Noel Habashy

Noel Habashy
Pennsylvania State University | Penn State · College of Agricultural Sciences Office of International Programs

PhD | International Agriculture & Development | Ag & Extension Education
My research interests include critical global development, community engagement, and global learning. 🔍

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Introduction
I am a social scientist who explores topics including critical global development, Global South-Global North partnerships, development of cultural humility, and global learning among university students. 🌏 My career has spanned over 15 years and has involved working in higher education, international education, and international development. I have been fortunate enough to live in 5 countries and work in or visited another 30 nations.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - October 2020
Pennsylvania State University
Position
  • Professor
December 2017 - December 2019
Pennsylvania State University
Position
  • Instructor
Education
August 2015 - December 2019
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Agricultural & Extension Education and International Agriculture & Development
August 2008 - May 2010
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • College Student Affairs and Comparative & International Education
August 2001 - May 2003
Houghton College
Field of study
  • Business Administration

Publications

Publications (13)
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Despite the growing body of literature investigating education abroad programs, there remains very limited empirical research examining the perspectives of local community members who interact with visiting students. The purpose of this qualitative case study is to explore the varying perspectives of residents within a community in Costa Rica that...
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This chapter explores key theoretical concepts relevant to the planning and implementation of international (and domestic) service-learning programs. This chapter explores the power dynamics of international service-learning through four key theoretical concepts: the politics of power, local knowledge, framing, and problem definition. While these i...
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Psychology researchers have long attempted to identify educational practices that improve student learning. However, experimental research on these practices is often conducted in laboratory contexts or in a single course, which threatens the external validity of the results. In this article, we establish an experimental paradigm for evaluating the...
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Cultural humility is a critical skill for effective intercultural interactions. While common in other scholarly fields, the concept is seldom found in the literature of global learning and international education. Utilizing grounded theory, this study explores the development of cultural humility through qualitative data analysis of in-class assign...
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Travel has long been promoted as a powerful tool for promoting educational and intercultural exchange outcomes (Ritchie, Carr, & Cooper, 2008). The educational travel literature has been enriched with writings on volunteer tourism/voluntourism, service-learning travel, and formalized educational travel in the form of study abroad programs. The clea...
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Psychology researchers have long attempted to identify educational practices that improve student learning. However, experimental research on these practices is often conducted in laboratory contexts or in a single course, threatening the external validity of the results. In this paper, we establish an experimental paradigm for evaluating the benef...
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This teaching tip highlights the importance of a check-in at the start of class where students share what is going on with them. This 10 minutes at the start has drastically changed the trajectory of our classroom, creating a space where students feel more comfortable to share and engage with each other and the course material.
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Sharing and discussing teaching and learning openly among colleagues is a precious opportunity to grow and develop our work to better promote student learning. The opportunity to hear from colleagues is one of the things we appreciate about the NACTA organization and its annual meeting. We were looking for a way to build a similar sense of communit...
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Education Abroad is often billed as a wonderful opportunity for international collaboration and enhanced intercultural understanding for students and community members alike. Unfortunately, the local individuals in contact with these programs often have little ability to share their perspectives and have their voices heard. Each year over 300,000 U...
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Do university service learning and community engagement programs actually harm the very communities they seek to serve? This is the provocative question driving the critical examination conducted by Randy Stoecker in Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement. Those familiar with the literature of service learning...
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This chapter explores key theoretical concepts relevant to the planning and implementation of international (and domestic) service-learning programs. This chapter explores the power dynamics of international service-learning through four key theoretical concepts: the politics of power, local knowledge, framing, and problem definition. While these i...
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Conversations about inequality abound at every turn: from political elections to classrooms, news magazines to global protests, discussions with neighbors and shouting matches on social media. In the book, Global Inequality: Anthropological Insights, Kenneth McGill provides a thorough examination of global, national, and local inequality through th...

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Questions (2)
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Hello all,
What recommendations do you have of books providing a strong survey of key issues impacting international agricultural development? I'm especially looking for something with a strong global outlook (many resources I'm finding are very USA-centric)? I have previously used Gordon Conway's One Billion Hungry, however, published in 2012, it is starting to show its age. What would you recommend?
Thanks,
Noel
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Hello all,
I have students who have written lit review research papers. I would like them to be able to share their work with people other than me. What are places you would recommend for them to share their work? Open source academic journals accepting lit reviews? Academically oriented blogs? Something else?
Thanks for any thoughts you might have!
Noel

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Projects (5)
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What do students learn through virtual partnerships with two university classrooms (one in the USA and one in Russia)?
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We are working to edit and compile an open educational resource textbook exploring food systems and food security around the globe. The aim of this book is that it will be free and available to anyone around the world.
Archived project
This is a scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) study, the purpose of which is to evaluate the effectiveness of pedagogical strategies intended to strengthen the perceived relevance and complexity of international development activities for advanced agricultural science majors. The study will assess higher order student learning outcomes, as evinced by their ability to navigate ambiguous processes and situations and to propose solutions to complex problems concerning international agricultural development.