The topic ‘Education and Learning’ will be covered and introduced on Friday in the Parallel Session B2. Appropriately, Saturday’s session C4 continues with more interesting speeches revolving around the topic of effects on education and learning in the wake of globalization.
Tahereh Ebrahimi Far is a Ph.D. in Political Science, and Associate Professor of Political Science at Islamic Azad University-Central Tehran Branch. Furthermore, she is a Member of the Board of Directors at the Iranian Political Science Association, and contributes to the Scientific Journal of Political Science.In her speech titled “Effect of Technology on Education in Middle East: Traditional Education vs. Digital Education”, she will be opening the session discussing classroom activities that involve students’ participation, recitation, presentation or reporting, that can help improve self-confidence.
In the following Susanne Guenther, M.A. takes the floor with the topic ‘Effective Educational Practices for Beginning Students – An Analysis of Academic Discourses and Practical Necessities’. Currently Susanne Guenther works as an Academic Assistant for Communication and Media at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences. She has her Masters degree in International Relations and Communications from Chemnitz University, and is currently working on her Ph.D. thesis focusing on communication structures in multinational military settings. Her research interests focus on heterogeneity in academic settings, efficiency of teaching methods as well as communications habits of international actors. She also has several publications on didactics. Her topic aims at presenting how educational practices have to be pursued in order to promote successful academic development. It will challenge existing preconceptions and outlines practical teaching and supporting strategies of Mittweida University of Applied Sciences.
The session then continues with Sheryl Tremblay from the DePauw University Greencastle, USA speaking about ‘Just One Course!’.
Lastly Dr. Lara Martin Lengel and Yannick Kluch end the education and learning session with ‘Critiquing Globalization through Popular Cultural Texts: Communication Education for Social Responsibility’. The co-authors analyze the impact of popular cultural texts on teaching international and intercultural communication. They argue that televisual texts such as The Big Bang Theory and The Walking Dead are useful tools to analyze cultural meaning and identity construction in the communication classroom.
Yannick Kluch is currently a Ph.D. student in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University and holds holds a bachelor‘s degree in Applied Media Economics from Hochschule Mittweida, Germany, and a master’s degree in Popular Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA.
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