Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Dr. Martine Harvey.

This workshop will use the subject material of diversity and intercultural relations to demonstrate the value of a teaching/learning style which emphasizes that: Learning is fundamentally social; Cracking the whip stifles learning; Learning needs an environment that supports it; Learning crosses hierarchical bounds; Self-directed learning fuels the fire, and; Learning by doing is more powerful than memorizing. Participants will have the opportunity to experience for themselves this style through an exercise where they will interact with one another using “Thirty Questions for International Relations.”


Dr. Martine Harvey  (United States)
Assistant Professor
Speech Communication
Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

Martine Harvey has a Master of Sciences in Communication and a Doctorate in Communication from the University of Montreal, Quebec. She taught intercultural communication classes at Johannes Kepler University in Austria, and travelled extensively through U.S., Canada, Europe, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Greece, Finland, and Estonia. She is an assistant professor at the Speech Communication Department, Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. Her research and teaching interests include intercultural communication, organizational communication, and interpersonal communication

  • Self-disclosure
  • Diversity
  • Mindfulness

(60 min. Workshop, English)