Dr Habib Chamoun-Nicolas looks at how to successfully engage Higher Education students in a Cross-Cultural teaching environment in this online lecture on Wednesday 22nd February from 1pm-2.30pm.
This study presents the results of an exploratory study on cross-cultural student engagement that was conducted on respondents from the USA, Spain, and Mexico as well as from other European, Latin American, African, and Asian countries (France, India, China, Italy, Lebanon, Gabon, Colombia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Thailand, and Vietnam). The authors collected qualitative information from student feedback on two courses: one where students felt strongly engaged and one where they felt weakly engaged.
In this session, Habib will be sharing the preliminary results of the study. The preliminary results of the study suggest the presence of four categories that seem to be essential for student engagement: the emotional intelligence of the teacher (Singh and Jha, 2012), the mastery and access to technology (Bond et al., 2020), the teaching method (Ahlin, 2020), and finally the structuring of teaching (Chamoun-Nicolas et al. 2013).
Dr Chamoun-Nicolas graduated with a Post Doctoral Degree working with Elf-Aquitaine (TOTAL) Production in France, and from the University of Texas at Austin with a PhD. and a master’s in science. He is the author of many articles on negotiation and the books: "Desarrollo de Negocios", in its 3rd edition and "Trato Hecho-Guía para una Negociación sin Fallas" 2nd edition and Deal 3rd edition. Negotiate Like a Phoenician, 2008 and Transcend Quo Vadis Negotiator, 2016
He is an assistant professor at St. Thomas University Cameron School of Business in Houston as well as an adjunct business professor and visiting scholar at TAMUK College of Business in Kingsville, Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers France, and at the Washington University Sever Institute. In 2013, Dr Chamoun became an “Athene’s” member of the Ateneo of Cadiz Spain in recognition of his work. In 2014, Dr Chamoun received the appointment of honorary member of the Honourable Consular Corps of Guayaquil Ecuador.
In 2021, he received an award from the University of St Thomas as one of the leading professors to transform the In Person teaching to an online teaching, effectively engaging students. He also received an award from the students at the Cameron School of Business at the University of St Thomas as the best professor in the same year.
Dr Chamoun has been a professional negotiation coach for European companies doing business in Russia, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and other countries. He has presented in several conferences in Berlin, Frankfurt, and at The European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, as well as helping doing research on International Contract Negotiations between Ecuadorians and Germans at the University of Hohenheim.