Ceyda Gök, Turkey


School: Yıldırım Beyazıt High School

Subject and Grade Taught: Biology with students 14-18 years

Years Teaching: 24 years

Participation in Amgen Teach programme: National training and the 15th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab

Ceyda is an experienced biology teacher, who has recently joined the Amgen Teach Community.

When asked about how Amgen Teach has enhanced her confidence and ability to use inquiry-based science education in her classroom, she explains, "Amgen Teach made me feel more confident as a teacher. I now prepare the lessons in a different way by starting with questions for my students."

Ceyda also says that her "teaching method has changed into a more student-centered education with students participating in lessons in a more eager and more active way."

Currently, her students are engaged in various projects, where Ceyda can use the IBSE approach, because as she points out, "The students make posters and write essays about different topics and present in groups.  At first, they found that challenging, but now that they have got used to it, they really like this learning approach much more than the old one."