VIADUT Teaching paper nº 1 (2018)

Applying Learner-Centered Approach to Teaching Turkey – European Union Relations

Publication date:
05/2018
Author:
Selin Türkeş-Kılıç
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VIADUCT Teaching Paper (2018)

The paper introduces a model of learner-centered approach to teaching Turkey EU relations by drawing on the example of PSIR 433 Turkey-EU relations class that is taught to fourth-year students at Yeditepe University, Political Science and International Relations Department. The course is designed to encourage the students to become active participants in learning through four major pillars: prelecture discussion sessions, analysis of primary documents, in-class simulation exercise and a research paper. In this way, the course enables the students to take on extended responsibility in learning and equip them with analytical and academic skills to assess Turkey-EU relations.