Dr. Büyükduman received her BA from Middle East Technical University, FLE department and her MA and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Yildiz Technical University. Her academic interests are constructivist instruction, learner autonomy and curriculum design. Previously, she worked at Yildiz Technical, Istanbul Technical and Ozyegin University English preparatory schools. She has been teaching English for more than 25 years. Her last work place is Istanbul Şehir University, where she has been the founding director of the English prep program.