Mustafa Ciftcioglu (PhD Student)

Thesis title: Enhancing Preservice Teachers' Data Literacy: An Investigation into the Design and Impact of Online Training Integrated with Professional Networks


Mustafa is a Turkish researcher and PhD student. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, he worked as a part-time educational technologist at Hacettepe University and participated in various research projects. His intention is to use his professional expertise and background in education to conduct interdisciplinary studies that explore the significance of educational technologies and data education. He also has a broad research interest in the intersection of education and technology.


  • MA in Early Childhood Education (Pamukkale University, Türkiye)
  • Double Major Degree of BS in Early Childhood Education (Hacettepe University, Türkiye)
  • BS in Computer Education and Instructional Technology (Hacettepe University, Türkiye)

Research summary

His research interests can be listed as follows:

  • Digital/Data Literacy
  • Teacher Training
  • Online Learning
  • Early Childhood Education
  • STEAM Education
  • Ciftcioglu, M. & Isikoglu, N. (2023). Investigation of Pre-school Teacher Candidates' Attitudes Towards Distance Education and Digital Literacy Skills in Terms of Various Variables. Gazi University Journal of Gazi Gazi Educational Faculty, 43 (1) , 147-181 .
  • Secim, E. S., Durmusoglu, M. C., & Ciftcioglu, M. (2021). Investigating Pre-School Children’s Perspectives of Robots through Their Robot Drawings. International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 4(4), 59–83.