Fethi Ahmet Öner, Turkey

 

School: Hidayet Aydoğan Social Science High School

Subject and Grade Taught: High School Biology; 16-18 age group

Years' Teaching: 16 years

Participation in Amgen Teach: Two years

Fethi is a high school biology teacher, who joined the Amgen Teach Community two years ago.

When asked about Amgen Teach and if it had influenced both his approach in the classroom as well as impacting students, his response was very positive. "Yes, of course! I noticed my students' increased curiosity in science and realised this was happening because of Amgen Teach."

Fethi's teaching approach has changed. "Using inquiry-based methods, I have taught the students to question and investigate. They now better understand the importance of science and as a result, their overall results have improved." He adds, "Many of my students are already preparing to enter national scientific competitions in Turkey."

"I especially like activities that are based on research questioning and activities like concept mapping". Fethi plans to implement learnings obtained from Amgen Teach to neighbouring schools.