Instructor's Portfolio

Ahmed Mohamed Darwish Abdulla


Lecturer

College of Graduate Studies
Gifted & Talented Programme
Office: +973 17239270 Mobile: +973 38814414 Website: www.dralabbasi.com
ahmedmda@gmail.com


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Qualifications

Qualifications

- Ph.D. with first class honors (GPA 3.95). Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, 2016.
Major: Gifted and Creative Education. Minor: Creativity. Dissertation title: A Systematic Review and a Meta-analysis of the Relationship between Problem Finding and Creativity

- Professional Certificate in Leadership Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education, Harvard University (2016)

- MA with first class honors (GPA 3.97). Gifted Education, Arabian Gulf University, 2011. Thesis Title: The Effectiveness of the Master Thinker Program in Developing Critical Thinking Skills of 11th Grade Students in Bahrain

- BA, Special Education, University of Jordan, 2006 (GPA 3.22)

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Work Experience

Experience

- Lecturer, Gifted Education Program, College of Graduate Studies / Arabian Gulf University / 2012 -

- Educational Specialist, Gifted Students Center / 2011 - 2012

- Gifted and Talented Specialist / the Ministry of Education / 2008 - 2011

- Special Education Specialist / the Ministry of Education / 2006 - 2008

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Scientific Production

Publication

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Teaching Courses

Teaching Courses

- GED ES 622: Research Seminar

- GED ES 521: Practicum

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Academic Supervision

Supervised the following theses

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Committees

 

Attendance in most important committees within the university

  Climate Change-Education Group 2017-
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Memberships

 

- The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

- The American Psychological Association (APA), Division 10

- The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC)

- American Educational Research Association (AERA)

- The Gulf Achievements Center for Training and Consultation

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Community Service

 

 
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Research Interests

 

- Giftedness

- Creativity

- Divergent Thinking

- Problem Finding and Solving

- Convergent Thinking

- Emotional Intelligence

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Lectures/Seminars/Workshops

 

Conference Papers, Workshops, and Lectures:

- Abdulla, A. M. (September 2017). Identifying gifted students: A practical workshop. Ministry of Education, Manama: Kingdom of Bahrain.

- Abdulla, A. M., Paek, S., Cramond, B., & Runco, M. A. (August 2017). A systematic review and a meta-analysis of the relationship between problem finding and creativity. Presented at the 125th American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., The United States of America.

- Abdulla, A. M. (March 2017). Latest Issues in Gifted Education? Presented at the 3rd GCC Giftedness Day, Arabian Gulf University, Manama: Kingdom of Bahrain.

- Aljasim, F. A., & Abdulla, A. M. (January, 2017). Scoring the Figural and Verbal Forms of the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking. Arabian Gulf University, Manama: Kingdom of Bahrain.

- Abdulla, A. M. (November 2016). After Six Decades of Systematic Study of Creativity: What Do Teachers Need to Know About What It Is and How It Is Measured? Presented at the 63rd National Association for Gifted Children Conference, Orlando, FL, The United States of America.

- Richard, V., Runco, M. A., & Abdulla, A. M. (September 2016). Task-oriented Coping Mediates the Relation between Creativity and Challenge-skill Balance of Flow. Presented at the 31st Annual Conference, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Phoenix, AZ, The United States of America.

- Aljasim, F. A., Alhamdan, N. S., & Abdulla, A. M. (August, 2015). Styles of Learning and Thinking: A Comparison Between Elementary Gifted and Non-Gifted Students in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Presented at the 2015 World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Conference, Odense, Denmark.

- Cramond, B., & Abdulla, A. M. (July, 2015). The Torrance Legacy. Torrance Center Summer Institute, University of Georgia, Athens, GA: United States of America.

- Sumners, S., Paek, S., Abdulla, A., & Runco, M. (February, 2015). Creativity, what it is and what it is not: A study of implicit theories. Presented at the 2015 UGA College of Education Graduate Student & Faculty Research Conference, Athens, GA: United States of America.

- Abdulla, A. M. (December 2014). Writing Literature Reviews in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain.

- Cramond, B., & Abdulla, A. (November 2014). The Torrance Incubation Model of Teaching. Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain.

- Abdulla, A. M., & Ramey, C. (March, 2014). Master Thinking. A workshop presented at the Georgia Association for Gifted Children Convention, Athens, GA: United States of America.

- Abdulla, A. M. (March, 2013). Scoring the figural and verbal forms of the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking. Jeddah: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

- Abdulla, A. M. (July, 2011). The effectiveness of the Master Thinker Program in developing critical thinking skills of 11th grade students in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Paper presented at the Second Gulf Conference of Giftedness, Salalah: Sultanate of Oman.

Workshops:

- Neuro linguistic programming (NLP). The Canadian Center of Human Development, Manama: Kingdom of Bahrain (2003).

- Cognitive Research Trust Program for Teaching Thinking (CORT). De Bono Center for Teaching Thinking, Amman: Jordan (2006).

- The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving Program for Teaching Thinking (TRIZ). De Bono Center for Teaching Thinking, Amman: Jordan (2006).

- Identifying Gifted Students and Methods of Dealing with Them. The Ministry of Education, Manama: Bahrain (2007).

- Methods of Teaching Arabic Language Skills for Special Education Specialist. The Ministry of Education, Manama: Bahrain (2007).

- Methods of Teaching Mathematic Skills for Special Education Specialist. The Ministry of Education, Manama: Bahrain (2008).

- Unconscious Mind in the Classroom. The Ministry of Education, Manama: Bahrain (2008).

- Developing Reading Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities. The Ministry of Education, Manama: Bahrain (2008).

- Measurement and Diagnosis of the Gifted and Talented. De Bono Center for Teaching Thinking, Amman: Jordan (2010).

- Certified trainer in Measurement and Diagnosis of Gifted and Talent Students. De Bono Center for Teaching Thinking, Amman: Jordan (2010).

- Designing Curriculum for Gifted Students. The Second Gulf Conference of Giftedness, Salalah: Oman (2011).

- Scoring the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking - Figural Forms A & B. The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, the University of Georgia, Athens, GA: United States of America (2012).

- Scoring the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking - Verbal Form A & B. The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, the University of Georgia, Athens, GA: United States of America (2012).

- Future Problem Solving For Beginners. The Torrance Center Summer Institute – the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, the University of Georgia, Athens, GA: United States of America (2014).

- Bringing UnCommon Thinking to Common Core. The Torrance Center Summer Institute – the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, the University of Georgia, Athens, GA: United States of America (2014).

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Publications prior to joining AGU

 


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Others

 

 Awards:

- 2016: Doctoral Student Award, The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), Orlando, FL, The United States of America.
- Completed Research at the Doctoral Level, Graduate Student Research Gala, The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), Orlando, FL, The United States of America.

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Contact Information

 

Office: +973 17239270 Mobile: +973 38814414 Website: www.dralabbasi.com
ahmedmda@gmail.com

 

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