Teaching

My next teaching/pedagogical presentation will be during this year’s Praxis Conference at University of Washington (January 20 2016). I am the keynote speaker this year. The title of my talk will be “Actively Global and Globally Active: The Classroom as a window we actively open to the world”

I have been teaching classes in the fields of Media Studies and Communication since 2009. I taught classes in this field at New York University’s Media, Culture, Communication Department (2009-2013) and Baruch College’s Communication Studies Department (2011-2013). Since Autumn 2014, I have been a full-time lecturer at University of Washington’s Communication Department. I also have been serving as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator of the department since Fall 2015. Currently, I am also an Associate Director of the Communication Leadership Master’s program housed at University of Washington’s Communication Department.

I am passionate about teaching and think about innovative ways of transforming the classroom into a an exciting space of inquiry for my students.In the classroom my goal is to infect the students with the passion I feel for the subject-matter whilst thinking about novel ways for students to create class-work that moves beyond the classroom. I respect student’s input in the classroom and I believe that it is a mutual process of education between the educator and the student.

I also organize workshops for higher education professionals that focuses on the role of technology in the classroom.  I facilitate dialogues between faculty and students about their in-class learning expectations and needs. I have conducted two of these session for Baruch University’s Communication Studies Department during Fall of 2013 and Spring of 2014. I also participated with a poster on the same subject matter at the University of Washington’s Annual Teaching and Learning symposium during Spring 2014. You can find flow-board presentation of one of the sessions here.

Here is a handout about role of technology in the class that I presented at the University of Washington Teaching and Learning Symposium at the UW. Thank you For Texting Part II

Here is a poster I just presented at Univesity of Washington’s Annual Teaching and Learning symposium – Spring 2015

STL 2015 -Active Learning - Ekin Yasin copy

Here is my most recent poster about how to create a more global classroom environment that I presented in this year’s Symposium on Teaching and Learning (April 19 2016).

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