JOURNAL OF AWARENESS 2023-08-03T22:19:20+03:00 Buse AZLAĞ Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Journal of Awareness </em></strong>(E-ISSN 2149-6544 &amp; D<em>oi Prefix: 10.26809/joa</em>) is an international refereed journal which started to be published in 2016. <em>The journal aims to include original papers in the main titles of humanities. In this framework, high quality theoretical and applied articles are going to be published.</em> The views and works of academicians, researchers and professionals working in all fileds of humanities are brought together. The articles in the journal is published 4 times a year; WINTER (January), SPRING (April), Summer (July), AUTUMN (October). Journal of Awareness is a free of charge, electronic and open access journal. The DOI number is assigned to all the articles published in the Journal.</p> Erratum 2023-08-03T21:58:03+03:00 Filiz Tufan Emini Kurtuluş 2023-08-03T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications A training method tool in the training and development function of HRM: Metaverse 2023-02-27T16:21:46+03:00 Çağatay Ferhat Sükan Gönen Ilkar Dündar <p>Technology has opened the door to a new parallel universe by taking human beings further than their own speed. Although this universe, called the metaverse, was used for gaming at first, it started to show itself in the business world for trade and economic purposes and even in the field of education. In this study, it is aimed to contribute to the literature by revealing the advantages and disadvantages of using the metaverse universe as an training method in the training and development process. Since the type of the article is a descriptive article, a literature-based study was conducted. So, training and development studies with metaverse in the world and in Turkey were examined and tried to be explained with examples in practice. As a result of this study, it was concluded that the metaverse universe has both advantages and disadvantages in education processes.</p> 2023-08-03T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications The history and activities of the Center for Writing Heritage of the Institute of Language, Literature and Arts after Galimzhan Ibrahimov of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan 2023-03-11T16:00:32+03:00 Nurida Nasibullina Aigul Kabirova <p>The purpose of the staff of the Institute of Language, Literature and Arts after Galimzhan Ibrahimov of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan (IYALI) is to preserve and develop the Kazan Tatar people (Tatars) language, literature, art in the context of globalization. One of the necessary conditions for the implementation of this purpose is the preservation of the spiritual cultural heritage. To this end, the IYALI since the 1940s work is underway to collect, preserve and study the written and musical heritage of the Tatars, which since 2007 has been continued by an independent unit, which later received the status of the Center for Written and Musical Heritage named as “Miraskhena” (Center for Written Heritage). Over the next 30 years, scientists of the IYALI collected numerous materials as letters, documents, manuscripts, and photographs of famous figures of Tatar literature, samples of Tatar folklore, manuscripts, and monuments of the old Tatar press. In the article, following an overview of the structure of the IYALI attention is paid to how the Center for Written Heritage was established, how and in which directions its work is carried out, how the funds and collection are replenished. This work can serve as an experience of how the identity of the people is preserved.</p> 2023-08-03T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications Figurines of the Mother Goddess (Cybele) and Aphrodite from the İznik Museum 2023-04-20T00:33:56+03:00 Gülşen Kutbay <p>The subject of this publication; It consists of two Mother Goddess (Kybele) figurines and one Aphrodite figurine in terracotta, which were purchased in the inventory of the Iznik Museum.</p> <p>The Mother Goddess (Kybele), whose emergence dates back to the Prehistoric Ages, and which is referred to as the Venus of the age, has continued its existence effectively in every period. The Mother Goddess (Kybele) is known as the symbol of fertility and fertility, the ruler of nature and the mother of all gods and goddesses who ensure the continuity of life. Existing Mother Goddess figurines are examples of the depictions of Agorakritos, one of the Classical Period sculptors, derived from the typology of the Cybele statue sitting on the throne. Descendant of the Mother Goddess; known with the epithets of love, beauty, desire and sexuality, the Aphrodite figurine belongs to the Anadyomene type associated with the birth myth of the goddess.</p> <p>The figurines, which are based on religious structures and concepts and considered among the important archaeological finds, provide information on many subjects, including the socio-cultural life, cult structure and belief of the geography they were produced. As in many art fields of Antiquity, all kinds of innovations and technical changes observed in figurine art were also affected by historical facts, lifestyle, belief and geography. The figurines that are the subject of the study, for which no find site and context data are available; it was evaluated technically, iconographically and stylistically, and a date proposal was made with the help of similar examples.</p> 2023-08-03T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications Left populism in Turkey through the example of Ekrem İmamoğlu 2023-06-01T14:48:50+03:00 Sema Sertkaya Cumhur Aslan <p>Populism which has emerged in different societies and at different historical times in world politics, is one of the pioneering political concepts that is also effective in Turkey, and has become a key concept in explaining Turkish politics. Populism came into existence in the Ottoman Empire during the Second Constitutional Monarchy period under the leadership of Ottoman intellectuals who were influenced by the Narodnik movements in Russia. Since then, populism has passed through certain stages and changes in Turkish politics, and has managed to reach the present day. Especially after the establishment of the Democratic Party, many aspects of populism, which succeeded in establishing close relations with right-wing parties, gained visibility in the pioneering leaders of Turkish politics and had variations of right and left populism. While right-wing populism has more symbolic ties with nationalism, history and religion, left-wing populism has been closely associated with concepts such as equality, freedom, and justice.</p> <p>In this article, the thesis that Ekrem İmamoğlu who won the mayorship of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in the local elections of March 31, 2019 in Turkey, has played an important role in this success by effectively and effectively using the basic codes of conservative, nationalist, right populism in addition to the Kemalist, secular, left populist codes he used. In this sense, both the Kemalist, secular, left-wing versions and the right-wing, conservative, nationalist versions of the populism used by Ekrem İmamoğlu during the election process have been tried to be revealed by utilizing the critical discourse analysis technique.</p> <p>Ekrem İmamoğlu effectively used the basic codes of left populism such as equality, freedom, and justice, and succeeded in gaining the support of Kemalist, secular and leftist voters. In addition, Ekrem İmamoğlu frequently made visible the historical, national, and religious values that the right, conservative, and nationalist segments attach importance to, both in his discourses and in his attitudes and behaviors in the public arena during the election. In this context, Ekrem İmamoğlu, using the conservative, nationalist, right-wing populist codes in Turkey effectively and functionally, received the support of those who are called both conservative and nationalist voters and who are historically distant from the Republican People’s Party. He played an effective role in the election of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.</p> 2023-08-03T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications Application of clustering methods and data visualization for decision making in higher education 2023-05-30T15:15:25+03:00 Olta Llaha Azir Aliu Esmeralda Kadena <p>This paper aims to present a case study to demonstrate the practical application of data visualization techniques and machine learning algorithms. Examining the data using various algorithms enables us to make predictions about how data visualization affects decision-making. Our study’s results support the notion that data visualization influences decision-making. Moreover, we delve into the implications of employing data visualization technology in the academic community, including faculty and students. Furthermore, we evaluate how data visualization influences decision making in higher education institutions, showcasing its potential to enhance the efficiency and speed of decision-making for stakeholders.</p> 2023-08-03T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications Innovation efforts in the supply of health services after the Health Transformation Program in Türkiye 2023-07-17T01:42:32+03:00 Gizem Özgen Özge Uysal Şahin <p>Health innovation is defined as innovations and improvements in health policies, health system, health products and services, health technologies and service delivery methods in order to improve people’s health. The emphasis on innovation in healthcare has been increasing in recent years due to challenges such as rising costs and an aging population. Innovation, which is of vital importance for the health sector, becomes one of the main determinants of social welfare and quality of life with the innovations and advances it brings. Innovative products and services increase the possibilities of early diagnosis and treatment, thus preventing future costs. In this way, alternative solution options can be created for the benefit of the patient, with the increase efficiency of the health system in the long term. In addition, positive externalities can be provided to many health related sectors. With innovation, it is possible to produce cheap and accessible solutions by using advanced technologies in health services where resources are very limited.<br />In this study, it is aimed to draw a conceptual framework on innovation and health innovation and to explain the innovations in health service supply within the framework of the Health Transformation Program put into practice in 2003. In recent years, significant changes have been made in the Turkish health system, especially in the financing, presentation and organization of the service within the scope of health innovation. Although significant progress has been made in the health system with the impact of these changes, there is still some work to be done. As a result of the study, what has been done has been evaluated and recommendations and suggestions have been made about what should be done.</p> 2023-07-31T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications The significance of intermediate public transportation in post-COVID-19 urban transportation planning 2023-07-22T17:49:37+03:00 Merve Akı Yaman Adem Erdem Erbaş Pelin Alpkökin <p>The transportation system provides various land use functions in cities and plays a significant role in shaping the urban macroform, and public transportation ensures the balance between demand and supply. In situations where supply does not meet demand, then the transportation needs for mobility are not met. This situation has caused the emergence of special operators and intermediate public transportation systems to meet demand worldwide, specifically in the cities of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.</p> <p>Throughout the last few decades, various public transportation policies were implemented in urban areas to relieve traffic congestion, provide road security, and increase urban life quality. As a result, increasing the share of public transportation distribution and decreasing congestion costs have become possible (Small, Verhoef, and Lindsey 2007). Some public transportation policies involve the organization of intermediate public transportation systems and their adaptation to the inner-city transportation system.</p> <p>However, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, the implementation of government restrictions and lockdowns in cities all around the world resulted in sudden declines in traveling demands. Most of these declines were associated with public transportation.</p> <p>By evaluating the literature published during the first wave of COVID-19 at the beginning of the spring and summer of 2020, the second wave that started in October 2020, and the third wave that pushed many countries in the spring of 2021 to re-implement lockdown prevention, this article presents a current status analysis of public transportation, particularly intermediate public transportation systems. The main findings are summarized under eight main titles: the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on public transportation and shared mobility, its effect on intermediate public transportation and regional development, its effect on passengers in the context of social concern, its effects on passengers concerning their socioeconomic status, its effect on the business and organizational structure of public transportation, its effects regarding environmental quality, technological situation, and urban planning.</p> 2023-08-03T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications Perception of leadership in effective team building and management and the trainer leadership skills of managers: A research on school managers 2023-01-28T23:34:56+03:00 İlkay Erarslan <p>Today, organizations attach importance to teamwork in order to continuously improve the work processes and methods of employees and management, and to determine corporate activities and goals. The vision shared within the teams in the organizations contributes to the creation of a strong corporate culture in the organization by enabling the employees to make an intense effort while achieving the goals of the organization. Today’s managers prefer to take a more active role in establishing creative processes that will guide and guide, facilitate and develop and exhibit the talents of employees rather than taking part in activities.</p> <p>Team building improves problem solving ability and team spirit. In the team building process, the leader is given the responsibility of forming the team. The leader, who determines the mission and vision of the team in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization, should have the ability to understand, absorb and explain this change to her employees by following the innovations due to her managerial qualifications. Employees have accurate information about their duties as an element of the change process in the institution and thanks to a participatory management approach.</p> <p>The aim of this study is to investigate the perception of school administrators’ leadership skills in team building and management according to teachers and the evaluation of school administrators’ coach leadership skills in team management. For this purpose, a questionnaire was applied to teachers and school administrators working in schools operating in different districts of Istanbul, affiliated to the National Education. The Team Leadership Scale developed by Çankaya and Karakuş (2008) and the Coach Efficiency Evaluation form in Robert Maddux’s book “Team Building” were used in the research.</p> 2023-08-03T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications Bibliometric analysis of graduate theses on social adaptation of Syrian refugees 2023-07-04T23:07:49+03:00 Serpil Bardakçı Tosun <p>It was not expected that the results of the civil war that started in Syria in 2011 would affect the whole world so much. In the last ten years, approximately 6.6 million people from Syria had to migrate to other countries, especially neighboring countries. Turkey has become the country hosting the highest number of Syrians as a result of its historical proximity, geographical location and state policies. According to the June 2023 data of the Directorate of Migration Management, the number of Syrians under temporary protection status in Turkey is 3 million 351 thousand 582 people. As the number of Syrians increases, there is an increase in integration problems with the local people. In this context, studies in the academic field have increased. In this study, master’s and doctoral theses published in the Higher Education Institution (YÖK) on the social adaptation of Syrian refugees in Turkey were examined. The study covers the bibliometric analysis of the postgraduate theses in the field of social cohesion of Syrians and aims to reveal the inadequacy of the studies in this field and the need to increase the number of them. In line with the information obtained from the YÖK data, a research was conducted on the social cohesion of Syrians in the form of “Syrian harmony, social cohesion, integration, adaptation” in relation to postgraduate education. As a result of the examinations carried out between 2012 and 2022, 76 master’s and 8 doctoral theses on Syrians were identified. The issue of social cohesion is among the most important issues in terms of the welfare, order and future of societies. As a result of the study, the importance of guiding for more work on the social cohesion of Syrians has emerged.</p> 2023-08-03T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Holistence Publications