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Cigdem V. Sirin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Political Science

UT El Paso

My pedagogical approach to teaching revolves around my goal to evoke inspired learning, which entails motivating my students to feel that they want to (rather than have to) learn. When students want to learn, learning outcomes are more effective, long-term and sometimes even life-changing. This is what most motivates and inspires me to continue striving to grow as an educator and have a positive impact on my students' learning experiences and lives.