This year’s ‘Education and Learning I’ speakers at a glance (Parallel Session B2)

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The second parallel session will be covering the topic ‘Education and Learning’. Since there are many speeches regarding this topic, there will be a second parallel session of ‘Education and Learning’ on Saturday, July 18. The first one will take place on Friday, July 17 from 4 pm until 5:30 pm.

Here’s all you want to know about the speakers:

We’re very pleased about the contribution of Mahboub E. Hashem in the upcoming conference. He will present us his paper about the “Role of New Media in Education and Corporate Communication: Trends and Prospects in a Middle Eastern Context”. He is Professor of Communication at the American University of Sharjah. He holds a PhD in Communication as well as a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and in Arabic Language & Literature. He has more than 10 years administrative experience and over 30 years teaching experience. His topic will focus on the role of new media on education and corporate communication in a middle Eastern context with special regard to their effects on Arab youths.

Pavica Sheldon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at University of Alabama in Huntsville. She also holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Zagreb, and earned her Ph.D in Communications from Louisiana State University. She is an expert and author of over a dozen peer-reviewed articles on the uses and effects of social media, primarily Facebook. She also sits on the editorial board of several peer-review journals, and recently published a book, “Social Media: Principles and Applications”. Her topic will look into testing the emergency alert communications on college students’ threat assessment and the resulting behavior.

Regina Williams Davis is chair of liberal studies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Having taught for 16 years, she has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience. She examined three virtual Global Studies courses using a ‘case study’ qualitative research method. Therefore, in her speech she will focus on the challenge of developing an effective pedagogy for distance education in order to enhance global understanding.

We are also looking forward to the contribution of Diloro Iskandarova in the upcoming conference. She is going to present her paper about ‘Problems of Forming Tolerance in the Educational Environment of Tajikistan’.  She is working as editor-in-chief of the journal „Prospects of Development of Fundamental and Applied Linguistic Research“ and also as editor of the Persis’ Facebook Page and website. She holds a PhD and a Grand PhD in Linguistics. Her topic outlines sources of intolerance among the youth of Tajikistan as well as recommendations for the adoption of a series of measures with the aim of developing tolerance in the educational environment of Tajikistan.

If you find our programme interesting, we would be very pleased to see you at our conference in Berlin! http://gca2015.com/registration/

You also can find specific information about the programme following: http://gca2015.com/schedule/

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