SIMRET KASSAHUN MEKONNEN

Full Name:  SIMRET KASSAHUN MEKONNEN

Academic Rank:  lecturer

Tel: +251910029732

Email: simret1412@yahoo.com

Po Box. 79

Campus: Peda (main campus)

Block: zengena building

Room No: 03

College and Department: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology

Educational Background:

Academic Degree

Dates

2010 to 2011

Title of qualification awarded

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Bahir Dar University, College  of Education and Behavioural Sciences

Dates

2005 to 2009

Title of qualification awarded

B.Ed. in Pedagogical Sciences composite major geography

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Bahir Dar University, College  of Education and Behavioural Sciences

Dates

2012

Title of qualification awarded

Certified in Higher Diploma Program(HDP)

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Samara University

Dates

2012

Title of qualification awarded

Certified in English Language Improvement Program (ELIC)

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Samara University

Dates

2016

Title of qualification awarded

Certified  in gender responsive pedagogy

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

   UNESCO-Hainan funds-in-trust project

 

 

Work Experience

Dates

   Since 2013 to present

                 Occupation or position held

 Lecturer

       Main activities and responsibilities

Teaching, Research and Community Service

Name and address of employer

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Type of business or sector

Higher Education

Dates

2008 to 2012/13

Occupation or position held

Lecturer

Main activities and responsibilities

Teaching, Research and Community Service

Name and address of employer

Samara University, Ethiopia

Type of business or sector

Higher Education

                                                   Dates

Since 2017

                Occupation or position held

Trainer

     Main activities and responsibilities

Working as a trainer on life skill training given for female school leaders.

Name and address of employer

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

             Type of business or sector

   Higher Education

                                                   Dates

Since 2017

                Occupation or position held

Trainer

     Main activities and responsibilities

Working as a trainer on the training on how to build up gender responsive school clubs prepared by UNESCO-HNA funds-in-trust project on “Enhancing Quality and Relevance of Learning for Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia”.

Name and address of employer

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

             Type of business or sector

   Higher Education

                                                   Dates

Since 2015/16

                Occupation or position held

Trainer

       Main activities and responsibilities

Working as a trainer by developing training manual for secondary school teachers on life skill (TOT) prepared by UNESCO-HNA funds-in-trust project on “Enhancing Quality and Relevance of Learning for Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia”.

Name and address of employer

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

             Type of business or sector

   Higher Education

                                                   Dates

2015 to 2017

                Occupation or position held

HDP tutor

       Main activities and responsibilities

Collaboratively working with HDP leader in running different sessions and assessing HDC’s progress.

Name and address of employer

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Type of business or sector

Higher Education

Dates

2012

Occupation or position held

HDP tutor

Main activities and responsibilities

Collaboratively working with HDP leader in running different sessions and assessing HDC’s progress.

Name and address of employer

Samara University, Ethiopia

Type of business or sector

Higher Education

                                                   Dates

Since 2013 to present

                Occupation or position held

Course chair

       Main activities and responsibilities

Following the progress of teaching learning process of the courses under the module

Name and address of employer

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Type of business or sector

Higher Education

                                                   Dates

Since 2013 to present

                Occupation or position held

Mentor  

       Main activities and responsibilities

  Follow students’ progress in peer lead learning and helping them to be successful by collaboratively working with their peers.

Name and address of employer

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Type of business or sector

Higher Education

Dates

Since 2014

                Occupation or position held

Trainer and Coordinator

       Main activities and responsibilities

Working as a trainer as well as coordinator on community service project given for primary and secondary school teachers on active learning methods, continuous assessment and action research.

Name and address of employer

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

             Type of business or sector

   Higher Education

Dates

Since 2011

Occupation or position held

  Modularization curriculum team coordinator

Main activities and responsibilities

Coordination of modularization work

Name and address of employer

Samara University, Ethiopia

Type of business or sector

Higher Education

Dates

Since 2009

Occupation or position held

Trainer

Main activities and responsibilities

Giving training for the newly employed teachers on pedagogical sciences. 

Name and address of employer

Samara University, Ethiopia

Type of business or sector

Higher Education

 

 

Research Projects/Grants/Linkages/Other Developments

  • Worked as a psychology research assistant for the project entitled ‘’The Effect of Iodized Salt on Child Development in Amhara Region’’ conducted by McGill University in collaboration with Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute during the period from October 2011 to February 2012 and from March to June 2013.

Publications (Journal Articles)

        Simret Kassahun (2014). The Correlation among Teachers’ Expectations and Students’ Motivation, Academic Self Concept and Academic Achievement Journal of Education and Practice, 5(20), 77-81.

        Simret Kassahun (2013). Teachers' Expectations As Perceived by Students and Its Effect on their Motivation, Academic Self Concept and Academic Achievement. Journal of              Education and Practice, 5(4), 136-142.

 

Publications (Book Chapter, Poster, Proceedings)

        Simret Kassahun (2011). The Impacts of Teachers' Expectations on Student Related Variables. Published by VDM Verlag, Berlin, Germany.

 

Teaching

Undergraduate

Introduction to Psychology (General Psychology), Cognitive Psychology, Psychological foundations of learning and development, inclusive education, action research, general methods of teaching and Assessment and Evaluation of Learning courses.

Thesis Supervision

  • Research advisor for under graduate students on their senior essay projects. 

Area of Research Interest:

  • I am interested on research issues related with pedagogy and psychology.

Previous and Current Positions

  • Modularization curriculum team coordinator, faculty level gender office coordinator (Samara University)
  • Course chair and  Mentor (Bahir Dar university)

Community Service

  • Trainer on how to collect, analyze and interpret both qualitative and quantitative data for graduating class students.
  • Trainer as well as coordinator on community service project given for primary and secondary school teachers on active learning methods, continuous assessment and action research.

Committee membership

  • May annual and international conference organizing committee. 
  • Department council, department of psychology