Ilhan Kucukaydin, D.Ed.

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    Dr. Kucukaydin received his doctorate degree in adult education from Penn State University. His research interests are equality in education, technology, adult education, critical pedagogy, and “counter-learning under oppression,” which is a way of learning he explored in his dissertation. Counter-learning is an individual and social learning and unlearning process that works against indoctrination and it encompasses rational, emotional, lingual, moral, and behavioral manifestations. Counter-learning is a negation of submission to the given reality.

    Areas of Responsibility

    Research Interests

    Adult Learning

    Critical pedagogy

    Counter-learning under oppression

    Critical technology


    Kucukaydin, I. (2017). A tribute to Patricia Cranton (Ένα μικρό αφιέρωμα στην Patricia Cranton) (G. Koulaouzides, Trans.). Adult Education, Hellenic Adult Education Association/EΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗ ΕΝΗΛΙΚΩΝ, ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΗ ΕΝΩΣΗ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ ΕΝΗΛΙΚΩΝ, (39) May-August, 3-4.

    Kucukaydin, I., & Cranton, P. (2013). Critically questioning the integration of Jungian psychic structures in transformative learning theory. Adult education Quarterly vol 63. No.1 pp. 43-56

    Kucukaydin, I. & Cranton, P. (2012). Saying "no": The Power of Transformative Learning. In Carr. P. R. and Porfilio, B.J.(Ed.). Educating for Peace in a Time of "Permanent War": Are Schools Part of the Solution or the Problem. Routledge

    Kucukaydin, I. & Cranton, P. (2012). Participatory learning in formal Adult education context. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology,3(1), International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology

    Kucukaydin, I. (i2010). Unbearable lightness of being too nice to question. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy (3)2.

    Kucukaydin, I. (2010). Counter learning under oppression. Adult Education Quarterly, 60(3), pp. 215-232

    Kucukaydin, I. (2008). Book Review: Clover and Stalker's "The Arts and Social Justice: Re-crafting Adult Education and Community Cultural Leadership". Adult Education Quarterly (59)1.

    Kucukaydin, I. (2008). Counter learning under oppression. (Doctoral dissertation, Penn State University Harrisburg, 2008)

    Kucukaydin, I., & Tisdell, E. J. (2008). The discourse on the digital divide: Are we being co-opted? UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, vol. 4, Issue 1, Article 6.

    Kucukaydin, I. (Spring, 2008). Meeting Dr. Stephan Brookfield. Adult Education Times Newsletter, p. 5.


    B.A.; M.A.; D.Ed. (Penn State)