January 2020 – December 2020
Academic Mentor: Mary Mendenhall, Doctor of Education, International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University
Blended Learning: Models for Promoting Professional Development of Displaced Syrian Academics and English Teachers Living in Jordan
Nahed Ghazzoul is a linguist with a PhD from Lancaster University. Her doctoral thesis titled, An Empirical Study of Coherence and Incoherence in the English Academic Writing of L1 Arabic Speaking Students, focused on errors in English writing among Arab university students. She has a Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Lancaster University, and an MA in Linguistics (TESOL) from the University of Surrey. Nahed graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature from Homs University.
Nahed’s research explores topics on English language skills, educational technology, and teacher education. She believes in the ‘learning-by-doing’ technique, and applies it in her classrooms. Nahed's teaching philosophy implies integrating technology in language teaching, including flipped classroom method, as well as providing more space for practice during actual classes.
In Syria, Nahed taught graduate language courses at Aleppo University. Recently, she has been teaching several courses at the English Department at Al-Zaytoonah University and Jerash University in Jordan. She has published a number of research papers in the field of linguistics and English language in SCOPUS, EBSCO, and ISI Indexed Journals.
"Syrian Refugees: Ignored Voices, Devalued Potentials and Underrepresentation in the Host Community (Ghazzoul)"
September 17-19, 2020
"Intercultural Reflection on Teaching"
July 13, 2020