EduTalks is a podcast show for students who have an appetite for education and research, students who are bored with their learning, students who want that 'aha' moment that will change their lives. Students who have never been taught how to write an academic paper, how to do research. Students who have never been encouraged to ask questions. Students who have gone through lots of dogma. We want our podcasts to change their perceptions of education and research. We want to talk to these students and talk more.
Research Ethics: Studying People
We sat down with Kristina Akopyan, a medical doctor, consultant, and researcher to talk about research ethics, its principles and standards. Especially, we were interested in how research ethics comes forward while researching people, and how the fine line between harming and protecting research participants comes into play.
A Conversation with Artsakhi Students: post-war experiences and hopes
In this episode, Mariam Petrosyan talks to two students who were forced to move out of their homeland following the war conflict in Artsakh. On a Sunday afternoon, as they shared their experiences as students at home, they also talked about the losses and new hopes.
Volunteering in the Times of War
In this episode, we talk to English language student-teachers who found time and energy to teach Artsakhi kids in the most difficult times during and after the war conflict during September-November of 2020. As we talk, they share their experiences, feelings and views about why they opted to volunteer to teach the classes to kids, what it meant for their own education and the education of others.
Music played by Verjine Zabounian
Academic Honesty and Plagiarism
Do you know where the word "plagiarism" comes from? And what are the key reasons for the students to plagiarise and buy academic papers? In this episode, we talk to Christine Goroyan about her research among Armenian students, their motives to buy academic papers and reasons to plagiarise. Back in 2015, Christine, with a team of other students from the American University of Armenia well explored this issue.
So How Did Your Remote Learning Go This Spring?
In this episode, 6 university students share their impressions from the remote learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in early March through September 2020. They talk about being fed up with Zoom sessions, the need for human connection and what they have gained in learning during that time.
Exploring People's Laundry Practices
In this episode, we talk to Hasmik Knyazyan, a cultural anthropologist, who shares her observations about the laundry practices in the city of Yerevan, and the history and the stories behind it. As we walked through the streets in Yerevan and watched the hanging laundry outside, Hasmik commented on what laundry may be telling about the culture and the practices of a household. What will your laundry tell about you?