

The Mary Ward Centre

London

Cambridge ESOL Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Level II)

Cambridge ESOL Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Level II)

Advanced Pronunciation Course Certificate (Stages I-III)

Pitman ESOL Advanced Spoken (First Class Pass)

Pitman ESOL Higher Intermediate Spoken (First Class Pass)

Pitman ESOL Intermediate Spoken (Pass)

ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Level II)

ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Level II)

Pitman English as a Foreign Language Diploma (Higher Intermediate)

Pitman English as a Foreign Language Diploma (Intermediate)

 

 

Dec 2005 – Jul 2008

UXL Training Centre

London

A+ (IT System Support Technician)

CISCO CCNA (Network Engineer)

CISCO CCNA IV: WAN Technologies (Grade ?)

CISCO CCNA III: Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing (Grade A)

CISCO CCNA II: Routers and Routing Basics (Grade A)

CISCO CCNA I: Networking Basics (Grade A)

City & Guilds Diploma for IT Practitioners (ICT Systems Support) Maintain Equipment

and System (MC)-Certificate of Unit Credit (Pass)

City & Guilds Diploma for IT Practitioners (ICT Systems Support) Networking/Customer

Support Provision-Certificate of Unit Credit (Distinction & Pass)

 

 

Dec 2001 – Aug 2011

University of Cambridge ESOL

Cambridge

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) YL: Young Learners (Band III)

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) KAL: Knowledge About Language (Band III)

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning (Band III)

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Module III: Managing the Teaching and Learning Process (Band III)

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Module II: Planning Lessons and Use of Resources for Language Teaching (Band III)

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Module I: Language and Background to Language Learning and Teaching (Band III)

FCE First Certificate in English (Grade C)

 

 

Jun 2005 – Jan 2006

Sheffield College

Sheffield

LOCN E-Mentor (Level III)

 

 

Mar 2006

LCEBA (London Central Education Business Alliance)

London

SMART-Mentor Training (E-Mentoring)

 

 

Sep 2005 – Feb 2006

Enfield College

London

BCS ECDL Advanced Word Processing (Level III)

 

 

May 2005 – Dec 2006

Newcastle College

Newcastle

Edexcel BTEC First Certificate in Sport (Level II)

NCFE Certificate in Life Coaching (Level II)

 

 

Sep 2005

CEA@Islington

London

Induction Training for Teaching Assistant (EAL, Numeracy, SEN, Science, Literacy)

 

 

Jul 2005

The Technology Learning Centre (The Learning Trust)

London

The Hackney Schools Mentoring Programme

 

 

Mar 2005 – Jul 2005

SIT (Suffolk Institute of Technology)

Suffolk

OCN Anglia Certificate in Essential Internet Skills (Level III)

 

 

Apr 2005 – Jul 2005

Waltham Forest College

London

OCR RSA Word Processing Advanced (Distinction)

 

 

Apr 2005 – Jun 2005

Lambeth College

London

CACDP Deaf Awareness (Level I)

 

 

Feb 2005 – Jun 2005

Carshalton College

London

Database Management Using Access 2000

Internet & E-mail Facilities in Business

Make Effecting Presentations Using PowerPoint 2000

Basic Web Page Design Using FrontPage 2000

 

 

Apr 2005

NOKUT (The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education)

Norway

BA History Equivalent Recognition Document (Equivalent of Norwegian Bachelor Degree)

 

 

Sep 2003 – Jun 2004

The College of Haringay, Enfield and North East London (former College of North East London)

London

IELTS (Academic), (Grade 7.5)

 

 

Sep 2003 – Jun 2004

Acton and West London College (former Ealing Territory College)

London

ESOL Proficiency

 

 

Sep 2002 – Jul 2003

The City Literary Institute

London

Pitman English for Business Communications (Level II-Pass)

ESOL Advanced

 

 

Sep 2002 – Feb 2003

Institute Français

London

French (Beginners)

 

 

Sep 2000 – Jul 2003

Harrow College

London

BCS ECDL Part I Certificate

Office Computer Skills Advanced

Pitman ESOL Higher Intermediate (Pass)

AQA UETESOL (University Entrance Test), BBBBC (Pass)

LOCN Access to HE (Humanities)

OCR IT-Internet Technologies-Stage I-Module I

Modern Languages (Spanish) (Level II)

Modern Languages (Spanish) (Level I)

ESOL English Advanced

Pitman ESOL Intermediate (First Class Pass)

 

 

Sep 2002 - Dec 2002

Southwark College

London

Southwark Writing Course (Academic)

 

 

Sep 2001 - Jun 2002

College of North West London

London

IELTS (Academic), (Grade 6.5)

Office Computer Skills-Advanced

 

 

Nov 2000 – Jul 2001

UK NARIC

Cheltenham

BA Comparability of Degree Certificate

Comparability of High School Certificate

 

 

Oct 2000

Teacher Training Agency

St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Taster Course (Teacher Training)

 

 

Jul 1997 – Jun 1999

Key Plan Training College

London

EFL English Language Certificate (Upper Intermediate)

Information Technology (Office Programmes)

 

 

Sep 1992 – Jun 1993

Korfez College

Manisa, Turkey

University Entrance Test Preparation

English Preparation for University Entrance

Turkish Language Grammar Support

 

 

Sep 1990 – Jun 1993

Manisa State High School

Manisa, Turkey

High School Diploma (Good)

 

 

Jun 1989

THK (Turkish Aeronautical Association)

Kastamonu, Turkey

Model Plane Training (Pass)

 

 

LECTURES AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

 

15 Oct 2014

London Metropolitan University

London

Alumni Event: Early Leadership Skills

 

 

29 Jan 2014

London Metropolitan University

London

Alumni Event: Project Management using PRINCE 2

 

 

09 Dec 2013

9ine Consulting

London

Tablets for Schools Conference 2013

Dixons City Academy: Tablet distribution – pre, post and the future Workshop

Greenford High School: Tablets at Greenford High School: our journey so far...Workshop

Honeywood Community Science School: New pedagogy for effective learning in the digital world Workshop

 

 

31 Jan 2013

Enterprise Enfield

London

Business Expenses and Capital Allowances for the Self-employed - HMRC Workshop

 

 

17 Jan 2013

Enterprise Enfield

London

Newly Self-employed - HMRC Workshop

 

 

7 Mar 2012

London Metropolitan University

London

Alumni Event: Office Communications

 

 

5- 6 Mar 2012

FEDACT!O (Federation of Active Associations of Belgium)

Brussels, Belgium

International Conference on Education: Diverse Talents for the Future of Europe

 

 

Oct 2011

Gresham College

London

The Great Mathematicians (Public Lecture by Prof. Robin Wilson & Dr Raymond Flood)

 

 

May 2006

IE (Institute of Educational Assessors)

London

Delivering Better Assessment Conference

 

 

GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY

 

2016

University of Eastern Finland

Joensuu & Savonlinna, Finland

Travel Grants for ISNITE 2016 (4th international Symposium, New Issues in Teacher Education)

 

 

2015

University of Eastern Finland

Joensuu & Savonlinna, Finland

Travel Grants for Data Collection in Turkey 500 Euro

 

 

2015

CEU (Central European University)

Budapest, Hungary

Full Scholarship for Innovative Financing for Education: Arguments, Options and Implications

 

 

2014

EERA e.V. & Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Trondheim, Norway

Bursary for Summer School on Educational Methodology: Educational Research as Craft – Data, Theory and Analyses (1.5 ECTS)

 

 

2014

University of Eastern Finland

Joensuu & Savonlinna, Finland

Travel Grants for ECER 2014 Conference in Porto, 595 Euro

 

 

2014

VITAE

Cambridge, UK

Bursary for Leadership in Action Programme

 

 

2013

University of Eastern Finland

Joensuu & Savonlinna, Finland

Travel Grants for ECER 2013 Conference

 

 

2013

University of Eastern Finland

Joensuu & Savonlinna, Finland

Bursary for Erasmus Summer School for Doctoral Studies in Research Methodologies

 

 

2010

Queen Mary, University of London

London, UK

Bursary for Goldsmiths’ Mathematics Course

 

 

2010

The Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths

Budapest, Hungary

Bursary for An Introduction to Muslim-Jewish Relations via e-learning

 

 

2010

University of Hull

Hull, UK

Bursary for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (20 UFA credits)

 

 

2009

The University of Manchester

Manchester, UK

ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Bursary for Combining Data 1 & 2

 

 

2008

University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton, UK

Bursary for PgCert in Mathematics Development Programme for Teachers

 

 

2007 - 2008

London South Bank University

London, UK

City & Guilds The Introduction to Delivering Learning Certificate (Level III)

Bursary for CertLL (Certificate in Lifelong Learning for Adult Numeracy Specialists)

 

 

2007

University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton, UK

Bursary for PgCert in Mentoring and Coaching

 

 

2007

University of Essex

Essex, UK

ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Bursary for Mixing Methods: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

 

 

2006

University of Wales, Lampeter

Lampeter, Wales, UK

Bursary for Certificate in Interpersonal Skills for Volunteers

 

 

2005

London Metropolitan University

London, UK

Grants for MA in Education (Islington Government Neighbourhood Fund-EU Social Fund)

 

 

2004

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge, UK

Grants for Certificate in Education (PCE) (Waltham Forest LEA)

 

 

2000

Harrow College

London, UK

Grants for Access to Higher Education (Humanities)

AWARDS/HONOURS

 

  • CISCO CCNA Module III Excellence Letter, 2006
  • CISCO CCNA Module II Excellence Letter, 2006
  • CISCO CCNA Module I Excellence Letter, 2006
  • ESOL Award for Achievement, Harrow College, UK, 2002
  • Honour Certificate, Manisa High School, Turkey, 1993
  • Certificate of Achievement, Korfez College, Turkey, 1992
  • Honour Certificate, Manisa High School, Turkey, 1992
  • Honour Certificate, Kastamonu Central Secondary School, Turkey, 1990
  • Honour Certificate, Devrekâni High School, Turkey, 1988-1989

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

  • Turkish (Fluent)
  • Ottoman (Arabic Script) (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Basic)
  • French (Basic)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

  • Accountant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Financial Controller, All Done Design & Build Limited
  • Academic Researcher, UEF
  • Accredited PD Lead, NCETM
  • Education Columnist, Haber Newspaper
  • Interpreter & Translator, Aman Solicitors Advocates
  • Tutor, Fleet-Tutors
  • Lecturer, Barnet College
  • E-Mentor, University of Huddersfield
  • E-Mentor, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Key Skills Support Officer, Barnet College
  • Administrator/Marketing Executive Assistant, Waterloo School of English
  • Immigration Caseworker, MIS
  • Teaching Assistant, Islington Green School

 

SERKAN BAYKUSOGLU

 

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