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Shimna Shakeeb

Head of Centre (CETE)

Biography

Shimna Shakeeb has been serving in the education sector at different levels since 2000. She joined The Maldives National University in 2014.

She is a AUSAID scholar and presently she is pursuing her PhD in the area of English Language Teaching and Learning Design at University of Sains Malaysia. Her research interests include, outcome-based pedagogy, critical reflection, instructional design and blended/online learning. She has presented research papers in international conferences held in Indonesia, Shanghai and the Maldives. Her most extensive research was based on identifying factors influencing student achievement in a Blended Learning Context.

In addition, in 2020, she published a research based on Remote Online Teaching (ROT) in higher education in the Maldives context in response to COVID 19 pandemic. During her time at Aminiya School (from 2000-2011) as a teacher and Leading teacher, she headed the Chemistry Department and the English Department. During her career as a lecturer/teacher, she has conducted several professional development trainings for school teachers and lecturers in the area teaching and learning and curriculum design. 

She is currently the project coordinator/manager of the AMED Project (Advancing higher education in Maldives through e-Learning development) at MNU. Her specialized areas include; English Language. English Literature, Teaching and Learning in Higher education,

Education

  • Masters of Higher Education at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts degree at La Trobe University, Australia, 2005
  • Diploma in Teaching Secondary specializing in Teaching Mathematics and Chemistry