UCF Faculty SoTL Participation

The following publications and presentations showcase some of the SoTL work undertaken by UCF Faculty:

Books

  • Hou, Su-I. (2017). Service-Learning: Perspectives, Goals, and Outcomes. Nova Science Publishers
  • Kourova, A. (August, 2016). Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Refereed Book Chapters

  • Kourova, A. (May, 2016). Russian Education in the 21st century: Establishing links with the global community. In Reconsidering Post-Soviet rhetoric: Theory and practice of professional writing and of writing education in the former Eastern Bloc. Washington DC: Lexington Books.
  • Kourova, A. (2012). Multimedia programs and cross-cultural communication in teaching Englishnew way of interdisciplinary approach. In Using humanities courses to prepare non-language major for effective intercultural communication (pp.82-93). Kiev, Ukraine: National Aviation University.

Refereed Articles

  • Harper, J.K., & Heider, E.C. (2017). Data linearization activity for undergraduate analytical chemistry lectures. Journal of Chemical Education. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00687
  • Kourova, A., Salter, A., Pidberejna, I*., & McDaniel, R. (September, 2016). From Orlando to Russia: Cross-cultural communication through gamemaking. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. Arlington, Virginia.
  • Kourova, A., & Mikhanova, O.P. (2015). International exchange programs: a brief historical overview. Penza State University Press “University Proceedings in Volga Region” sponsored by Russian Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 4(146-156).
  • Kourova, A., & Sergeenkova, Z.A. (2014). Dialogue of culture as collaboration between people in the 21st century. Philosophy of Education: History and Present Time, 11(32-34). Penza State University Press. Sponsored by Russian Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
  • Kourova, A. (2013). Connecting classrooms: Russian language teaching project at UCF. Journal of the American Council of Teachers of Russian, 63(79-91). http://modules.russnet.org/rlj/currentIssue.html.
  • Kourova, A. (2013). The integration of the Bologna process in Russia. Florida Foreign Language Journal, 9(52-60). http://www.ffla.us
  • Kourova, A., & Modianos, D.T. (2013). Inter-cultural awareness and its role in enriching students’ communicative competence. The International HETL Review Special Issue https://www.hetl.org/publications/

External Grants

  • PI Alla Kourova, Co-PI Eric Main the US Department of State grant the US- Russia Dialogue Program “Getting Closer: A Cross-Cultural U.S.-Russian Project Focusing on Teaching Foreign Languages to U.S. Students and Blind/Visually Impaired Students in Russia.” Fall 2014-Spring 2015 ($ 99,203).

Internal Grants

  • Alla Kourova, UCF In-House Faculty-Led Study Abroad Research Grant (2016—$3,000).
  • Alla Kourova, LIFE at UCF Program Development Grant, (2015—$300).
  • Alla Kourova, UCF In-House Research Grant, (2014—$7,500).

Presentations

  • Kourova, A. & Pidberejna, I.* (2016, September). From Orlando to Russia: Cross-cultural communication through gamemaking. Presentation at the 34th Annual International Conference on the design of communication. Arlington, Virginia.
  • Kourova, A. & Pidberejna, I.* (2016, April). Cross-Cultural Ways and Their Role on Students’ Perceptions of Russian and American Culture in a Linguistic Context. Paper presented at the International Russian-American Master-Class Seminar for Teachers of English for the Republic of Bashkortostan, Ufa, Russia.
  • Kourova, A. & Reilly, K (2015, November). Teaching English to Visual Impaired Students in Russia. CFTESOL conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Kourova, A. (2015, October). US-Russian Dialogue program. Florid Foreign Language conference, St. Augustine, FL.
  • Kourova, A. Invited Round Table Speaker “US-Russian Dialogue Program.” Moscow State University, Russia, June, 2015.
  • Kourova, A. (2015, May). Getting closer: A cross-cultural project focusing on teaching foreign languages to US students and blind/visual impaired students in Russia. Paper presented at the Zverev International Biennial Conference on American Studies, Moscow, Russia.
  • Kourova, A. (2015, March). US-Russia Dialogue Project. Presentation at the Central Association    of Russian Teachers of America, Dallas, TX.
  • Kourova, A. & Pidberejna, I.* (2015, January). Picturing Russia: Cultural Research Project at UCF. Presentation at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, an affiliate of the Modern Language Association of America, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Kourova, A. & Pidberejna I.* (2014, October). Picturing Russia. Florid Foreign Language conference, Miami, FL.
  • Kourova, A. Keynote Speaker “Russian Language and Education in the USA.” Fifth Forum of Russian- American Compatriots of the USA, New York, August 2014.
  • Kourova, A. (2014, May). Interactive forms of teaching intercultural communication. Sunshine State TESOL conference, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Kourova, A. (2014, January). The role of intercultural competence in teaching Russian as a foreign language. Presentation at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, an affiliate of the Modern Language Association of America, Chicago, IL.
  • Kourova, A. Invited annually by the U.S. Department of State to conduct a workshop for Russian educators: “Language in Culture and Culture in Language.” Washington D.C., August 2009-2015.
  • Nalbone, L. (2016, March). Teaching AP Spanish literature/culture terminology (Pardo Bazán, Unamuno, García Lorca). Presented at the California Language Teacher’s Association Annual Conference.
     
 

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