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Social Responsibility as Academic Learning Course at the University

Ayseli Usluata

The globalizing world needs responsible young generations who will be agents of social development; so universities are faced with the need to design innovative educational approaches and include academic learning courses that encourage young students to develop awareness and critical thinking. The opportunities to share love, kindness and respect with the local people and all living beings and to exchange ideas, experiences, different perspectives and perceptions through interaction with the students of a university in a different country help to develop mutual learning.

Ayseli Usluata holds an M.A. from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from Bog˘aziçi University. She is currently a professor at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her areas of interest are new perspectives in higher education, women in politics and intercultural communication. She has organized intercultural peace communication conferences at Bog˘aziçi University; she was at the McGill University as an invited researcher and at the University of Oxford as a member of the Oxford Round Table and recently added the Social Responsibility course as a part of the PRP Department curriculum at Yeditepe University. Prof. Dr. Usluata has been an active member of SIETAR, GABC and ECREA and is the editor-in-chief of the Global Media Journal—TR.