Teaching

At the FENG, DARE, I am teaching recently Five courses namely;
1. Course 1: History of Architecture I- 2nd Stage(HAR5010)https://sites.google.com/a/koyauniversity.org/har5010/home
2. Course 2: History of Architecture II-3rd Stage (HAR5017) https://sites.google.com/a/koyauniversity.org/har5017-class/home
3. Course 3: Architectural Design IV- 4th Stage (ARD5026) https://sites.google.com/a/koyauniversity.org/ard5026-class/home
4. Course 4: Conservation and Rehabilitation- 5th Stage (CRE5043)https://sites.google.com/a/koyauniversity.org/cre5043-class/home



Course code HAR5010 (AE203)
Stage: 2nd 
Classroom: F1H10
No. of Students: 23

Course code HAR5017(AE302)
Stage: 3rd 
Classroom: F1H10
No. of Students: 21

Course code ARD5026 (AE401)
Stage: 4th
Classroom: F1DH5
No. of Students: 25

Course code CRE5043 
Stage: 5th
Classroom: F1DH5
No. of Students: 18

My P
hilosophy in Teaching

What really makes me happy about teaching as a career is that there's no ideal standard way for successful teaching; so you can create your own way or ways considering certain conditions, and you would see yourself eventually improving, changing, and/or experiencing new ways.

 “Tell me and I forget;

Teach me and I may remember;

Involve me and I learn” *

Learning as an output of teaching in my opinion is about understanding rather than memorizing, and is therefore, the keystone for creativity, getting long term education; and continuous developing.

It keeps you alert and open to the new modifications and able to renovate your information easily.

Therefore, discussions that evoke critical thinking and brain storming, are the way I use mostly to open the way to my students letting them build their own understanding and opinions about everything they see, hear, experience, or/and read.

Teaching/ learning is a two way process, feedback from both ends of this process (the teacher and the students) keeps flipping them. Teacher, therefore, should be alert of all the new conditions, suggestions, ideas and other types of his/her students feedback and go smoothly to the learning side for a while seeking for a suitable response that get him/her back to the teaching side, and so on. Teaching, therefore, is the art of communication for me.

The other issue that I care about is the learning environment; this is why I try my best to be friendly with my students, reduce their stress, and welcoming jokes that refresh us all and keep us away from boredom.

Even when I teach history of architecture which most of teachers and students assume it depends on memorizing the required dates, texts, etc. I can't deal with it in this way, discussions, and investigations are always there in the class, understanding the context of sociopolitical events and circumstances that led to the emergence of each architectural style and its specific characteristics is more crucial for me than only memorizing these dates and events. I want my students to know how to deal with facts, classify and analyze them to get the results rather than focusing on the facts themselves. The facts are always available via books, media...etc.; it's the way of dealing with them to get new reliable knowledge, this is what we need to focus on as teachers in order to have successful creative reliable new generations of architects.

Faults may occur!! Well, who says that being successful is something easy or guaranteed?! But with this approach, I believe it will increase my students' chances to be successful Architects in the future.

 

 

 

* That quote belongs to Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) who was  one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.