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Burcu Izci Fellow Interview

October 08, 2020  / Burcu Izci 

Tell us about your life before you came to FGCU.

I attended Florida State University for my graduate education. I earned my master’s degree (Early Childhood Education) in 2013 and a Ph.D. degree (Curriculum & Instruction) in 2019. During my graduate education at FSU, I taught undergraduate-level courses in the Early Childhood Education program and assisted in research studies. Before my graduate education in the United States, I earned my bachelor’s degree from Bogazici University (Turkey) in 2010, and from 2010 to 2011, I worked as a preschool teacher in Turkey.

  • Tell us about your family or pets.

  • How long have you been teaching at FGCU?

  • What research trend in your discipline is most exciting to you?

  • What is the course you’re most passionate about teaching? Why that one?

  • What kind of books do you most like to read for pleasure? What’s a recent title you would recommend?

  •  If you could have dinner with any historical figure, who would it be and what would you ask them?

  •  What new teaching techniques/technologies have you learned or used as a result of working remotely that you could share with other colleagues.

  •  What are you doing to take care of your mental health during social isolation?

  •  When life returns to some semblance of “normal” what do you most look forward to doing/experiencing?