Prof. Dr. Ömer Adıgüzel
He was born in 1967 in Ankara. He graduated from Ankara Atatürk High School (1985) and Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences (1989). He worked as a research assistant in Departments of Fine Arts Education and Classroom Teaching between 1990 and 2003.
He completed his master’s degree in 1993 and doctorate in 2000 in Ankara University Department of Fine Arts Education. He studied language in 1992 with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship and in the Department of Culture Pedagogy at the Berlin School of Fine Arts (now Berlin University of Fine Arts) between 1996-1998. In 1998, he completed the program of the Institute of Play and Theater Pedagogy of the same faculty (Hdk).
In 1996, he joined the studies at Waldorf Schools in Überlingen, Germany. He is one of the executives of Ankara University’s Creative Drama Master’s Program (with and without thesis). In 2003, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Classroom Teaching-Elementary Education at Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences. He was appointed as Associate Professor in 2011 and Professor in 2017 in the field of Fine Arts Education.
In 2003, he studied at the Fine Arts University of Berlin with a postdoctoral research scholarship from the Finance Foundation.Since 2006 he has been carrying out courses in Drama in Education Department Master’s Program at Anadolu University. In 2007, he studied researches with DAAD scholarship as a guest scientist at Hannover University. He works on fields such as creative drama, museum education, drama at museums, children’s museums, cultural pedagogy, folk dances, etc. He conducts workshops in different areas of creative drama in Turkey and abroad.
Since 2003, he has been the Chairman of the Contemporary Drama Association (ÇDD). He is a member of International Association of Children and Youth Theaters (ASSITE), Association of Children and Youth Museums, Association of Art Educators (SEDER). He is the representative of the European Drama Association (EDERED), the International Drama, the Theater and Education Association (IDEA) and the German Association of Game and Theater (BAG Spiel und Theater). He is a national referee of Turkish Folk Dance Federation. He served as a member of the Central Referee, Education and Science Boards between 2016 and 2018. He was the Coordinator of Culture and Art of Ankara University and the Deputy Coordinator of Health, Culture and Sports Department between the years of 2012 and 2017. He was awarded the 2014 TÜBA Textbooks Incentive Award and 2014 Nafi Atuf Kansu Educational Encouragement Award with the Creative Drama in Education book.Since 2017, he has been the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara University.