Gomaa, Raymond conduct International Studies Association workshops

Dr. Sally Gomaa and Dr. Chad Raymond led two workshops on “Teaching the World Through Authentic Writing” at the International Studies Association (ISA) convention held in Baltimore Feb. 22-25. The sessions were attended by professors and graduate students from 11 countries.

Gomaa is an associate professor in the Department of English and Communications. Raymond is associate professor and chairman of the Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies.

The workshops utilized Gomaa’s expertise in rhetoric and composition and Raymond’s research on active learning (frequently published at activelearningps.com). The workshops were inspired by Salve Regina’s recent efforts to internationalize the campus and Gomaa’s participation in an international faculty development seminar in Morocco.

In addition to the workshops, Gomaa and Raymond delivered a paper on “Effects of Different Teaching Methods on the Global Empathy of College Students.” The paper was co-authored with Dr. John Tawa, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and GinaMarie Tonini ’17, a psychology major.

Gomaa said she enjoyed participating in the convention due to its diverse population. “It was an honor to work with professionals from all over the world on pedagogical issues,” she said. “We are all passionate about teaching.”

Gomaa and Raymond are planning to offer the workshop to Salve Regina faculty. Details will be announced as they become available.

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