Graduate Students (MA in Education) Sareh Karami and Mehdi Ghahremani presented The Iranian Gifted Schools at a glance
Their presentation focused on the current Iranian education system. Mehdi began the presentation with a history of education in Iran. Sareh continued the presentation by explaining the Iranian organization for gifted students called The National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET). Their presentation included many pictures and two videos. Their presentation included pictures from the Middle School where Sareh teaches and the High School where Mehdi is head of the physics department. These personal touches gave the audience a feeling of how Sareh and Mehdi interact with their students’ routines, exhibitions and assessments.
Sareh Karami is an alumni of the Iranian Gifted Schools (NODET) and currently a graduate student in the Faculty of Education at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Her work experience with NODET includes teacher of composition and writing, Head of Research and Extracurricular Program Department, organizer of school trips and annual scientific workshops and competitions. Sareh holds a BA and MA in Psychology.
Mehdi Ghahremani is also an alumni of the Iranian Gifted Schools and a graduate student in the Faculty of Education at UBC’s Okanagan campus. He holds a BSc and MSc in Phsyics. His work experience with NODET includes being the Head of the Physics Department as well as teaching physics and member of the executive board for extracurricular program. Mehdi is also the author of complementary physics textbooks.
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The Centre for Research on Mindful Engagement (CRME) will be hosting several Professional Conversations speaker series throughout the year. In addition to the Stirring Minds Speaker Series which brings outside experts to the Okanagan, The Faculty of Education invites local Okanagan campus experts as well as Faculty of Education and Graduate Student Speakers to the CRME to share their work with the local campus community.