Ayla Gol

Dr Ayla Gol

Director of Graduate Studies
International Politics
email: ayg@aber.ac.uk
extn: 2856

Open Door Session

Open Door Session

My teaching methods focuses on ‘the differences between information sharing and knowledge construction with reference to the essence of knowledge as Aristotelian ‘episteme’ (theoretical knowledge) and technê (practical knowledge: know-how); and the extent which the former process is created by the use of Information Technology (IT) while the latter is enhanced by Educational Technology (ET). The second part explores how ET can be used effectively to ‘provide training in critical and creative thinking skills of students’ as an integral part of producing useful tools and generating practical benefit during their learning process (Felder et al.2000, p. 26; Callaos 2009, p. 3). The third, then, explains why a student centred and research-based teaching is preferred to traditional research-led method in order to support the construction of knowledge. The paper concludes by presenting some reflections and limitations on how effective use of ET and research-based teaching can help students to become critical thinkers while studying Islam and Middle Eastern politics as part of international politics curriculum in the UK.’ See for details: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10639-011-9165-9

Area of Teaching

Areas of Teaching


IP39720 Religion and Politics in the Middle East 
IP39520 Islam, Foreign Policy and the Developing World 
IP39220 The Third World in International Politics


IPM8420 Islam and Modernity

IPM1320 Postcolonial Politics



Dr Ayla Göl is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics; she joined the department in 2005, having started her academic career at the Department of International Relations, LSE (2003-05), where she was awarded her PhD. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, November 2009 and March 2010. She was also the inaugural John Vincent Visiting Fellow at the Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University (2002-03). Dr Göl received a University Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010 and was the winner of the BISA-C-SAP Teaching Excellence Prize in 2011. She is the winner of Student-Led Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2015.


Teaching Awards and Qualifications

Senior Fellow of HEA (2015)

Open Door Availability

Open Door Availability

Module: IPM8420

Times Available: 11.10-13.00 on Wednesday

Dates Available:  Any week between 14 October and 2 December 2015 (Please note: these seminars based on student presentations that I will need to get the relevant student’s consent if you let me know which week you prefer to attend)

Location of Session: InterPol The West Room

Maximum available visitor number: 2

Available for consultation:  Yes